Park events

Village Harmony Teen Ensemble at Elmore State Park

Village Harmony Teen World Music Ensemble,  a joyous band of powerful teen singers, presents ten concerts throughout Vermont, August 6-15.  The concert program features:

  • South African songs and dances
  • Traditional songs from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Corsica and Caucasus Georgia
  • American shape-note song and songs of social struggle
  • Renaissance moteets

The group is led by Larry Gordon, Avery Book and Sinead O’Mahoney.  The dedicated singers come from throughout New England to participate in this traveling camp, and they have rehearsed intensively together for eight days in retreat preparing this concert program.  In non-covid times Village Harmony sponsors three traveling camp sessions like this each summer.  This summer the group will be camping in Vermont State Parks during their ten-day tour.

Each Village Harmony ensemble develops its own unique sound with a different team of leaders.  All share common traits:  a powerful, natural, unrestrained, vocal sound; a remarkable variety of vocal styles and timbres appropriate to the ethnic and traditional music; and a visible, vibrant community among the singers and audience as they share in a joyful celebration of music.  Village Harmony, a non-profit, umbrella organization based in Vermont, promotes the study and performance of ethnic singing traditions from around the world.  For more than thirty years they have organized teen ensembles each summer in New England and ensembles for mixed-age and adult singers in numerous foreign countries.

Larry Gordon, founder and co-director of Village Harmony, brings broad experience in New England and ethnic vocal ensemble traditions, in baroque music and in folk dance.  Through extensive travel, he has developed an international network of relationships with people who conserve, perform, and teach these traditions. Avery Book has been involved with Village Harmony since 1999. He has traveled and studied in Sardinia, Georgia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, and the British Isles. Sinead O-Mahoney has performed with Village Harmony and Northern Harmony for twelve years.  Now in her fourth summer of leading Village Harmony camps she has particular expertise in South African and Bosnian music.

Event free with park admission. Meet by the shelter.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 6:00pm

Village Harmony Teen Ensemble at Knight Point State Park

Village Harmony Teen World Music Ensemble,  a joyous band of powerful teen singers, presents ten concerts throughout Vermont, August 6-15.  The concert program features:

  • South African songs and dances
  • Traditional songs from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Corsica and Caucasus Georgia
  • American shape-note song and songs of social struggle
  • Renaissance moteets

The group is led by Larry Gordon, Avery Book and Sinead O’Mahoney.  The dedicated singers come from throughout New England to participate in this traveling camp, and they have rehearsed intensively together for eight days in retreat preparing this concert program.  In non-covid times Village Harmony sponsors three traveling camp sessions like this each summer.  This summer the group will be camping in Vermont State Parks during their ten-day tour.

Each Village Harmony ensemble develops its own unique sound with a different team of leaders.  All share common traits:  a powerful, natural, unrestrained, vocal sound; a remarkable variety of vocal styles and timbres appropriate to the ethnic and traditional music; and a visible, vibrant community among the singers and audience as they share in a joyful celebration of music.  Village Harmony, a non-profit, umbrella organization based in Vermont, promotes the study and performance of ethnic singing traditions from around the world.  For more than thirty years they have organized teen ensembles each summer in New England and ensembles for mixed-age and adult singers in numerous foreign countries.

Larry Gordon, founder and co-director of Village Harmony, brings broad experience in New England and ethnic vocal ensemble traditions, in baroque music and in folk dance.  Through extensive travel, he has developed an international network of relationships with people who conserve, perform, and teach these traditions. Avery Book has been involved with Village Harmony since 1999. He has traveled and studied in Sardinia, Georgia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, and the British Isles. Sinead O-Mahoney has performed with Village Harmony and Northern Harmony for twelve years.  Now in her fourth summer of leading Village Harmony camps she has particular expertise in South African and Bosnian music.

