Laurel Park Arts

Laurel Park Arts is the cultural initiative of the Laurel Park Association, a non profit organization that offers artistic, educational, spiritual, and cultural programs to residents of Northampton and Western Massachusetts in the historic buildings and grounds of Laurel Park. A central feature of the park is its tabernacle, a beautifully restored, covered outdoor theater and music venue.

LPA runs programs in Laurel Park with the gracious cooperation of Homeowners At Laurel Park (HALP). For questions about living in Laurel Park, email laurelparkec@gmail.com

Village Harmony comes to the Tabernacle

Village Harmony, the acclaimed teen world music singing ensemble, presents its third summer concert program, led by Patty Cuyler, Avery Book and Megan Henderson The concert program includes an eclectic mix of traditional and composed music, with folk songs from South Africa, Caucasus Georgia, Russia, and Albania, American shape-note, gospel quartet and labor songs, and a brilliant rendition of 17th-century Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi's Beatus Vir.

Admission for all concerts is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and will be sold at the door. For more information please call 802-426-3210.

The concert begins at 3:00pm, and is followed by a community potluck dinner in Laurel Park's Dining Hall.

Village Harmony Teen Ensemble performs in Northampton July 18

 The talented teen singers of Village Harmony summer camps have been traveling and performing in New England and an ever-widening swath of the globe since 1990, participating in cultural exchanges and delighting audiences with their heart-felt renditions of folk music from around the world. Each summer Village Harmony sponsors ten separate ensembles in New England, the Midwest and abroad. The 25 teenagers in this group hail from nearly all the states in New England, plus California, Arizona, Colorado, Maryland and Illinois, and three students from France and the Republic of Georgia.

This group developed its unique sound with help from a team of three experienced choir directors. Patty Cuyler, a long-time Vermont resident now based in Chicago, is an energetic, dynamic workshop leader and choral conductor, and has been co-director of non-profit Village Harmony since 1996. Megan Henderson is a pianist, singer and composer from Boston currently on the faculty of the Brookline Music School. Burlington resident Avery Book, who has been singing with Village Harmony since he was a teenager himself, recently founded the Burlington Solidarity Singers, a group of singers and song leaders that lead and adapt songs for Vermont social and environmental justice organizations.

 Village Harmony’s many recordings and songbooks will be available for sale at the concert.