A STUNNINGLY powerful close harmony vocal group from New England are set to perform in the county town.

Windborne will present Song on the Times, their project that collects music from working class movements for peoples’ rights in the US and UK over the past 400 years and sings them for the struggles of today.

Hear them sing at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Wednesday, February 12 at 8pm.

All graduates of Northern Harmony, Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage – their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident.

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 Basque country, as well as traditional and original American folk music. They believe deeply in the power of music to change hearts.

In addition to performing in New England and around the world, Windborne has taught workshops in schools, community centers, singing camps, and universities.

Specializing in close harmony singing, the quartet has a vibrant energy and a strong connection, which is evident in their engaging performance. They educate as they perform, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristicsand stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.

*Windborne - Song on the Times, Dorchester Corn Exchange, Wednesday, February 2, 8pm, Dorchester Corn Exchange. Tickets cost £13 or £11 for members and concessions. Contact Dorchester Arts box office.