Blowing in from Vermont, four extraordinary a cappella singers, Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon, will make their first appearance in Ithaca with a concert and two vocal workshops. Specializing in close harmonies, Windborne has vibrant energy, beautiful tone, and skill at engaging audiences as they tell stories about the music and explain the characteristics and stylistic elements of the diverse traditions in which they sing.
Folk musicologist Mary DesRosiers acclaims Windborne for "the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements." Over the past decade, Windborne has studied with masters of traditional singing styles in the US and around the world. Vocal chameleons, their repertoire includes music from all over the globe, including the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Corsica, Lithuania, South Africa, Angola, Basque Country, and Quebec, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions. They have performed extensively in the US and throughout the world with Village Harmony, Northern Harmony, and the Renewal Chorus.
In 2014, Windborne toured as musical ambassadors to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Angola with American Music Abroad, a program supported by the US Department of State. They have appeared at folk festivals and concert venues around New England and made a huge impression at the 2018 Dance Flurry and Old Songs Festivals in New York. Windborne has led workshops in schools, community centers, singing camps, and universities. Seasoned teachers and song-leaders, they delight and encourage people of all ages and levels of experience with their clear, skilled instruction and passion for group singing. Not to be missed! www.windbornesingers.com
Windborne Concert 7:30 pm Friday, October 26
First Unitarian Society
Tickets are available at the door
Windborne Vocal Workshops Saturday, Oct. 27
Second Floor Annex at First Unitarian Ithaca (Buffalo St. entrance)
To clarify discounted pricing for the Windborne Friday concert plus Saturday afternoon workshop: this site is only for concert tickets, but if you purchase concert tickets in advance ($15), either online or from a concert organizer, admission to the afternoon workshop will be only $10 (payable either at the concert or at the workshop).
Can't make it to the Ithaca concert on Friday?