Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:30pm • Ragle Hall, Serkin Center
A unique world music choir based in Vermont, Northern Harmony comes to Marlboro at the end of a two-month tour through the UK, France, Switzerland, Germany and the northeastern US. The company of sixteen singers, including Marlboro student Clayton Clemetson, presents a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, American shape-note singing and quartet gospel, and renaissance motets. Through 17 European tours since 1993, Northern Harmony has won a wide reputation for their remarkable command of the different singing styles and timbres appropriate to these different traditions. The singers are primarily seasoned young graduates of Village Harmony singing programs. Most of them have studied traditional singing styles first hand with native teachers in South Africa, Bulgaria, Corsica and Caucasus Georgia, and many are also accomplished singing leaders in their own right. Admission is $15 at the door, free for Marlboro students.