Friday, December 30, 2011

Come Hear RENEWAL CHORUS Sing at Pompanuck Farm!

Pompanuck Farm will be hosting a concert performance by Renewal Chorus on Sunday, Jan 8. 2 PM in The Round House at Pompanuck Farm.

The Renewal Chorus is a small, cooperatively-led ensemble of friends who first sang together as teenagers with the world music group Village Harmony. Since 2007, Renewal has assembled in the winter for a concert tour of the Northeast, performing traditional polyphony from around the world. This winter, they will embark upon their sixth tour, including a concert at Pompanuck!

Their concert features propelling rhythms and wide-open chords of American Shape Note music, early 20th century men's gospel, silvery tones and elaborate melodies of Corsican and Bulgarian trio songs and ancient polyphony from Caucasus Georgia. Each concert also showcases new and classic songs written by New England composers.

Many of the Renewal singers have traveled abroad to study ethnic singing traditions first hand. Village Harmony co-director Larry Gordon praises their “tight and unified ensemble sound” and “wealth of experience in the wide range of world singing styles,” calling them an assembly of “many of the finest singers among the recent graduates of Village Harmony’s traveling teen ensembles.” This concert is not to be missed!

A suggested donation of $12-15 will be accepted at the door. For more information about Renewal Chorus visit or contact (802) 345-6460, .

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