Event free with park admission. Meet by the shelter.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 1:30pm

Village Harmony Teen Ensemble at Lake Shaftsbury State Park

Village Harmony Teen World Music Ensemble,  a joyous band of powerful teen singers, presents ten concerts throughout Vermont, August 6-15.  The concert program features:

  • South African songs and dances
  • Traditional songs from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Corsica and Caucasus Georgia
  • American shape-note song and songs of social struggle
  • Renaissance moteets

The group is led by Larry Gordon, Avery Book and Sinead O’Mahoney.  The dedicated singers come from throughout New England to participate in this traveling camp, and they have rehearsed intensively together for eight days in retreat preparing this concert program.  In non-covid times Village Harmony sponsors three traveling camp sessions like this each summer.  This summer the group will be camping in Vermont State Parks during their ten-day tour.

Each Village Harmony ensemble develops its own unique sound with a different team of leaders.  All share common traits:  a powerful, natural, unrestrained, vocal sound; a remarkable variety of vocal styles and timbres appropriate to the ethnic and traditional music; and a visible, vibrant community among the singers and audience as they share in a joyful celebration of music.  Village Harmony, a non-profit, umbrella organization based in Vermont, promotes the study and performance of ethnic singing traditions from around the world.  For more than thirty years they have organized teen ensembles each summer in New England and ensembles for mixed-age and adult singers in numerous foreign countries.

Larry Gordon, founder and co-director of Village Harmony, brings broad experience in New England and ethnic vocal ensemble traditions, in baroque music and in folk dance.  Through extensive travel, he has developed an international network of relationships with people who conserve, perform, and teach these traditions. Avery Book has been involved with Village Harmony since 1999. He has traveled and studied in Sardinia, Georgia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, and the British Isles. Sinead O-Mahoney has performed with Village Harmony and Northern Harmony for twelve years.  Now in her fourth summer of leading Village Harmony camps she has particular expertise in South African and Bosnian music.

Event free with park admission. Meet by the shelter.

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 6:00pm

Village Harmony Teen Ensemble at Quechee State Park

Village Harmony Teen World Music Ensemble,  a joyous band of powerful teen singers, presents ten concerts throughout Vermont, August 6-15.  The concert program features:

  • South African songs and dances
  • Traditional songs from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Corsica and Caucasus Georgia
  • American shape-note song and songs of social struggle
  • Renaissance moteets

The group is led by Larry Gordon, Avery Book and Sinead O’Mahoney.  The dedicated singers come from throughout New England to participate in this traveling camp, and they have rehearsed intensively together for eight days in retreat preparing this concert program.  In non-covid times Village Harmony sponsors three traveling camp sessions like this each summer.  This summer the group will be camping in Vermont State Parks during their ten-day tour.

Each Village Harmony ensemble develops its own unique sound with a different team of leaders.  All share common traits:  a powerful, natural, unrestrained, vocal sound; a remarkable variety of vocal styles and timbres appropriate to the ethnic and traditional music; and a visible, vibrant community among the singers and audience as they share in a joyful celebration of music.  Village Harmony, a non-profit, umbrella organization based in Vermont, promotes the study and performance of ethnic singing traditions from around the world.  For more than thirty years they have organized teen ensembles each summer in New England and ensembles for mixed-age and adult singers in numerous foreign countries.

Larry Gordon, founder and co-director of Village Harmony, brings broad experience in New England and ethnic vocal ensemble traditions, in baroque music and in folk dance.  Through extensive travel, he has developed an international network of relationships with people who conserve, perform, and teach these traditions. Avery Book has been involved with Village Harmony since 1999. He has traveled and studied in Sardinia, Georgia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, and the British Isles. Sinead O-Mahoney has performed with Village Harmony and Northern Harmony for twelve years.  Now in her fourth summer of leading Village Harmony camps she has particular expertise in South African and Bosnian music.

Event free with park admission.

Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 6:00pm

Holler Trio at Grand Isle State Park

Hailing from the western foot of Camel’s Hump, Holler Trio is a fiddle-tune-sawing acoustic jam band that pushes the genre into unexpected grooves. With the typical old-timey and grassy instrumentation of mandolin, guitar, banjo and fiddle, Holler Trio play a swath of fiddle tunes from down south and then add the reedy accordion and harmonica to blend in Quebecois traditions as well as an inventive bunch of originals that draw on Appalachian, Celtic, French and other traditions, with an occasional pinch of jazz. 

