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July 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm$10
Village Harmony is a traveling, singing summer camp for teenagers. The group of 20 young singers rehearses intensely for a week, learning traditional music styles from around the world from three master teachers, as well as cooking and cleaning for each other. They then get in a fleet of vans and take their concert program on tour for two weeks. The concerts are high-energy affairs, with raucous gospel and shape-note tunes performed alongside heart-wrenching ballads.
Directing this session of camp is Chicago native Mollie Stone, who will lead music from her amazing repertoire of South African dance-songs, Georgian traditional music, American gospel and renaissance motets. Village Harmony alumna Emily Miller (lead singer in the Sweetback Sisters, who just appeared at the Opera House in April) brings her marvelous humor, musicianship and vast repertoire of American folk music and amazing traditional fiddle playing to the concert program. Joining them is Gideon Crevoshay, an exceptional tenor singer, who will be leading traditional and contemporary shape-note songs, early music pieces from Italy and Spain, and an exciting set of songs from Caucasus Georgia.