Updated June 1, 2019
The Summer singing season is heating up! There are numerous opportunities to sing this month, including some singings from the Christian Harmony.
Please make special note of Holly Springs this Saturday and Sunday, the Alpharetta June Singing on June 9, and the DeLong-Roberts Memorial Singing on June 23 - all within an easy drive from anywhere in Metro Atlanta.
NOTE: () The 2nd Tuesday Monthly Singing at Holy Trinity in Decatur will be suspended for the months of June and July. We will reconvene on the 2nd Tuesday of August, with childcare available! Info: Lisa Bennett, ltb1014 -at- gmail -dot- com.
It's not too late to register for Camp Fasola (Youth Emphasis). Go to campfasola.org for more info.
All singings are from The Sacred Harp 1991 edition unless otherwise noted. For Google maps for all these singings, please see the links on the pages for annual singings, local groups or note singings.
June 1-2, 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 dead end and turn left, church is on left. Info: Phillip Langley, Charlie5186 -at- gmail -dot- com
June 2, 1st Sunday, 9:30 am Central Time, Decoration Day Singing, Liberty Church, 2 miles north of Henagar AL on Liberty Road; from Henagar Crossing, take Hwy 40 west to the Farmers Telephone Cooperative. Turn right and go to dead end. Turn right, take first left past Henagar Methodist Church (Liberty Road). Church is on right, approximately 1.5 miles. Info: David Ivey, 256.258.8660, david –at- davidivey -dot- com
June 2, 1st Sunday, 2:00 pm, Middle Georgia Note Singers (7 shape gospel) Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1370 GA Hwy. 109, Molena , GA 30258
June 6, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, 1st Thursday Monthly Singing, 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 or Lisa Bennett, (404) 402-9562, AtlantaSinging -at- gmail -dot- com
June 8, Saturday before the 2nd Sunday, 10:00 am Raymond Hamrick Memorial Georgian Harmony Singing, Roberta Civic Center, Roberta GA. Dutch Treat lunch (brown bag or nearby eateries include Hudson's BBQ, Subway, Big Chick, and about 3 other local places). 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: John Plunkett, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, (470) 230-5757
June 8, Saturday before the 2nd Sunday, 10:00 am, Calvary-Fletcher Singing (Christian Harmony, 7 shape). Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, NC Singing from The Christian Harmony (1873/2015) - the Folk Heritage Edition, or The Christian Harmony Carolina Book reprints, 1994 or 1979. Dinner on the grounds at noon. Directions: http://www.christianharmony.org/harmony/directions/calvary.html Info: Dan Huger, (828) 274-8899, dehuger -at- gmail -dot- com
June 8, Saturday before the 2nd Sunday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Savannah Monthly Singing, Sanctuary, Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Avenue. Info: Dawn Stanford (912) 484-5868, dawnipawni -at- gmail -dot- com
June 9, 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, and covered dish lunch will be inside in the pre-function area right next to the Rotunda. 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: Helen Bryson, 770-381-9093
June 9, 2nd Sunday, 2 pm, Middle Georgia Note Singers (7 shape gospel), Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 237 Collins School Road, Thomaston, GA 30286
June 9, 2nd Sunday, 2:00 pm, United Note Singers (7 shape gospel) Mt Olivet Baptist Church, Yorkville GA 30153
June 12, Wednesday, 7:00 pm Central Time Camp Fasola Community Singing, Camp McDowell, 105 DeLong Rd, Nauvoo AL, Info: David Ivey, david -at- davidivey.com.
