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.
Start day-dreaming now about coming with us on a study-performance trip next year. Be sure to sign up with the link at the top of the right-hand bar for our e-mail list to be the first to know about our 2015 summer camps. We will post our 2015 camp schedule online by mid-October. In the meantime, you can go HERE if you want to read about our 2014 summer camp sessions.
Northern Harmony New England-UK-EU Tour: September 2-November 1, 2014
The highest level performing group under the umbrella of the world music organization Village Harmony, Northern Harmony’s singers are primarily brilliant young graduates of Village Harmony singing programs. TOUR DETAILS.
Join one of our world music choruses in Boston, Brooklyn or Chicago
- • Boston Harmony
Directed by Larry Gordon & Patty Cuyler
— Boston Harmony, which meets one weekend a month in Concord, MA, begins its 10th year the weekend of Sept. 27-28. Newcomers are welcome to begin at any rehearsal through the fall months.
About Boston Harmony→
•Brooklyn World Music Chorus
Directed by Patty Cuyler & Mollie Stone
— Meets one Sunday afternoon each month from 1-4pm at the Brooklyn Youth Chorus headquarters on Atlantic Ave near Court Street in Brooklyn Heights. Newcomers are welcome to begin with the October rehearsal. The choir meets for two 4-month semesters each year. Fall '14 schedule: Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 & Dec. 7.
Winter-spring '15 rehearsals: Feb. 1, March 8, April 12 & May 3.
About the Brooklyn World Music Chorus→
•Chicago World Music Chorus
Directed by Patty Cuyler & Mollie Stone
—We meet one Sunday each month from 1-4 pm at the Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry Ave in the Lakeview neighborhood.
The 2014-15 season schedule is: Oct. 19, Nov. 23, Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, March 22, April 19 & May 17. Newcomers are welcome to join at any rehearsal through early winter.
About the Chicago World Music Chorus→
THE BEST OF VILLAGE HARMONY:
A 25th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION ($40)
A wire-bound 186-page book, with accompanying mp3 CDR, compiled and edited by Village Harmony co-directors Larry Gordon & Patty Cuyler.
A priceless treasury of world music choral arrangements, with 97 scores contributed by present and past Village Harmony camp leaders and published to commemorate the organization's 25th anniversary. Traditional & composed polyphonic songs from the US, the Balkans, Caucasus Georgia, Ukraine, Corsica & more. Comes with an accompanying mp3 CDR disc with performances by Village Harmony and associated ensembles of nearly all of the songs in the collection.
25th anniversary year!
Labor Day weekend witnessed a
4-day long music festival to celebrate the beginning of our 25th year, with over 250 alumni and faculty members in attendance. The long weekend was full of workshops led by present and past camp directors from around the world, and a Saturday evening concert with performances by Northern Harmony, Windborne, Tenores de Aterué, Washed Up Beulah Band, Starry Mountain Singers and Village Harmony founder Larry Gordon conducting Charpentier's Te Deum with chamber orchestra.
Watch video clips and read alumni postings from the weekend→
These new items & much more are available for purchase at our online store.
TREASURES OF GRACE CD
Great recordings from
Northern Harmony's spring 2013
led by Larry Gordan
with Avery Book & Luke Hoffman,
and guest teachers
Elitsa Stoineva& Patty Cuyler.
best of Village Harmony 2011-2012-2013 double CD
A two-disc compilation capturing great performances by fifteen different Village Harmony camp ensembles. The teen traveling ensembles were made up of students ages 12-19, while the overseas camps included a mix of students and adults.
THE NORTHERN HARMONY BOOK (2012)
100 Songs from the Northern Harmony Book mp3 CDR
Edited by Village Harmony founder Larry Gordon & Tony Barrand, the new Northern Harmony ($20)
is expanded from the old book, with 55 new songs--150 songs in all.
You can also buy our 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 other associated ensembles.
THE RAISING THE BAR MULTI-MEDIA RESOURCE SERIES:
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.
To read more and order: