Village Harmony, Inc.,
is the umbrella organization for a diverse range of choral,
world music and harmony singing activities under the direction of Larry Gordon and
Patty Cuyler. Our choruses include Village Harmony, Northern Harmony, Boston Harmony, the Brooklyn World Music Chorus, the brand-new Chicago World Music Chorus, and our many Village Harmony Summer Camp ensembles.
Village Harmony Summer Camp 2014 are online
Go HERE to read about the new summer camp sessions, or go directly to our online registration site to sign up for the camp of your choice.
Our camp sessions are filling up and several already have waiting lists. We will continue to accept new applications on a rolling basis as space remains in each camp session.
Village Harmony's 25th Anniversary Celebration:
Friday, August 29-Monday, September 1, 2014
In the fall of 1989 Larry Gordon gathered nine teenaged singers drawn from several central Vermont schools, rehearsing on weekends and preparing a concert program for a ten day spring tour. Since then, hundreds and hundreds of teen and adult singers have traveled and performed with Village Harmony throughout an ever-widening swath of the globe, delighting audiences and experiencing harmony in infinite shades of the meaning of the word.
Join us for our big 25th Anniversary Celebration in Roxbury, Vermont next Labor Day Weekend.
Or go directly to the weekend event's online registration site to sign up.
Monkton Wyld Court UK Weekend Workshop
Friday evening-Sunday afternoon
October 10-12, 2014
At Monkton Wyld Court in Bridport, Dorset, England
Led by Larry Gordon & members of Northern Harmony
A wonderful UK weekend of inspiring world music and dance at beautiful Monkton Wyld Court in Dorset.
For more information→
Or just go sign up now.
Our monthly world music community choruses in Boston-Brooklyn-Chicago
Think about joining one of our exciting inter-generational world music choruses in Chicago, Brooklyn and Boston starting in September, 2014.
• Boston Harmony
Directed by Larry Gordon & Patty Cuyler, is well into its 2013-14 season. We meet once a month for a weekend (Saturday from 2-8 pm and Sunday from 10:30 am- 3 pm) in Concord, MA. Next September will start our 10th anniversary year.
• The Brooklyn World Music Chorus
Directed by Patty Cuyler & Mollie Stone, in its second year. The current winter/spring semester began on January 6, continuing with rehearsals on February 2, March 2 and April 6, and an end-of-year concert that final evening.
• The new Chicago World Music Chorus
Our inaugural year. Led by the dynamic team of Patty Cuyler (co-director of Village Harmony) & Mollie Stone (conductor at University of Chicago and Chicago Children's Choir) in partnership with the Second Unitarian Church of Lakeview, the innovative new non-auditioned community choir is open to both adult and teen singers.
In the store, these and more:
and the 100 Songs from the Northern Harmony Book CDEdited by Larry Gordon & Tony Barrand, the new Northern Harmony ($20) is expanded from the old book, with 55 new songs--150 songs in all.
And we have the new 100 Songs from the Northern Harmony Book MP3 CDR ($10) to accompany the book, with recordings by Northern Harmony, Village Harmony, the Bayley-Hazen Singers, and friends.
Go to our songbook sales page to order.
New South African and Georgian book + teaching dvd sets created by
Patty Cuyler & Mollie Stone
in collaboration with veteran VH teachers Matlakala Bopape and Shergil Pirtskhelani, and members of Chicago Children's Choir.
Click on the titles below to read more about (and order):
Traditional South African Choral Music Volumes 1 & 2
Music from the Republic of Georgia Volume 1
leagues beyond the sky CD
Great recordings from Northern Harmony's autumn 2011 EU-UK tour, led by Larry Gordan and Patty Cuyler, with guest directors Mollie Stone and Kenny Shimizu.
This dynamic two-disc album captures memorable performances by twelve different Village Harmony
traveling ensembles in New England and abroad during 2009 and 2010.
No Coward Soul
Lively performances from Northern Harmony's US-EU-UK tour in the early spring of 2010. Directed by Larry Gordon and Patty Cuyler.
Music for the winter solstice season from many centuries
and many cultures. Mostly live recordings from 1998-2005,
featuring four different Northern Harmony ensembles, directed by Larry Gordon and Patty Cuyler.
Northern Harmony's tour in the autumn of 2008 included five weeks of performances in the UK and two weeks in France and Switzerland. Special guest singer Shergil Pirtskhelani (Ensemble Zedashe) from Sighnaghi, Georgia directed most of the Georgian numbers in the program. The album starts out with high-powered South African gospel and doesn't let up.
Best of Village Harmony, 2007-2008
This dynamic two-disc set captures memorable performances by twelve different Village Harmony
traveling ensembles in New England and abroad during 2007 and 2008. The New England performances are from our teenage traveling groups, while the overseas camps--in Corsica, Caucasus Georgia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Ukraine and Italy--include a mixture of students and adults.
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A FULL DOWNLOAD.
Far Heaven: Songs & Tunes for Chorus & Small Groups
by Don Jamison
Published by Don Jamison, Burlington, VT, 2009. Comes with accompanying CD with marvellous performances.
Lord, I Walked2008 UK/EU Tour, Northern Harmony
Northern Harmony's 2007 European tour began with two weeks in residence in Corsica, where the group learned the piquant set of Coriscan songs featured on this album. Lord, I Walked also features gospel quartet and Appalachian harmonies, traditional Georgian, South African, Balkan and Ukranian songs, a Genoese trallalero, shape-note and renaissance pieces, and a Quebecois song.
The Folk Rhythm Volume Two:
Arrangements by Matlakala Bopape, edited by Patty Cuyler
South African Folk, Church & Protest Songs
Eighteen South African songs, for SATB choir. The package includes a book of transcriptions, two CDs containing separate performance, pronunciation &
practice tracks for each song, and an instructional dance DVD. Also
included is a pronunciation guide. 90 pp.