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montpelierbridge.org

Onion River Chorus Presents Holiday Concerts in Memory of Larry Gordon

One year after the death of co-founder Larry Gordon, the 60-voice Onion River Chorus will perform two holiday concerts in his memory. The performances feature music from the 17th and 21st centuries, repertoire that always attracted Gordon. The concerts will be Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m., both at First Church in Barre, Universalist, at 19 Church Street.
BARRE, VT
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Times-Argus

LarryFest May 28-29: Celebrating the life and work of Larry Gordon

Six months after his untimely passing last November, the result of a head injury from a bicycle accident, Larry Gordon, the founder of Onion River Chorus, Village Harmony and Northern Harmony, will be celebrated with LarryFest in a Memorial Day weekend of activities at Goddard College in Plainfield. “We’re looking...
PLAINFIELD, VT
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wiscassetnewspaper.com

Remembering Larry Gordon

Wiscasset lost one of its leading citizens this past week in Lawrence R. Gordon of Federal Street who passed away. Better known as “Larry,” (I don’t recall anyone ever calling him Lawrence) will be remembered most for serving on the select board in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, 21 years as its chairman.
WISCASSET, ME
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Bill Russell Doc From ‘MLK/FBI’ Director Sam Pollard In Works At Netflix; Larry Gordon, Ross Greenburg & Mike Richardson Producing Film On NBA Legend

Click here to read the full article. Award-winning director Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI, Citizen Ashe) is helming an untitled doc about the life and legacy of NBA legend Bill Russell for Netflix, the streamer announced today. The upcoming film from High Five Productions, LLC is billed as the definitive bio-doc on Russell, the greatest champion in the history of American sports, and a true Civil Rights icon. From the humblest of beginnings, Russell went on to lead each and every one of his basketball teams to Championships—notching two California State High School Championships, two back-to-back NCAA titles with the San Francisco Dons, a Gold Medal...
CALIFORNIA STATE
The Eagle Times

Remembering Larry Gordon: Vermont’s pied piper of community singing

Larry Gordon, who likely brought community singing to more Vermonters than anyone in our state’s history, died last week at the age of 76 as the result of a tragic bicycle accident. The accident — with no car involved — occurred Nov. 1, near his Marshfield home, and resulted in serious brain damage; he passed away Nov. 9.
VERMONT STATE
Rutland Herald

Remembering Larry Gordon: Vermont’s Pied Piper of community singing

Larry Gordon, who likely brought community singing to more Vermonters than anyone in our state’s history, died last week at the age of 76 as the result of a tragic bicycle accident. The accident — with no car involved — occurred Nov. 1, near his Marshfield home, and resulted in serious brain damage; he passed away Nov. 9.
VERMONT STATE
Barton Chronicle

Larry Gordon remembered

On Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 8:53 p.m. the world lost a bright light and a unique voice. Larry Gordon, cofounder of Village Harmony, a Vermont-based choral organization known for its international youth and adult camps and workshops, died as musical vigils took place at his home in Marshfield and around the world. Gatherings of hundreds of singers came together to wish a harmonious farewell to our teacher, mentor, and friend as he slipped away from an induced coma following a bicycle accident near his home a week earlier.
MARSHFIELD, VT

Joseph Gainza: Remembering Larry Gordon, concertmaster, peacemaker

Larry Gordon became an excellent and effective peacemaker — between generations, cultures, nations, and within our own communities. He brought us together, performers and audience alike, to marvel at how wonderful it can be to celebrate our time, our place and the world. Read the story on VTDigger here: Joseph Gainza: Remembering Larry Gordon, concertmaster, peacemaker.
MARSHFIELD, VT
montpelierbridge.org

The Magic of Larry Gordon: Alchemist, Builder of Community

Solo by Larry Gordon singing with Village Haromny, recording courtesy of Mary Hamilton French. Photo courtesy of Village Harmony. The text message was a thunderbolt. The day after Halloween, sunny with a brisk wind, was a perfect day for biking. Disjointed thoughts and emotions staggered under the news Larry Gordon had a terrible bicycle accident and was in the intensive care unit of the UVM Medical Center. For those of us who toured with him and fell under the spell of his bushy eyebrows (raised in a look of child-like curiosity and the hint of a grin), our world was turned upside down.
VERMONT STATE
Times-Argus

Bissex: Larry Gordon tribute

Larry Gordon’s musical soul was deep and wide. It kept growing wider to encompass more kinds of music from more traditions and countries. Amazingly, he did not create space for the new by discarding earlier musical passions — say chant and early European music or shape note songs from the Southern U.S. — but he just kept stretching his musical soul to include more and more — Georgian, Corsican, South African and many others. He held them all, he loved them all, he sang them all, he shared their gifts with singers all over the world. With his passing, much attention has rightly been focused on his incredible international outreach through Village Harmony and Northern Harmony. His inspiring work with young singers transformed many lives. But for over 40 years, Larry led the Onion River Chorus, a community chorus in central Vermont that he co-founded with Brian Webb.
VERMONT STATE
Times-Argus

Gainza: Larry Gordon, concert master, peacemaker

I can’t say that Larry Gordon and I were friends. We were friendly certainly, but we never went for walks together, shared meals or our stories. On one level, our relationship was transactional. I would attend concerts he organized, pay my entrance fee and, in return, would receive an evening of magic in the form of community-generated music.
MONTPELIER, VT
vpr.org

Choral leader, community builder: A sonic memorial for Larry Gordon

Larry Gordon touched hundreds of lives. The Marshfield resident played a key role in the revival of shape note choral singing, and brought it around the world. He ran the organization Village Harmony, was instrumental in the beginning of the Onion River Arts Council, and had an unparalleled skill for bringing people together in community.
MARSHFIELD, VT