Online Concert with Windborne
- Dates: January 24, 2021
- Location: Virtual
- Time: 7:30 PM
- Price: $15 donation
Sunday, January 24 at 7:30 PM the Susquehanna Folk Music Society presents an online concert with the a cappella group Windborne. Described as "a feast of a cappella harmony", this quartet of young singers from New England revels in the rich singing traditions of Eastern Europe and North America. They believe deeply in the power of music to change hearts. Preceding the concert will be an online Community Sing at 4 PM.
The Community Sing is free. A donation of $15 (or $20 for the supporter level) is requested for the concert. Registration at SusquehannaFolk.org is required to attend.
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 the Basque country, as well as traditional and original American folk music. They believe deeply in the power of music to change hearts.
In 2014, Windborne was one of ten 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.
Participants attending the Community Sing, held between 4 and 5 PM will learn a selection of songs from Windborne' s Song on the Times songbook. Members of the quartet will discuss each song's origins and encourage conversation about the content of the song and how meaningful it may be in today's times. We can't all sing together on Zoom, but with participants muted, singers of all levels can join in from the comfort of their home!
Windborne' s live stream, held at 7:30 PM, will bring viewers a splendid treat for ears, mind, and heart. Specializing in close harmony singing, the quartet has a vibrant energy and a strong connection, which is evident in their engaging performance. They also share stories and stylistic nuances of the traditions from which their songs spring.
Funding for these events is provided through The Stabler and Puffin Foundations. Funding for Susquehanna Folk Music Society concert series is provided by the Cultural Enrichment Fund and by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, administered locally by the Cultural Alliance of York County.