Check us out in the Sacred Harp Newsletter!...

Sep 13, 2012 by

Our friend Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg invited us to write an article about the forthcoming publication of The Shenandoah Harmony. The result appears in the newest issue of The Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter.  In addition to a brief summary of the project and our progress thus far, we’ve highlighted four of our favorite songs with links to YouTube videos: Chapin’s PSALM 30 (1813), Wyeth & Davisson’s CONSOLATION NEW (1813), Richard Popp’s STONY ISLAND (1994), and Merit Woodruff’s SINAI (1801).  The first two recordings are from the Keystone Convention and the second two are from the NSV All-Day.  Thanks to all of you who helped us sing!  Here’s the...

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Northern Shenandoah Valley Special Event with Tollie Lee...

Sep 16, 2012 by

OCTOBER 6, Saturday, special guest presentation by Tollie Lee of the Hoboken singers begins at 3 pm Saturday, October 6, 3-8 p.m.– Millwood Community Center, 1610 Millwood Rd, Boyce VA. potluck at 6 pm. (some heating available in kitchen); SPECIAL GUEST, TOLLIE LEE, A TRADITIONAL SINGER FROM SOUTHERN GEORGIA WILL GIVE A SHORT PRESENTATION ON ORAL TRADITION SINGING OF THE LEE FAMILY HOBOKEN SINGERS. The focus will be on early oral tradition as opposed to the later gospel-style music. Many of these tunes have been passed down over generations of singers, and are related to tunes we feature in the Shenandoah Harmony which were used in the Shenandoah Valley in the early 1800’s. He will begin the presentation at 3pm and we move into our regular singing around...

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