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Norumbega Harmony

May 15, 2:00pm in Memorial Hall

Norumbega Harmony is one of the largest and most active groups of Sacred Harp and shape note singers in New England. The group includes more than 50 singers, the majority of whom live in the greater Boston area.

Norumbega Harmony was founded in 1976 at Wellesley College as an undergraduate student organization by singing master Dr. Stephen Marini, who had learned to sing Sacred Harp at traditional singings held at Primitive Baptist churches in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. The student group soon attracted singers from outside the College and in the early 1980's moved to Cambridge and took on the name "Norumbega Harmony".

Norumbega Harmony's repertoire consists of music from the colonial and Revolutionary era of New England as well as music from the Sacred Harp and other American folk-hymn traditions. They conduct workshops (also called "singing schools") and singings at regional folk festivals.

Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library.  Admission is free.  No registration required.

Last updated: October 01, 2012
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