BRATTLEBORO >> The Starry Mountain Singers is an ensemble of seven vocalists who perform a wide range of traditional music from around the United States and wider 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. Their performances are known to be dynamic, uplifting and powerful.
The musical program features traditional songs from the United States, Europe specifically Corsica and Caucasus Georgia. The American repertoire includes shapenote songs (a traditional New England song style), powerful gospel numbers, cowboy songs, and haunting folk tunes from the Appalachians. The Georgian, Corsican songs are a mixture of sacred and secular pieces that demonstrate the incredible range of unique singing traditions from those countries. Each member has contributed songs from their particular area of musical knowledge and expertise, resulting in a dynamic and eclectic program that will delight worldmusic fans and lovers of choral performance.
Their recent, selftitled album will be available at the show. The Starry Mountain Singers have all toured extensively with the Vermont-based world music ensembles Northern Harmony and Village Harmony, where they received an introduction to traditional songs and singing styles from around the world. In addition, All members of the ensemble have worked extensively with Northern Harmony, as well as Meredith Monk, Revels, Inc., and have performed on " A Prairie Home Companion" and "Mountain Stage," and include three members of the Brooklynbased country band, The Sweetback Sisters.
The Starry Mountain Singers are: Stefan Amidon, Zara Bode, Avery Book, Gideon Crevoshay, Jeff Fellinger, Emily Miller, Nathan Morrison, and Suzannah Park. The Starry Mountain Singers will be in the new venue at 118 Elliot on Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 to $15, For more information visit www.starrymountainsingers.com