Northern Harmony from USA – workshop and concert – Manchester

6 Mar 2019 / Greater Manchester


Date: 6 Mar 2019

Cost: Workshop and Concert £15/£12. Concert only £10/£8

Details: 7pm workshop. 8:15 concert

Location: ST Margaret's Church, Rufford Rd/Whalley Rd, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8AE



Run by: Carol Donaldson

Further information:

THE WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT but there are spaces for the concert
OPEN VOICE Community Choir are thrilled to host  the critically acclaimed Northern Harmony –  a group of 14 young singers from Vermont USA, led by Larry Gordon. They are a unique ensemble, bringing us vocal music from Corsica, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Macedonia, Caucasus Georgia, Ukraine, Ghana, South Africa and more.

Sheer agility, vitality and color” – Mike Joyce, Washington Post

Northern Harmony

They will be treating us to a singing workshop followed by a concert.                                                                               ‘Transcending the traditional definition of choral music, the group is  renowned for its command of varied world ethnic singing styles, from the hearty and ultra bright Bulgarian “hard voice” to the equally powerful, but darker and more sonorous Georgian timbre, from the rich, mellifluous South African style or the wild and unrestrained American shape-note sound to a delicate, pure, early music timbre’

7 -8pm – Workshop. Be led by the Northern Harmony singers in learning songs from round the world. NO experience necessary.

8:15pm – Northern Harmony in Concert.  A thrilling and moving evening of vocal mastery. Songs from the Balkans, South Africa, renaissance motets, American Shape note singing and more.