Village Harmony in concert

Village Harmony Teen Ensemble will be performing at the Union Congregational Church on Monday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m.

The teen world music singing ensemble, led by Patty Cuyler, David Oliver from England, and Bongani Magatyana of South Africa will present a program of Corsican, Balkan, Georgian and American traditional songs; South African folk; original choral and church song and dance; and English pub song arrangements.

The group includes 24 inspired teen singers. 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 a unique sound with a different international team of leaders, but all share common traits — a powerful, natural, unrestrained, vocal sound; a 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.

A suggested donation at the door is $10 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors.

For information, please call 924-3272 or visit

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