Nov. 6, 2010; Windborne Concert, Peterborough, NH; 7 pm
Windborne Concert at Unitarian Church, Peterborough, NH; Vocal harmonies around the world. Appalachian, Bulgarian and Georgian, Corsican, original.
Vocal Trio, Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Lauren Breunig and Will Thomas Rowan; Songs from around the world; Vocal harmonies from eastern European music to traditional American tunes to contemporary setting of pieces written by themselves and others. Includes Appalachian, Bulgarian and Georgian, Corsican, and original harmonies.
Windborne, a trio of singers Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Will Thomas Rowan, with strong vocal harmonies, presents a concert at the Unitarian Church, Peterborough, NH on November 6th at 7:00 pm.
The singers in Windborne Trio have a vibrant energy and strong connection. They move with ease between the soaring polyphony of Corsica, the striking chords of The Republic of Georgia, the close dissonances of Bulgaria, and the haunting harmonies of contemporary and traditional American tunes. In particular, all three singers have traveled to Corsica and studied with song master Jean-Etienne Langianni, as well as sung with native Georgian singers. Windborne has performed and taught workshops in southern Vermont and New Hampshire and recently won first place in the 2010 Young Tradition Vermont showcase competition in Burlington, VT. They bring an infectious joy and love of singing to their concerts.
Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Will Thomas Rowan began singing together a decade ago as young teenagers after attending Village Harmony singing camps together. Enamored with the world folk traditions they encountered through Village Harmony, they have continued to pursue music as performers and teachers. All three have traveled extensively in the US and Europe with Village Harmony and its semi-professional performing arm, Northern Harmony, leading workshops and giving concerts. They are also founding members of Renewal, a world music chorus that tours New England in January.
Windborne’s debut album was reviewed by Mary DesRosiers, folk musicoligist, for the Monadnock Folklore Society. She writes: “The purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements combine to create an unusual, but very inspiring recording.” A link to the review is provided on the groups’ website: windbornesingers.com as well as a link to CD Baby, where samples of their music are available.
Thomas has composed for poetry by Yeats, poems in Elvish and an award-winning setting of Aprill from the prologue to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The duo also wrote a timely song with an environmental message about not being a Slave to Time.
CONTACT: WindborneSingers@gmail.com 802-451-0425 or Anne Thomas 603-899-3249