Event free with camping fees. Grand Isle is a camping only park. Meet near Nature Center.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sambatucada! at Sand Bar State Park

Sambatucada! will bring the energy and beauty of Afro-Brazilian percussion to Sand Bar State Park! Inspired by the traditional community street bands found in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, we are an all-volunteer street band of women and men from all walks of life. Formed by and for the community, we are a group united in our love for Brazilian music, and we are always open to new members! Sambatucada! has been a consistent presence on the streets of Burlington and at every variety of community event around the state for over 25 years. We can’t wait to perform and get you moving to our beats! 

Event free with park admission.

Friday, August 13, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

*DIGITAL* Words in the Woods with Sarah Audsley

In this virtual presentation, poet Sarah Audsley visits Taconic Mountain Ramble in Hubbarton, Vermont.

About Sarah Audsley

Sarah Audsely, an adoptee born in South Korea and raised in rural Vermont, has received support for her work from the Rona Jaffe Foundation and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and the Banff Centre. Her manuscript-in-progress received a 2021 Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. She lives in Johnson, VT where she works for the Vermont Studio Center. She holds an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers.

Learn more about Sarah at www.sarahaudsley.com.

Thanks to Vermont Humanities and the Vermont Arts Council for their support of Words in the Woods! Words in the Woods events are generously sponsored by a Northeast Kingdom donor in honor of poet Judy Chalmer.

For more information: https://www.vermonthumanities.org/event/sarah-audsley-words-in-the-woods/

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 7:00pm

Words in the Woods with Verandah Porche

In this live presentation, poet Verandah Porche leads an in-person visit to Knight Point State Park in North Hero, Vermont. 

Please note: We will post more details about how to register for and attend the event closer to the date at:
https://www.vermonthumanities.org/event/verandah-porche-words-in-the-woods/

About Verandah Porche

Porche has published three books of poetry, The Body’s Symmetry, Glancing Off, and Sudden Eden. Sudden Eden, her most recent collection, includes work from the 1990s to the 2010s. Porche has published in Ms.The AtlanticThe Village Voice, The New Boston Review and Vermont Organic Farmer, among others.

Learn more about Verandah at www.verandahporche.com.

Thanks to Vermont Humanities and the Vermont Arts Council for their support of Words in the Woods! Words in the Woods events are generously sponsored by a Northeast Kingdom donor in honor of poet Judy Chalmer.

Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 11:00am

*DIGITAL* Words in the Woods with Shanta Lee Gander

In this virtual presentation, poet Shanta Lee Gander visits Sweet Pond State Park in Guilford, Vermont.

About Shanta Lee Gander

Shanta Lee Gander of Brattleboro’s work has appeared in PRISMITERANT Literary MagazinePalette PoetryBLAVITYDAME MagazineThe Crisis Magazine, and the Ms. Magazine Blog. Shanta Lee is the 2020 recipient of the Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service to the Arts and was named as Diode Editions’ full-length book contest winner for her debut poetry compilation, GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak in Woke Tongues.

She is an MFA candidate in Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has an MBA from the University of Hartford and an undergraduate degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality from Trinity College. To see Shanta Lee’s photography and writing, visit Shantaleegander.com.

Thanks to Vermont Humanities and the Vermont Arts Council for their support of Words in the Woods! Words in the Woods events are generously sponsored by a Northeast Kingdom donor in honor of poet Judy Chalmer.

For more information: https://www.vermonthumanities.org/event/shanta-lee-gander-words-in-the-w...

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 7:00pm

Snow Crow at Coolidge State Park

Enjoy an evening of Americana, roots and folk music surrounded by Vermont’s brilliant fall foliage.

Event free with park admission. Meet by the shelter.

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 6:00pm

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