October 2021 Singings

Updated September 30, 2021

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Oct 3, 1st Sunday, 10:00 am, South Georgia Convention, Roberta Civic Center, Roberta GA. Directions: Dinner on the grounds at noon (Oscar plans to provide a main dish, so maybe bring a side dish or dessert). From Atlanta, I-75 South to I-475 South. Turn right/west onto Hwy 80W (Eisenhower Parkway) to Roberta. Or, from Macon, take Hwy 80W to Roberta. In Roberta, turn left/south on N. Mathews Street. It becomes S. Mathews Street when you cross over Agency Street. The Civic Center (an old wooden church with good acoustics), is located at 93 South Mathews Street, just south of the old part of the town, next to the recycling center. S Mathews St is one block east of Highway 341. Contact/info: Oscar McGuire . 478-955-6135 (text preferred) - Contact Oscar with any questions.

Oct 7, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, 1st Thursday Monthly Singing, CANCELLED. Until it is safe to sing indoors again, this singing will be suspended until next spring when it is light enough to sing outside if necessary. (we may re-evaluate regarding the Christmas/holiday singing).

Oct. 17, 3rd Sunday, 10:00am - Andrews Chapel/Schoolhouse, Upson Co. Georgia. Moved to the Roberta Civic Center, Roberta GA. Directions: Dinner on the grounds at noon (Oscar plans to provide a main dish, so maybe bring a side dish or dessert). From Atlanta, I-75 South to I-475 South. Turn right/west onto Hwy 80W (Eisenhower Parkway) to Roberta. Or, from Macon, take Hwy 80W to Roberta. In Roberta, turn left/south on N. Mathews Street. It becomes S. Mathews Street when you cross over Agency Street. The Civic Center (an old wooden church with good acoustics), is located at 93 South Mathews Street, just south of the old part of the town, next to the recycling center. S Mathews St is one block east of Highway 341. Contact/info: Oscar McGuire . 478-955-6135 (text preferred) - Contact Oscar with any questions.

Oct 17, 3rd Sunday evening, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church, 1015 E Rock Springs Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Info: Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife -at- gmail -dot- com for additional information. WE WILL PLAN TO MEET OUTSIDE (weather permitting). Note earlier start time.

Oct 23, Saturday before 4th Sunday, 10:00 am, Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing, CANCELLED for 2021.

Oct 24, 4th Sunday, 10:00 am, Coweta County Courthouse, CANCELLED for 2021.

Oct 30-31, 5th Sunday and Saturday before after Labor Day, Union Musical Sacred Harp Convention - Due to the currently high transmission rates of Covid-19, we regret to announce the CANCELLATION of this year’s Union Musical Sacred Harp Convention, which was to be held at Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Georgia, on Saturday October 30 and Sunday October 31, 2021.

We mourn the loss of our beloved singing friend Rebecca Over, who was the Chair of this convention at the time of her death. In the spirit of Rebecca's diligent stewardship, we will publish a Memorial Lesson during the weekend of this Convention. If you would like to add singers' names to the lists of sick and shut-in or deceased, please contact Andy Ditzler at andy-at-andyditzler-dot-com.

We look forward to welcoming singers back to the Union Convention on the first fifth Sunday after Labor Day and the Saturday before, October 29 and 30, 2022.


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