Inclusivity

,
The Shenandoah Harmony Publishing Company and the co-authors of The Shenandoah Harmony are committed to building a welcoming and affirming shape note singing community. Currently, there is a much needed discussion about racial and gender inclusion in singing and we feel compelled to address this. Read more

Keystone 2013 Recordings

, ,
We debuted our preview packet at the 2012 Keystone Convention in Bethlehem PA. We're hoping that this session, from Keystone 2013 in Philadelphia, was the last big singing from the packet before the book is available. It's interesting to compare…

April 6-7: Potomac River Convention

Please join us at the Potomac River Sacred Harp Convention at the Grange Hall in Great Falls, VA outside of Washington, DC. The convention will be the first weekend in April, 10am-3:30pm both Saturday & Sunday. Registration starts at 9:30am…
Rachel Wells Hall

Committee picks, part 1: Rachel

Now that the book is at the printers, we on the music committee have decided to write a series of posts about the songs we are most excited to be singing!  I got this idea because I always liked seeing "staff picks" at a bookstore. I've…

Committee Picks, part 2: Nora

I have truly had an amazing experience working on this book. This is a list of songs that have really grabbed me right from the beginning for a number of reasons: They are beautiful, they are interesting, I think they are going to sound amazing…

First Annual All-Day Singing from the Shenandoah Harmony

,
The First Annual All-Day Singing from The Shenandoah Harmony  will be on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Ruritan Hall in Cross Keys, VA, which is located directly across from Ananias Davisson's gravesite. Davisson was the compiler of the…

239 Voice to the Shepherds

, , ,
It's rare to find a totally unknown American Christmas carol, and such a beautiful - though challenging - melody to boot.  We found it under the title FREE GRACE on page 36 of George Miller's Methodist Camp-Meeting Hymn Book from Dayton,…