June 13-15, Thursday, Friday and Saturday before 3rd Sunday, National Sacred Harp Convention, Friendship Hall, Alabama Square Dance Association, 1024 Old Walkers Chapel Road, Fultondale AL, off I-65 north of Birmingham AL. Info: Glenn Keeton, 205-902-1783, or Buell Cobb, cobb1 -at- bellsouth -dot- net. Poster with more information including lodgings is here: http://home.olemiss.edu/~mudws/pix/Nat2019.jpg
June 15, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, 10:30 am, Christian Harmony (7 shape) 134 Hyden Tyler Road, Chatsworth, Georgia. This is now an all-day Christian Harmony singing (2010 ed). Directions: Take US Hwy. 411 North from downtown Chatsworth, turn right onto Old Federal Road (just past Auto Zone), bear right onto Hyden Tyler Road. The church is approximately one mile from Hwy. 411. Info: Greg Smith (706) 695-3833, David Smith (706) 980-0442
June 15, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, Moore, Graves, and Calvert Memorial - Addington Chapel, 15 miles southwest of Cullman AL, 1.5 miles north of Hwy 69 on CR 59. Contact: Danny Creel, bearcreek269 -at- bellsouth -dot- net
June 15, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, "Old Time Gospel Singing" (7-shape gospel with piano) at Lawrenceville Road UMC, 3142 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA, 30084. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Music-for-Missions-at-Lawrenceville-Road-UMC-in-Tucker-Ga-1681034855490028/
June 16, 3rd Sunday, 10:00 am, Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, near Ephesus, GA. 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. Contact: Karen Rollins krollins -at- westga -dot- edu
June 16, 3rd Sunday evening, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Church of Our Saviour in Virginia-Highland. 6:00 pm singing school, 6:30 - 8:30 pm 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
June 18, “Teenth Tuesday” Monthly Singing in Athens GA, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Party Room at Showtime Bowl, 555 Macon Hwy, Athens GA. Optional beginners' introduction, 6:30 pm. Info: Shannon Primm, sprimm -at- yahoo -dot- com
June 20, 7:00 pm, 3rd Thursday Monthly Singing in Bremen GA at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church. Directions: 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 dead end and turn left, church is on left. Info: Daniel Williams, danwilliamswk22 -at- gmail -dot- com
June 20, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 3rd Thursday Monthly Singing in Chattanooga, TN, The Well, 1800 Rossville Ave, Chattanooga, TN. Contact Mark Eirich 423-774-3898, markeirich -at- gmail -dot- com or Judy Mincey, (770) 773-0818, Mincey.judy -at- yahoo -dot- com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaSacredHarp
June 22, Saturday before the 4th Sunday, 9:30 am (Central time), Salem United Methodist Church, on Alabama Hwy 9, 7 miles east of Cedar Bluff AL, 1 mile from Georgia line. (Note: GA Hwy. 20 from Rome becomes Hwy 9 when it crosses the border.) Info: Henry Johnson, (256) 927-4915, hanster418 -at- gmail -dot- com
June 23, 4th Sunday, 10:00 am, DeLong-Roberts Memorial Singing, Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 4490 State Bridge Way, Alpharetta, GA Directions: Go north on GA 400, exit at Old Milton Parkway, turn right (east). Go for about 3 miles; pass a large Publix on the right and as passing a Shell station on the left, get into the left lane. At the next intersection, turn left onto Kimball Bridge Road. There is a concrete divider - don't take the first left turn lane, take the second left and go across the street directly into the church parking lot. Info: Jesse Roberts, 678-432-6175, jroberjr -at- bellsouth -dot- net
June 23, 4th Sunday, 2:00 pm, United Note Singers (7 shape gospel), Shiloh Baptist Church, 305 West Cooper Ave, Dallas GA 30132
June 23, 4th Sunday, 2:00 pm, Middle Georgia Note Singers (7 shape gospel), Rehobeth Church of God in Christ, 221 Hwy 341N, Barnesville, GA 30294
June 25, Tuesday evening, Athens GA, Christian Harmony (2010) (7 shape) singing, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Party Room at Showtime Bowl, 555 Macon Hwy, Athens GA. Optional beginners' introduction, 6:30 pm. Info: Shannon Primm, sprimm -at- yahoo -dot- com
Shape Note Singing Camps this summer:
Adult Emphasis: June 9–13, 2019, Camp McDowell, Double Springs, Alabama
Youth Emphasis: July 1–5, 2019, Camp Lee, Anniston, Alabama
Camp Doremi (7 shapes)
August 15 - 18, 2019, Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, North Carolina
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