SPARKLING young singers all the way from Vermont in the US will perform for one night only in North Dorset through Artsreach, the county’s touring arts charity.

This unique vocal ensemble of 14, called Northern Harmony and renowned for their remarkable command of world singing styles, will perform the evening of outstanding a capella music in Fontmell Magna near Shaftesbury.

Many of the students have studied traditional singing styles first hand with native teachers in South Africa, Bulgaria, Corsica and Caucasus Georgia, and some are also accomplished singing leaders in their own right.

Transcending the traditional definition of choral music, the group has earned a worldwide reputation for its command of varied world ethnic singing styles, from the hearty and ultra bright Bulgarian “hard voice” to the equally powerful, but darker and more sonorous Georgian timbre, from the rich, mellifluous South African style or the wild and unrestrained American shape-note sound to a delicate, pure, early music tones.

*Northern Harmony, St Andrew’s Church, Fontmell Magna, Thursday, March 21, 7.30pm. The singers will also lead a world music workshop during the afternoon, in the stunning setting of the Springhead Trust. The workshop runs from 4pm-6pm, ahead of the concert that evening. Further information and tickets for both the concert and workshop are available from Springhead Trust on 01747 811853 or online at