Updated April 2, 2017
Plenty of good singing opportunities - near and far. Come sing with us!!
Friday, Jun 16th - Several of you were able to help with a program last October in conjunction with the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia project. Another, similar opportunity is coming up in June, though this is being coordinated through the Georgia Department of Tourism. Unfortunately, Friday, June 16th is during the National Convention in Birmingham - so I'm asking early if you could let me know your interest/availability/willingness to be a part of this. If you can let me know/commit by the 1st of May, I would greatly appreciate it. The program would be ~30 minutes long (and I think they will have box lunches for us!). The location is Wrightsboro Methodist Church, in McDuffie County (near Augusta) - so about 2 hours east of Atlanta. Here are some pictures of the church: http://hrcga.org/wrightsboro-methodist-mcduffie-3/
April 1, 1st Sat., Associated Note Singers (7 shape gospel), The Center, 985 Oakland Drive, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310. 12:00 Noon. Info: (404) 758-1132 or Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
April 2, 1st Sun. United Note Singers (7 shape gospel), Saint Paul Baptist Church, 428 Pleasant Valley Road (Hwy 101), Lindale, GA 30161. 2:00 p.m. Info: jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
Apr. 2, 1st Sun, Edwardsville Baptist Church, Edwardsville, Alabama. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). 6 miles west of Fruithurst, just off U.S. Hwy. 78 (about 10 miles west of the Ga.-Ala. line).
Apr. 6, 1st Thurs., monthly singing, 7:30-9:30, in the Robinson Fellowship Hall, behind Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta GA 30307. Directions: Half-mile west of the intersection of North Decatur Rd and Clairmont Rd, at the corner of North Decatur Rd and Westminster Way. Parking behind the church, off Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: David Brodeur, david .at. davidbrodeur .dot. com.
Apr. 7, Fri. night before Second Sunday, Elder Homer Benefield, Mildred Benefield, and Mildred Johnson Memorial, Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, 225 Shiloh Church Rd., Waco, Haralson County, Ga. 6:30 p.m. From I-20 take exit #5 for Georgia Hwy. 100 and go south. Turn right onto Shiloh Church Rd., church will be on the left. (According to Google maps) (6:30 PM EDT).
Apr. 8, Sat. before 2nd Sun., State Line Church, AL. 9:00 a.m. Take U.S. Hwy 78 'til you cross the Ga. State Line, take the first road to the right (Co. Rd. 69), then take the next right (Co. Rd. 207, dirt road), then 500 yards and church will be on left. Info: Pam Nunn, (256) 441-2615, pamdnunn -at- gmail -dot- com
Apr. 8, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Website: http://www.savannahsacredharp.com/ Info: Gene Pinion, genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com, (912) 655-0994.
Apr. 9, 2nd Sun., Antioch Baptist Church, Ider AL. 9:00 a.m. Central time. Take I-59 north, exit right at Exit 231, turn left onto Hwy. 40/117, go 1.4 miles and turn right on Hwy. 117, go 9.5 miles (cross Hwy. 75), turn right onto Co. Hwy. 141, go 3.9 miles, turn right onto Co. Rd. 783 and immediately back left onto Co. Rd. 782, church is on the left. Contact: Terry Wootten, (256) 632-3830.
Apr. 12, 2nd Wed., Biweekly singing at Church of our Saviour, Garrison Hall (building across from main church entrance) 1068 North Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306. Parking along N. Highland or Los Angeles. Tell your friends! Contact: Matt Hinton 404.918.4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo -dot - com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766 . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts).
Apr. 14, Fri. before 3rd Sun., "SOFA" singing, 7:30 PM-9:30 PM at Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Off Hwy 120 east of Alpharetta. Directions: Going north on Hwy. 400, exit at Old Milton Parkway, turn right (east). Go for about 3 miles; you will pass a large Publix on the right, and as you pass a Shell station on the left, get into the left turn lane. At the next intersection, right before a shopping center on left, turn left onto Kimball Bridge Rd. Don't take the first left lane, take the second left, and go across the street directly into the church parking lot. Contact: Faye Holbrook, cell 770-490-4232. (Will also be held in September October and February.)
Apr. 15, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Middle Georgia Sacred Harp Singing, Union Primitive Baptist Church near Barnesville, Ga.. 10:00 a.m. Directions: Turn west on the Johnstonville Road, exit#193 from I-75 (Adjacent to Historical Marker at Old Goggins Store). Church is 7 miles west of I-75 on the right. GPS coordinates: 33.07621259, -84.09338599. Info: Harry Eskew, (478) 750-9968, cell (478) 960-0989, harryeskew -at- cox -dot net.
