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There are several local shape-note singing groups in Georgia that meet four or more times a year for about 2 hours at a time. These singings are less formal than all-day singings. Since they meet frequently and tend to attract the same group of people each time, they offer an especially comfortable environment for practicing singing and leading skills. Newcomers are always welcome.
Be aware that locations can change and singings can be rescheduled or cancelled. Check our upcoming singings page for the latest information.
The former Alpharetta S.O.F.A. singings have been put on hold.
The Athens monthly singing is one of two in the Athens area. (The other is in Ila; see below.) Singers meet at Shannon's house each month on the 'Teenth Tuesday to sing from the 1991 Sacred Harp, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (with optional beginners' session at 6:00 p.m.). For more information or directions, please contact Shannon Primm at sprimm -at- yahoo.com or see the "Athens, Georgia Sacred Harp Sing" Facebook group.
Our informal First Thursday singing is a good place for beginners in the Atlanta area to learn this style of music. We begin at 7:30 pm. Participants take turns choosing songs from the Sacred Harp (1991 ed.) until 8:30. During a short break for refreshments, we pass out copies of An Eclectic Harmony, a shape note sampler book that includes several beloved late 19th century hymns. Singing continues from both books until 9:30. Songbooks are available to borrow, buy, or share.
We meet in every month except December from 7:30 to 9:30 pm in the Emory Presbyterian Church fellowship building, 1886 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307.
|January 4||April 5||July 12*||October 4|
|February 1||May 3||August 2||November 1|
|March 1||June 7||September 6||December 16**|
* Second Thursday because of the holiday and Camp Fasola.
** All-day Atlanta Christmas singing, 3rd Sunday afternoon, Church of Our Saviour, 3-7 pm with supper on the grounds.
Directions: The church is 1/2 mile west of the intersection of Clairmont and North Decatur Road, on your right coming from Clairmont.
For more information: 404-892-6836 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This singing meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 515 E Ponce de Leon Ave Decatur, GA 30030.
For more information: contact David Brodeur, david -at- davidbrodeur -dot- com; Andy Ditzler, andy -at- andyditzler -dot- com; David Smead or Lisa Bennett, dsmead -at- gmail -dot- com, 404-226-1101 or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/ The location, address, and time is also posted on the upcoming singings page.
Third Sunday of the month at Church of our Saviour in Virginia Highland. We'll start with a mini-singing school from 6-6:25 and then singing from 6:30-8:30. The singing is in Garrison Hall (the building opposite the main sanctuary entrance) at 1068 North Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306. Parking along N. Highland or Los Angeles. Metered spaces are free on Sunday. Contact Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information..
This monthly practice singing is held each month at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Bremen on the Third Thursday at 7pm. Directions: Take exit #11 from I-20, turn south on Hwy. 27, go to top of hill at service station, turn left on Holly Springs Rd., go to dead end and turn left, church is on left. Contact: Jason Stanford, jason.t.stanford -at- gmail -dot- com, (352) 222-9311.
Hoboken is a small town in South Georgia near Waycross and the Okefenokee Swamp. This monthly (Cooper Book) singing is over 50 years old. We sing at 7:00 pm on the Saturday before the third Sunday of every month except for October (we put off for the Tri-State sing which is held in Hoboken every third year), December (we have a New Year's Eve Sing) and March (which is our annual all day sing). The singing location is Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church, 9 Mars Hill Road Hoboken, GA 31542.
Directions: From Waycross, go east on Hwy 82 for 11.5 miles. Turn left on Central Ave. Extension and follow it for 1.5 miles. The church is on the right. From Hoboken, go west on Hwy 82 for 1 mile and turn right on Central Ave Extension.
For more information: Riley Clarke Lee, (912) 614-1681 rc.lee -at- hotmail -dot- com
The Ila singing is one of two in the Athens area. Days and times vary. Check the upcoming singings page for this month's details. Held at the home of John and Elsie Hollinsgworth near Ila, (706) 789-3916. Singing is from Christian Harmony (2010 revision, loaners provided) and 1991 Sacred Harp.
Directions to the Hollingsworths':
For more information: John Hollingsworth, john -at- billnet.org, (706) 789-3916
The Savannah singing is normally held the Saturday before the second Sunday of each month, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah, GA. (In September 2017 it will be a week early, on the Saturday before the first Sunday.) Singing is from the 1991 Sacred Harp and the B. F. White Sacred Harp (Cooper book), loaners provided.
Visit http://savannahsacredharp.com/ for more information or contact Dawn Stanford, (912)484-5868, email@example.com.
First Sundays (Cooper Book) - 3:30-5:30 p.m. - VSU Music Annex, 1603 North Patterson. Info: Steven Taylor (229) 563-0080, staylor -at- valdosta.edu.
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Last updated February 14, 2018. Additions, corrections, comments, or questions? Send us an email