Keene World Harmony Chorus
Saturday November 17, at 7:30 PM,
at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church Parish Hall,
69 Washington Street, in Keene.
Georgian lullabies, South African hymns and work songs, American Shapenote hymns, rousing Occitan choruses, delicate Bulgarian part songs: all are part of the repertoire of the Keene World Harmony Chorus; and will be performed on November 17, at 7:30 PM, at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church Parish Hall, 69 Washington Street, in Keene.
The World Harmony Chorus is a multi-age choir who loves unaccompanied singing, and particularly the chance to sing traditional folksongs from around the world. The chorus was started two years ago and is led by Will Thomas Rowan and Lynn Mahoney Rowan of Marlboro, Vermont. The Rowans are accomplished singers and teachers, having toured with the world-famous youth chorus Village Harmony; and are currently among that group’s teachers. They have studied with Petrana Kucheva of Bulgaria, and Malkhaz Erkvanidae of the Republic of Georgia; as well as many other international teachers.
Members of the chorus live in and around the Monadnock region and southern Vermont. Singers represent Keene, Westmoreland, Harrisville, Stoddard, Rindge and many other towns. All are amateurs, drawn together by their love of singing. The concert is free, appropriate for all ages, and will be followed by light refreshments.