Keene Vocal Ensemble: Folksongs from East and West

Keene World Harmony Chorus to perform at Unitarian Universalist Church

Traditional American folksongs, rich Georgian chords, haunting Bulgarian harmonies, the toe-tapping call and response songs of Quebec, and an American premier of a folk song from Kyrgyzstan will all be part of a concert by the Keene World Harmony Chorus, on May 14th, 2014, 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 three 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, and have just returned from a State Department goodwill tour of Angola, Turkemenistan, and Kyrgyzstan with their quartet, Windborne.

Members of the chorus live in and around the Monadnock region and southern Vermont.

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.