November 2017 Singings

Updated November 3, 2017

Greetings!! Some great opportunities to sing this month - come and join us!

Note: No 4th Wednesday singing at St John's Orthodox Church in Grant Park, as it is Thanksgiving eve and a number of the regulars will be out of town.

Also, no 1st Thursday singing at Emory Presbyterian in December - instead we'll have our annual Christmas singing and potluck on Sunday, Dec 17th at Church of Our Saviour.


Nov. 4 Sat. before 1st Sun., Denney Memorial, singing, Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Carrollton, Ga. 10 a.m. Directions: Take I-20 West to Ga. exit #11. Go South on U.S. Hwy. 27 through Carrollton for about 13.5 miles. Turn right on Oak Grove Rd., go about 1/2 mile. Turn Left onto Oak Grove Church Rd. and go about 1/2 mile again. The meeting house will be on the left. Information: Tony Hammock, 678.613.9904 - t_hmmck-at-yahoo.com , or Phillip Denney, 770-830-8355. Google map directions

Nov. 5, 1st Sun., Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, 1st Sun., Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church , near Bremen Ga. 9:30 a.m. Directions: Take I-20 west to the Bremen exit (exit 11, Highway 27). Turn left (south), go to top of hill at BP service station, turn left onto Holly Springs Rd., go to dead end, turn left, go to dead end, church is on left. Google map directions

Nov 8, 2nd 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

Nov. 9, Thurs., Athens Area Christian Harmony singing, 7:00-9:00, home of Shannon Primm, Athens. Contact: sprimm@yahoo.com

Nov. 11, Sat before 2nd Sun., 151st annual Boiling Springs Convention Saturday, November 11th at 9:30 a.m - 2:30 a.m. The convention will be held at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church near Ashland, AL. Google map directions Contact: Eugene Forbes, 205-631-4653, JSPHFRB -at- aol -dot- com.

Nov. 11, Sat. before 2nd Sun., 24th Swannanoa Valley Singing, St. James Episcopal Church, Black Mountain, N.C. 10 AM - 3:00 PM. Books: Morning session: The Christian Harmony (1873/2015 edition) or The Christian Harmony Carolina Book reprints, 1994 or 1979 Afternoon session: The Christian Harmony (2010). . Directions: from I-40, east of Asheville Take exit 64 onto NC 9 Turn north, toward Black Mtn. At the third traffic light (State Street - US 70), turn Left (west) Follow this road towards the second traffic light Just before this light turn right into the St. James parking lot. CONTACT: Joe Holbert, 828-669-7260, email: treeblow -at- bellsouth. net .

Nov. 11, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, Ferguson Ave. Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Ave., Savannah. 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Website: http://www.savannahsacredharp.com/ Info: Dawn Stanford, dawnipawni -at- gmail.com, 912-484-5868.

Nov. 12, 2nd Sun., Calhoun County Convention - Oak Hill Baptist Church, County Line Road, 2 miles south of Oxford AL. Google map directions

Nov. 12, 2nd Sun., Note singing (7 shape gospel). Griffin Chapel United Methodist Church, 55 Rome Street Temple, GA 30179, 2:00pm. Google map directions

Nov. 14 Tues., 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/

Nov. 16, 3rd Thurs., 7-9 PM, Chattanooga, TN. The Well,1800 Rossville Avenue, Chattanooga Tennessee. Call Judy Mincey at 770-773-0818, or email mincey.judy -at- yahoo dot com . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaSacredHarp.

