Singings

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All-Day Singings

POTOMAC RIVER CONVENTION

First Sunday, April 710 am to 3:30 pm; potluck dinner; The Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls VA. Sing from The Shenandoah Harmony; contact: corinne.ducey at gmail . com

Saturday before, April 6; 10 am to 3:30 pm; potluck dinner. Sing from The Sacred Harp; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave, Falls Church, VA 22042

ROCHESTER NY SINGING

Sunday, April 14, 111 Hillside Ave, Rochester NY; Secret Schoolroom Shenandoah Sing 10- 2:00; contact: tmetzger at brockport.edu

NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY ALL DAY SHENANDOAH HARMONY SINGING 

Sunday, June 2, Charles Washington Hall, 204 N. George St, Charles Town WV (12 miles north of Berryville VA), 10 am to 3:30 pm. Sing Shenandoah Harmony; jdelre at visuallink.com

Saturday, June 1; 10 to 3:30 pm, sing Sacred Harp, same location

TYNESIDE SHORT DAY SHENANDOAH HARMONY SINGING  

 First Sunday in June UK; Contact benny.ross at gmail dot com or lindsey.james at gmail dot com

MINNESOTA ALL DAY SHENANDOAH HARMONY SINGING

Saturday before second Sunday in July; 9:30 am – 3:00 pm with potluck lunch. University Baptist Church 1219 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Singing school held the evening before at 7 pm at same location. Contact: joel.l.menk at gmail.com

BERLIN, GERMANY ALL DAY SHENANDOAH HARMONY SINGING

July 6, Saturday before first Sunday in Julyfacebook ; Sunday, sing from Sacred Harp; Ev. Kirche in Charlottenburg Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis Gemeindebüro, Lietzenburger Straße 39, 10789 Berlin, Germany

FLOYD COUNTY ALL DAY

Third Saturday in August, 10 am to 3:30 pm, 336 Dreamers Ln, Floyd, VA 24091; Sacred Harp & Shenandoah Harmony; event

RIVANNA RIVER ALL DAY SINGING–Charlottesville VA

Second Saturday in September; 10 am to 3:30 pm; White Hall Community Center, 2904 Browns Gap Turnpike, Crozet VA 22932 map; Sing from The Shenandoah Harmony and Sacred Harp; event 

BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON ALL DAY SHENANDOAH HARMONY SINGING

First Saturday in October, 10 am to 3:30 pm; location to be announced; contact graham.dezarn at gmail.com

JAMES RIVER ALL DAY

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in November, 10 am to 3:30 pm; potluck lunch; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2401 E. Broad St, Richmond VA; sing from The Sacred Harp & The Shenandoah Harmony; nearby social. event

LEHIGH VALLEY ALL DAY

1st Saturday in December; 10 am to 3:30 pm; potluck lunch; The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St, Bethlehem PA; contact Dan Hunter, hunterhillfarm901 at gmail.com

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS ALL DAY

Saturday, December 15, 2018; 10 am (registration) to 3:30 pm; St James and Andrew Episcopal Church, 8 Church St, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301; contacts: Crispin Youngberg (crispindgwalker at gmail.com) and Sam Hathaway (me at smammy.comfacebook event

FIRST ANNUAL UK ALL DAY

Third Saturday in January, 2020; 10 am to 4 pm;  Wandsworth Meeting House, London; contact: robinbisson at gmail . com

NORTH CAROLINA CONVENTION

First Sunday in March; check for details    facebook page

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 

LANGLEY 

3rd Sundays, 5 to 7:15 pm, potluck afterwards; Langley Hill Friends Meeting, 6410 Georgetown Pike, McLean VA 22101; contact: John 540 336 8112 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 (no April singing–see Potomac River Convention) Singing Hall, 2336 Salem Church Rd, Boyce VA, potluck dinner at 6pm, jdelre at visuallink dot com.  dcshapenote.squarespace.com

RICHMOND, VA

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

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 

2nd Thursdays, 7:30 – 9 pm and 3rd Saturdays, 4 – 7:30 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

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9 pm; contact Nora, norarose at gmail dot com or 443 845 9050

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

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.  2nd Thursdays, from 8 to 10pm at the David Ruggles Center, 225 Nonotuck St., Florence, MA. Contact info: Sara Lennox, sarajlennox at gmail.com

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.

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

BLOOMINGTON, IN

Second and Fourth Tuesdays; 7 to 9 pm; Fairview United Methodist Church, 600 W. 6th St, Bloomington, IN; sing from Shenandoah Harmony and Sacred Harp; contact: barbrlund at gmail.com

DAYTON, OH

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

CINCINNATI, OH

No fixed date yet; contact: eclark at spsp.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.com.

KALAMAZOO, MI

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

TWIN CITIES, MN

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

West Coast

PORT TOWNSEND, WA

Mixed book; Saturdays 3-5 pm at St Pauls Episcopal Church,  1032 Jefferson St., contact: Doug Hill, ianivan_1947 at icloud.com

CULVER CITY/LOS ANGELES CA

First Thursday split singing (7-8 pm Denson, 8-9 pm Shenandoah Harmony), 2nd & 4th Thursday, Denson only (7-9 pm); 3rd & 5th Thursday Shenandoah only (7-9 pm); Parish Hall of Grace Lutheran Church (Room #4), 4427 Overland Avenue, Culver City, 90230; contact David Olson, david at thirdculture dot com,  http://www.hosorembo.com/

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]

Canada

MONTREAL

First Sunday of every month from noon to 2pm. 7032 Avenue Champagneur; facebook

Europe

NEWCASTLE, UK

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

BERLIN, GERMANY

2 book singing, Thursdays, 7 pm. Contact Caro, c.stammreusch at gmail.com or www.sacredharpberlin.de

IPPLEPEN, UK Shenandoah Harmony singing on fourth Tuesdays. 7-9pm, Ipplepen Methodist Church, East Street. TQ12 5SU. https://southwestshapenote.weebly.com/ipplepen.html or contact Nadia: 07577218696 or Jeremy: 07851069723 or jeremyjamesdonaldson at gmail.com

LONDON, UK monthly, contact: robinbisson at gmail . com for details