Thursday April 4, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- The Starry Mountain Singers have once again hit the road and are swinging through Brattleboro on a tour that includes three concerts in Vermont plus a weekend workshop and house concert in Massachusetts.

The group will perform Friday at Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12. For information, call 802-734 8940.

An ensemble of eight vocalists, the Starry Mountain Singers perform a wide range of traditional music from around the United States and the world. Formed in 2010, the group’s members are all lifelong musicians who share a deep love of traditional vocal styles and a dedication to studying and performing these types of polyphony. The Starry Mountain Singers are: Stefan Amidon, Zara Bode, Avery Book, Gideon Crevoshay, Jeff Fellinger, Emily Miller, Nathan Morrison and Suzannah Park.

The weekend workshop on Saturday and Sunday in Ashfield, Mass., will focus on traditional singing styles from around the world (America, Georgia, Corsica, South Africa). Participants will learn repertoire from these traditions and have the chance to work specifically on the unique singing styles. For details, call 802-734-8940.