June 2021 Singings

Updated June 7, 2021

Several of the regular singings are going to be held this June. The local Atlanta evening singings at Emory Presbyterian and Haygood Memorial UMC (instead of Church of our Saviour), will also be happening - details below.

If you haven’t already done so - GO GET YOUR VACCINE!!

All singings are from The Sacred Harp 1991 edition unless otherwise noted.


June 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 1st Thursday Monthly Singing, Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta GA 30307. WE WILL PLAN TO MEET OUTSIDE in the 'Prayer Garden' area, weather permitting. Note - we will start at 7pm (vs. 7:30pm) 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 or Lisa Bennett, (404) 402-9562, AtlantaSinging -at- gmail -dot- com

June 5-6, 1st Sunday and Saturday before, 9:30 am, Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, near Bremen. Take exit #11 from I-20, turn south on Hwy. 27, go just past the top of the hill, follow the road markings to make a U-turn, immediately turn right beside the BP service station, turn left on Holly Springs Road, go to the dead end and turn left into the churchyard. Info Daniel Williams, danwilliamswk22-at-gmail-dot-com

June 12, Saturday before the 2nd Sunday, 10:00 am Raymond Hamrick Memorial Georgian Harmony Singing, Roberta Civic Center, Roberta GA. Oscar plans to have Subway sandwiches available. [You can still do Dutch Treat lunch if you prefer, sack lunch, or nearby eateries include Hudson's BBQ, Big Chick, if they are open]. Directions: 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) -

June 13, 2nd Sunday, 10:00 am Annual "June Singing" in Alpharetta, Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009. Singing will be in the Rotunda. No covered dish lunch this year. There should be sanitizing stations in the City Hall and bring/wear your mask at your own discretion. There are plenty of places near the City Hall building to go get a quick lunch or you can bring a sack lunch. Parking is in front and to the side of the building and there is also a free parking deck. Directions: Take Ga. 400/U.S. 19 North to Exit 9, Haynes Bridge Road. Turn left onto Haynes Bridge Road. Turn left onto Old Milton Parkway, then right onto S. Main Street. The courthouse will be on the right. Info: Faye Holbrook, fholbrook218-@-gmail-dot-.com or Helen Bryson, 770-381-9093

June 17-19, Thursday, Friday and Saturday before 3rd Sunday, National Sacred Harp Convention, CANCELLED for 2021.

June 19, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, 10:30 am, Christian Harmony (7 shape) 134 Hyden Tyler Road, Chatsworth, Georgia. CANCELLED for 2021.

June 20, 3rd Sunday, 10:00 am, Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, near Ephesus, GA. You are cordially invited to sing with us at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church; 2227 Hopewell Road; Roopville, GA. This will be the 154th session. We will meet outside to sing under the trees on the left side of the church. We have a limited number of chairs, so feel free to bring your own. Take Georgia Hwy 100 (Exit 5 from I-20) south to Ephesus School. Turn left onto Ephesus/ Roosterville Road, go 2.5 miles, turn right. We start at 10 AM. In case of rain, we will sing inside the church with windows open. Contact: Karen Rollins krollins -at- westga -dot- edu

June 20, 3rd Sunday evening, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Haygood United Methodist Church, 1015 E Rock Springs Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. The singing will include a Beginners Introductory Lesson with David Brodeur from 6:00pm-6:25pm, with singing to follow from 6:30p-8:30p. Info: Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife -at- gmail -dot- com for additional information. WE WILL PLAN TO MEET OUTSIDE (under the big tree where we sang in May), weather permitting.

June 26, Saturday before the 4th Sunday, Salem United Methodist Church, CANCELLED for 2021.

June 27, 4th Sunday,, DeLong-Roberts Memorial Singing= CANCELLED for 2021.


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