The program includes traditional songs from Eastern Europe, Georgia, the Baltic States, and the Mediterranean coast of France, as well as a number of Rowan’s compositions. Suggested admission at the door is is $10, $5 for students and seniors. For more information call 802-426-3210.
Village Harmony is an umbrella organization based in Vermont dedicated to the study and performance of ethnic singing traditions from around the world. Each summer they sponsor ten ensembles like this one, both in New England and in numerous foreign countries, involving both teen and adult singers. Each group develops its own unique sound with a different international team of leaders, but all share common traits: a powerful, natural, unrestrained, vocal sound; a remarkable variety of vocal styles and timbres, as appropriate to the many varieties of ethnic and traditional music; and the visible, vibrant community among the singers and audience as they share in a joyous celebration of music.