Nov. 16, 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. Google map directions

Nov 18, Sat., All Day singing from the Georgian Harmony (Raymond Hamrick's book) at the home of John and Elsie Hollingsworth, Ila Ga. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please note – come early at 9:00am and we’ll sing from some of Raymond’s unpublished music that has been typeset .Directions: From Athens: Take Hwy 29 north, towards Danielsville. At the light near the Ingles store, bear left onto Hwy 106. At the next light, about 1 mile, turn right to stay on 106 toward Ila. Just past the 9-mile marker, turn left onto Adams- Clark Road (at the Hill's Automotive sign). Go 1.5 miles to mailbox on right numbered 1574. When driveway splits, bear left. From I-85 North: Take Exit 149 to Hwy 441 at Banks Crossing outlet malls. Turn right onto 441 south. Go about 5 miles to Hwy 98 and turn left. In about 8 miles you'll reach a 4-way stop in Ila. Turn right and go 0.8 mile, then turn right on Adams-Clark Road, go 1.5 miles to mailbox on right, no. 1574; when driveway splits, bear left. Contact: John Hollingsworth, john -at- billnet dot org, (706) 789-3916. Google map directions

Nov. 18, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Tri-County Convention - Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 8790 Vaughn Road, Montgomery AL (1991 and Cooper Revision). Info: Bill Hogan, will_muse -at-yahoo.com.

Nov. 18, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Cross Roads Church, north of Tallapoosa. 7:00 p.m. Take Hwy 100 north from I-20 through Tallapoosa, 8.6 miles to Cross Roads Church Road (just beyond mile marker #15), turn left, go 2.6 miles, church is on the right at intersection of Cross Roads Church Road and Steadman Road. Info: Donna Bell, 770-715-7675, georgiahatlady -at- hotmail -dot- com, or Cecil Roberts, 770-574,7832. Google map directions

Nov. 19, 3rd Sun., Elder and Mrs. Jason Davis Memorial, Calhoun, Ga. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The singing is moving to a beautiful, acoustically fantastic historic church, 8 miles from Calhoun. 4380 Sugar Valley Road NW, Sugar Valley GA 30746. GPS: 34.574923, -85.024869 Directions: (Google): Take I-75 north to Resaca, take Exit 320, turn left onto Ga. 136, Resaca Lafayette Rd., go 4.4 miles, turn left onto Hill City Rd. NW, go 1.3 miles, turn left onto Ga. -136 Connector E, church will be on the left. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2406052629620223/ Information: Judy Mincey, 770-773-0818, mincey.judy -at- yahoo -dot- com Google map directions

Nov. 19, 3rd Sun. Note singing (7-shape gospel), Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 256 Church Road, SW, Calhoun, GA 30701-7215 (Curryville) Hwy 27 N to Hwy 156. 2:30pm **Dinner Served First Google map directions

Nov. 19, 3rd Sun, evening, 6:00p-8:30p Church of our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 6:00 Singing School, 6:30-8:30. Singing. The singing school will be taught be Andy Ditzler on ‘Rhythm in the Sacred Harp’. 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.

Nov. 25 and 26, 4th Sun. and Sat. before, Alabama Sacred Harp Musical Convention, Jefferson State Community College, Eugene Fitzgerald Student Center, 2601 Carson Road, Birmingham, AL. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Central time). GPS: 33.653413, -86.707407 Google Maps: http://goo.gl/Otn044 The annual meeting of the Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association will follow the Saturday session at 3:00 p.m. Directions: From Downtown or South. Take I-59 to the Tallapoosa Street / Ala 79 exit. Turn north on Ala 79 and drive 8.7 miles to Carson Road. Turn right on Carson Road. Go 0.4 miles up hill to first traffic light. Turn left at college entrance on Jefferson State Drive. Turn right on College Court West. Follow signs to Eugene Fitzgerald Student Center Info: : David Ivey – 256.258.8660. david –at- davidivey –dot- com

UPCOMING: Georgia State Christian Harmony Convention – December 2nd/3rd at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Tallapoosa, GA. 10:00am-3:00pm, dinner on the grounds. Off Hwy 100 just south of I-20.

Atlanta Christmas singing will be Sunday, Dec 17th, 3:00pm-7:00pm at Church of our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 'Supper' on the grounds!. https://www.facebook.com/events/521315018214418/

Also - Mark your calendars! - Singing School & All day singing in Greensboro, GA on January 13th, 2018 (Sat before 2nd Sunday), 10am-2:30/3:00pm at Lake Oconee Lutheran Church. Taught by Nathan Rees.

John

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