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Northern Harmony Concert
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northern Harmony, a collaboration of 10 brilliant singers, presenting harmony singing from across the world, presents an outdoor concert on the Highland Center for the Arts outdoor stage. Led by Larry Gordon, Northern Harmony is the highest level performing group under the umbrella of the world music organization Village Harmony, which sponsors singing camps and workshops in New England and many parts of the world. (see www.villageharmony.org ) Touring Europe regularly since 1995, the group has won wide acclaim for its unique repertoire and sure command of widely diverse traditional singing styles. The singers, all vaccinated, have been in residence for a week in Marshfield preparing this concert program.
The program presents a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions, including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Corsica, contemporary American shape-note songs, including new songs by members of the group, and renaissance Italian devotional songs. The singing is always accompanied by dancing, with the rhythm of the dance movements often in counterpoint to the song. These pieces will also feature the Northern Harmony band of fiddle, pennywhistle, accordion and percussion. The band will also play a medley of traditional dance tunes. The shape-note songs include two new works by Ethan Sudan, a member of the group, as well as two other contemporary numbers by Toby Tenenbaum and Megan Henderson. Admission is by donation, suggested $15-$20. For further details, visit the Northern Harmony website: www.villageharmony.org
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Contact: Tiffany Quinn