Windborne

Tue

11/21/2017

8:00pm

Songwriter

Windborne

  • $30 Assigned Rows 1-2
  • $20 Assigned Rows 3-5
  • $15 General Admission
  • $5 Student

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  • Lauren Breunig
  • Jeremy Carter-Gordon
  • Lynn Mahoney Rowan
  • Will Thomas Rowan

Event Details

The four Windborne singers grew up immersed in the traditional song and dance communities of New England and discovered a love of world folk music in their teens. Over the past decade, Windborne has sought out masters of traditional singing styles in the US and around the world to study a variety of vocal music. Through these collaborations, they have developed the vocal agility and authentic sound for which they are known. Their dynamic concert programs include songs from Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Quebec, and Basque country, as well as traditional and original American folk music. They believe deeply in the power of music to change hearts.

Windborne Teaching WorkshopIn addition to performing in New England and around the world, Windborne has taught workshops in schools, community centers, singing camps, and universities. Seasoned teachers and song-leaders, they delight groups young and old with enthusiastic, clear, and nuanced instruction for musicians of all levels of experience. Singers not only learn the notes of a song, but also work on the varied vocal styles, language pronunciation, and gain an understanding of the song in its original cultural context.

In 2014, Windborne was one of 10 groups selected by American Music Abroad and the US Department of State to tour as cultural ambassadors through music. They traveled to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Angola, touring with internationally known artists, performing at sold-out national theaters, and collaborating with traditional musicians in each country. They also taught music and dance workshops to schoolchildren, English-language learners, dance schools, choirs, and music conservatories.

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Lauren Breunig

Lauren Breunig sang with Village Harmony for many years and travelled with their first study program to Corsica. Since then, she has toured with Northern Harmony in the US, England, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, and Switzerland. She has also sung with Hallowell, a hospice choir that sings at the bedsides of individuals nearing the end of life. Currently, she works as a circus artist and teacher, performing on aerial fabric, trapeze, and in partner acrobatics.

Jeremy Carter-Gordon

In 2013 Jeremy Carter-Gordon joined Windborne, rounding out the group with bass notes and more banjo! Jeremy holds a MA in dance anthropology, and is a bit of a dance nomad, from studying Swedish folk dance at the Erik Sahlström Institute in Sweden to traveling across Europe on a Watson Fellowship, collecting sword dance traditions. He is a well-known in the folk music and dance community for his singing, dancing, and has taught traditional music and dance on five continents!

Lynn Mahoney Rowan

Lynn Mahoney Rowan is a veteran singer of Northern Harmony. She has travelled to Corsica twice to study traditional polyphonic singing. She is an accomplished song arranger, and an energetic workshop leader and teacher for Village Harmony as well as taking over the teen choir for Revels North. She specializes in highly ornamented styles of singing, such as music from Corsica and Eastern Georgia. She received a B.A. in Performance Studies from Marlboro College. She composed music for a production of Federico Lorca’s Blood Wedding, directed by Eric Bass.

Will Thomas Rowan

Will Thomas Rowan received his B.A. in Music Composition from Marlboro College, and he is a masters student at Bard College’s Graduate Choral Conducting Program. He specializes in choral compositions inspired by and incorporating styles and themes from the Shape-Note and ballad singing traditions. He has sung for many years with Northern Harmony and he teaches for Village Harmony. Will is a regular soloist and guest instructor with Revels North. For Windborne, Will plays the banjo and two Georgian stringed instruments, the Panduri and the Chonguri. In other musical endeavors, Will sometimes plays jazz and rock piano, as well as traditional Bulgarian drum.

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