Annual Singings in Georgia

Annual singings are the best place to experience Sacred Harp. They might be big or small, old (over 150 years) or new. Most annual singings are all-day singings with dinner at noon. They usually start at 9:30 or 10:00 AM. They end around 2:30 or 3:00, after everyone who wants to lead a song has had a turn. Newcomers are always welcome.

The list of singings below is generated from Warren Steel's annual Sacred Harp directory and annual Christian Harmony directory. Sometimes singings change or are cancelled at the last minute. Up-to-date confirmed information, with details and directions, is given each month on our upcoming singings page.

Of special note is the multi-book extravaganza on the weekend of the 4th Sunday in February, starting at Hardeman Primitive Baptist in Decatur, then moving to the Hollingsworths' house in Ila Saturday evening, then concluding on Sunday at the UGA Botanical Garden in Athens.

Where the book is not noted, the 1991 edition of The Sacred Harp is used.

Grave of composer Edmund Dumas, Union PBC, Goggans, GA

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Last updated January 5, 2017. Additions, corrections, comments, or questions? Send us an email