Treasures of Grace (2013)

by Northern Harmony

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From Northern Harmony's winter tour of 2013, which included a month in the UK, two weeks up and down the US east coast and two weeks in Colombia.

Northern Harmony's goal is to present vibrant and informed performances of ethnic polyphonic singing traditions from the US and beyond, paying close attention to vocal timbres, inflections and characteristic ornamentation. This dynamic album features traditional and contemporary American shape-note music, Jubilee gospel quartet songs from the early 20th century, and traditional polyphonies from South Africa, Georgia, Bulgaria and Corsica.

Singer Avery Book taught and directed all of the Georgian songs on the program. Luke Hoffman arranged and directed the gospel quartet songs. Elitsa Stoineva, a wonderful Bulgarian singer living in Maine, taught us the three Bulgarian songs. Patty Cuyler originally coached the Corsican songs. The recordings were made on location in various churches during the US portion of the tour.

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released November 3, 2014

Director: Larry Gordon
Singers: Andrea Boothby, Maria Dalia Albertini, Kimaya Diggs, Hannah Levy, Wheaton Squier, Rachel Rudi, Robert Raymond (violin, chonguri), Linnea Sablosky, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (accordion), Avery Book, Luke Hoffman (banjo, tupan), Maisie Dolan

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First formed in 1993, Northern Harmony has since gained a wide reputation thru concert tours across the US, the UK and western Europe. The ensemble is part of Village Harmony, a Vermont-based world music organization that sponsors domestic & international performance singing camps, workshops and tours. ... more

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