Singings

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All-Day Singings

BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON ALL DAY SINGING 

Saturday, October 1, 10 am to 3:30 pm, Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway, Baltimore, across from the Johns Hopkins University main campus at the intersection of University Pkwy and Charles Street. Questions? Email us at: bmoreshapenotes or jdelre at visuallink.com

JAMES RIVER ALL DAY SINGING  

Saturday, November 12, afternoon session, St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad St, Richmond VA 23223, Website richmondshapenote.com

LEHIGH VALLEY ALL DAY SINGING 

First Saturday in December; Bethlehem PA. contact hunterhillfarm901 at gmail dot com

Regular Singings 

Except where indicated, all singings use both The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition and The Shenandoah Harmony.  “Mixed book” singings combine three or more books.  

Mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – CAPITOL HILL

3rd Tuesdays, 7 to 9:30 pm; Capitol Presbyterian Church, 201 4th St. SE; enter by side door;  DC shape note facebook page; or brendadunl at gmail.com or www.dcshapenote.squarespace.com

VIENNA/OAKTON (NEW SINGING!)

3rd Sundays, 5 to 7:30 pm; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA 22124; classroom 1; contact: John 540 955 2660 or jdelre at visuallink.com or www.dcshapenote.squarespace.com.

NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY, VA  (1 1/4 hours west of Washington, D.C.)

Most 1st Saturdays,  4-8 pm — Saturday, November 5, Blandy Farm, Boyce VA, potluck dinner at 6pm, jdelre at visuallink dot com

RICHMOND, VA

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7-9 pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1000 Barton Ave. Richmond, Va 23221. Website

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 

2nd Saturdays, 4 – 7:30 pm and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 – 9 pm  at the Friends Meeting House at 1104 Forest St; contact John Alexander, jaa9n[at]virginia.edu

FLOYD, VA

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 5:30-8 pm. Floyd Country Store, Floyd, VA; contact: Chris Wolf 276 229 2394 or search facebook page “Floyd Shape Note”

BALTIMORE, MD

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7-9 pm; contact Nora, norarose at gmail dot com or 443 845 9050 or web page

PHILADELPHIA, PA – UNIVERSITY CITY 

Second Sundays, 5:00-8:30 pm with a potluck dinner around 6:30, St. Mary’s at Penn, 3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia PA 19104. Contact Rachel Hall at rhall [at] sju.edu. Web page

HAVERTOWN, PA (near Philadelphia)

Mixed book.  2nd Fridays,  7:30-9:30 pm at St. James United Church of Christ, 135 Myrtle Ave, Havertown, PA 19083. Contact: Marian McKenzie at 610 896-1565 or mmckenzie [at] friendshaverford.org

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA

1st and 3rd Thursdays from 7-9 PM at 9 North Second Street, Easton, PA. Contact: Daniel Hunter at (484)788-4634 or hunterhillfarm901 [at] gmail.com

STATE COLLEGE, PA 

2nd and 4th Mondays,  7:00-8:30 pm; University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma St., State College, PA 16801. For more information, please contact Hal Kunkel at 814-360-2162 or hal.kunkel [at] gmail.com. Visit the Central Pennsylvania Sacred Harp web page

BROOKLYN, NY

Mixed book.  Second Sundays, 2-5pm: You are also welcome to bring copies of other four-shape songs — a dozen is usually enough. St. Paul’s Carroll Gardens, Carroll & Clinton Sts.

ROCHESTER, NY

Mixed book. 2nd Sundays from 2-5 Rochester Mennonite Meeting House, 111 Hillside Ave., Rochester, NY 14610 Info: Thom Metzger (585) 467-5192.

New England

BOSTON, MA 

Shenandoah Harmony. Third Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm, Beacon Hill Friends House.  Contact Myles Dakan at gmail dot com.

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

Mixed book.  Fifth Thursdays.  For info, contact Laura Timmerman, laurat at crocker dot com or 413 773 8325

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

Shenandoah Harmony.  monthly. For info, contact Cheri Hardy, quasie.girlscout at gmail dot com or 479 595 1667.

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS – AMHERST

Mixed book.  First Sundays, the Octagon on the Amherst College Campus 2:00-4:30 p.m., bring a snack to share, more info: Linda Shea, lindasacredharp at yahoo dot com or 413 262 5244 

NEWBURYPORT, MA

Mixed book. Third Sundays, 3-5:30 PM. Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St, Newburyport, MA 01950 (enter Parish Hall from Chapel St.). Info: “Newburyport Sacred Harp” Facebook group, or Chris Noren, bearcreek269 [at] gmail dot com.

BANGOR, ME

Mixed book. 3rd Sundays, 2 – 5  pm, contact leyland.delre at gmail dot com

WATERVILLE, ME

Mixed book. 2nd Sundays, 2 – 5  pm, First Baptist Church, 1 Park Street, Waterville, Maine; contact Peter Golden, Watervillesingings@Mainesacredharp.org

PORTLAND, ME

Mixed book. 1st Sundays from 1-4 at the New Church, 302 Stevens Ave, Portland ME.  Info: Vicki Adams (207) 985-7002, Chris Holley (207) 677-6437

ALBANY, NY

          Shenandoah Harmony. Fourth Sundays, 4:30-8pm. Info: Tarik Wareh, (518) 631-4861. Website: http://www.albanysacredharp.org/

Midwest

DAYTON, OH

Fourth Sundays, 3-6 pm; contact: daytonsacredharp.com

CINCINNATI, OH

No fixed date yet; contact: eclark at spsp dot net  

CHICAGO, IL – HYDE PARK

Mixed book.  Every Thursday. For more info & directions, email Rachel Adelstein, radelstein at earthlink dot net, or Lisa Cohen lcohen at panix dot com.

Saturday, March 29; 3 pm, singing from Shenandoah Harmony; 2501 W. Eastwood, #1; contact lisa at publica dot com

KALAMAZOO, MI

Third Sundays, 4-6 pm; contact Martha Beverly, marthabeverly at gmail dot com

TWIN CITIES, MN

Shenandoah Harmony.  Third Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at University Baptist Church in Minneapolis. contact patte019 at umn dot edu

West Coast

SANTA CRUZ, CA

irregular; contact Ed Rice, edsrice at gmail dot com.

BAY AREA, CA

Mixed book. 5th Sundays, 1:00-4:00 pm; Alameda, CA, 94501; contact Malinda Groening, lgroening at gmail dot com, or Bay Area Sacred Harp website [www.bayareasacredharp.org]

Europe

NEWCASTLE, UK

Mixed book.  Contact benny.ross at gmail dot com or lindsey.james at gmail dot com 

BERLIN, GERMANY

Contact Bianca G., biancageburek at gmail dot com or www.sacredharpberlin.de