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, and our many Village Harmony Summer Camp ensembles.
Announcing our next South Africa Winter Camp,
January 10-30, 2014
Registration is now open for our next winter camp
in South Africa
Led by Matlakala Bopape, Larry Gordon, Suzannah Park & Luke Hoffman
The camp will begin with a week of rehearsal at D'Nyala Game Park in Limpopo Province, followed by a 2-week performance tour that may possibly take the group all the way to Cape Town.
Swedish 'kulning' workshop, June 22-23
1-5pm, Taplin Auditorium, Christ Church, Montpelier, VT
Led by Helle Thun
Kulning has long been used as a means to communicate with the voice over long distances. It is an archaic style of singing/calling, still used in traditional Swedish folk music. Free housing is offered for participants coming from out of the area.
Tuition: $70/$40 for a single day
Students: $45/$25 single day
Village Harmony Summer Camp 2013 openingsThere are still places left in the following 2013 summer camps:
• Midwest Teen Traveling Camp (June 22-July 7)
• Republic of Georgia
• Cape Town, South Africa (August 1-18) SPACE FOR ONE MAN
• Oregon Cascades Adult Camp (August 31-September 7)
Register for the 2013-14 seasons of Boston Harmony & the Brooklyn World Music Chorus:
• The Brooklyn World Music Chorus
directed by Patty Cuyler & Mollie Stone, will begin its second year with a rehearsal from 1-4 pm on Sunday, Sept. 15th.
• Boston Harmony
directed by Larry Gordon & Patty Cuyler, will start its ninth year with a full weekend rehearsal Saturday, Sept. 28th-Sunday, Sept.r 29th.
Autumn Singing Weekend in the South
At Cherokee Retreat Center
(one hour northwest of Atlanta)
Led by Larry Gordon & Suzannah Park
The first-ever Village Harmony singing weekend in the Atlanta area. Two of Village Harmony's most popular leaders will lead a joyous two days and nights of singing from the world music traditions for which Village Harmony is known.
$240 per person in 4-person shared bunk rooms.
Special teen price of $200
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.