GREENSBORO – Northern Harmony, a collaboration of ten singers presenting harmony singing from across the world, presents an outdoor concert on the Highland Center for the Arts outdoor stage on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m.
Led by Larry Gordon, Northern Harmony is a 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.
Touring Europe regularly since 1995, the group has won acclaim for its unique repertoire and command of diverse traditional singing styles. Most of the veteran singers in the present ensemble have studied traditional singing styles firsthand with native teachers in South Africa, Corsica, and Caucasus Georgia, and some are leaders of their own ensembles. The singers, all vaccinated, have been in residence for a week in Marshfield preparing this concert program.
The program presents a 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.