Apr. 15, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Futral, Nelson and Henry Memorial, Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, AL. 10:00 a.m. (Central time). From I-20, take Alabama Hwy 9, exit 199, go south to Goodwater, turn east onto Hackneyville Rd., go approx. 5 miles to Co. Rd. 83, turn right at church sign, go approx. 0.25 miles, church is on left.
Apr. 16 (Easter), 3rd Sun., Old Harmony Church singing, Abernathy, AL. Approx. 10 miles east of Heflin, AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central Time). From 1-20, take exit 210 (Ranburne/Muscadine exit), turn south (right) on County Rd. 60, go 1 mile; church will be on the right.
Apr. 16 (Easter), 3rd Sun., Pine Grove Church, Lookout Mountain, AL near Collinsville. 9:30 a.m. (Central Time). In Alabama, take I-59 and turn east on AL 68 (exit 205); follow signs to US 11, go south on 11, look for sign to church between mile marker 210 and 211 (turn in almost directly in line with mile marker 211, Hwy 469). Go 2.6 miles, follow signs. Info: Rodney Ivey, rodlivey -at- yahoo -dot- com, 256-899-5855.
Apr. 16, 3rd Sun evening, 6:00p-8:30pm, Church of our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 6:00 Singing School, 6:30 Singing. Church of our Saviour, Garrison Hall (building across from main church entrance) 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.
Apr. 18, Tues. evening, Athens, Ga. monthly "teenth Tuesday" singing from the 1991 revision Sacred Harp, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the home of Shannon Primm. Optional beginners' introduction, 6:30 p.m. Info: Shannon Primm, sprimm -at- yahoo dot com. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22285031545/.
Apr. 20, 3rd Thurs. evening, Chattanooga monthly singing, 7PM-9PM, Wayne-O-Rama, 1800 Rossville Avenue, Chattanooga. Contact: Judy Mincey, mincey -dot- judy -at- yahoo -dot- com, 770-773-0818. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaSacredHarp
Apr. 20, 3rd Thurs. evening, Bremen monthly practice singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church. 7:00 p.m. 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. Info: Jason Stanford, jason.t.stanford -at- gmail -dot- com .
Apr. 22, Sat. before 4th Sun., Sacred Harp (1991) singing at Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church, north of Alpharetta. Approx. 10 a.m. From US 19, also called Georgia State Highway 400, going north out of Atlanta: take exit #10 for the Old Milton Parkway and take it west into Alpharetta. At GA Hwy 9, aka Main, turn right (north). Turn left (west) onto Milton St., then right (north) onto Canton St. which becomes Hopewell Road. Go about 5 miles to the 4-way stop and turn left to continue on Hopewell Rd. Turn left on Birmingham Rd. The church is about 2 miles from the intersection, on the right.
Apr. 23, 4th Sun., Alewine-Laminack Memorial, St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2213 County Rd. 14, Fruithurst AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Take US 78 to Fruithurst, turn north (Co. Rd. 35) at Post Office, go to Co. Rd. 49, follow it north to Co. Rd. 14 (Rosewood Community), turn right, go about 2 miles, church is on the left.
April 23, 4th Sun., United Note Singers (7 shape gospel), Bible Way Ministries, 894 Constitution Road, S.E., Atlanta, GA 30315. 3:00 pm. Info: (404) 627-6800 or Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
Apr. 23, State of Alabama Convention (semi-annual session), Cooper Revision Sacred Harp, Traveler's Rest Church, Samson, AL. Info: Victoria Aplin, 334-898-7253, Ripcal -at- Alaweb -dot- com.
Apr. 26, 4th Wed., Biweekly Singing at St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, 543 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (across from Grant Park) 7:00pm-9:00pm. Enter through the double doors on the basement courtyard level, to the left of the main entrance. Ample street parking (no meters). Tell your friends! Contact: Matt Hinton 404.918.4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo dot com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766 . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts) .
Apr.30, 5th Sun., Mount Pisgah, Sylvester, Ga. 10 miles southwest of Sylvester. From I-75, take Hwy. 112 to Ashburn and through Sylvester. Turn left on Evergreen/Doerun Road. Go 5.5 miles; church is on the right.
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