Starry Mountain Singers, Suzannah Park, Director
The Starry Mountain Singers have all toured extensively with the Vermont-based world-music ensembles Northern Harmony and Village Harmony, where they received an introduction to traditional songs and singing styles from around the world. In addition, members of the ensemble have worked with Meredith Monk and Revels Inc, have performed on NPRs A Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage, and include three members of the Brooklyn-based country band, The Sweetback Sisters.
The musical program features traditional songs from the United States, Bulgaria, Corsica and the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, as well as original compositions from the groups members. The American repertoire includes shape-note songs (a traditional New England song style), powerful gospel numbers, and haunting folk tunes from the Appalachians. The Georgian, Corsican and Bulgarian songs are a mixture of sacred and secular pieces that demonstrate the incredible range of unique singing traditions from those countries. Each member has contributed songs from his or her particular area of musical knowledge and expertise, resulting in a dynamic and eclectic program that will delight world-music fans and lovers of choral performance.
Third Life Studio
33 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
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