January 2019 Singings

Updated December 30, 2018

I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday season so far. Happy New Year! If one of your New Year's Resolutions has been to sing more in 2019, you have a lot of opportunities in January to get a good start on this goal. I hope to sing with each and every one of you very soon. If you have questions about this reminder or have singings to post, please note the new email address for this purpose: AtlantaSinging@gmail.com.

Please note that all these singings are also listed at atlantasacredharp.org , where you will also find a map with each singing marked, and GPS coordinates for each location.

Thanks, Laura Akerman, for keeping up with this list for years and years. I hope passing this responsibility on to me will give you a bit of breathing room in your over-full schedule.


Note: New Year’s Day singing at John & Elsie Hollingsworth’s, singing school on the 12th in Eatonton.

Save the date for the Emory Singing at Cannon Chapel on Saturday Feb. 9 and the Atlanta All-Day at Rock Springs Presbyterian on Saturday Apr. 27.

Singings are from the 1991 Sacred Harp unless stated otherwise.

Jan. 1, Tuesday, New Years Day singing from the Georgian Harmony (Raymond Hamrick's book) at the home of John and Elsie Hollingsworth, Ila GA, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. GPS coordinates for the Hollingsworth’s mailbox: 34.152384, -83.322767. Directions: From Athens: Take Hwy 29 north, towards Danielsville. At the light near the Ingles store, bear left onto Hwy 106. Just past the 9-mile marker, turn left onto Adams Clarke Rd (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 Clarke Rd, go 1.5 miles to mailbox on right numbered 1574. When driveway splits, bear left. Contact: John Hollingsworth, john -at- billnet -dot- org, 706-789-3916.

Jan. 3, 1st Thursday Monthly Singing, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, 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 of Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: David Brodeur, david -at- davidbrodeur -dot- com.

Jan. 8, 2nd Tuesday Monthly Singing, Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 515 East Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur GA 30030, three blocks east of the Decatur MARTA station. Parking lot entrance is on Sycamore Street. Enter the parish hall through the red doors facing Sycamore Lane. Experienced and new singers: all are welcome. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Info: Lisa Bennett, 404-402-9562, AtlantaSinging -at- gmail -dot- com.

Jan. 12, Saturday before 2nd Sunday, Singing school/All day singing. Please come help with a singing school/singing at Lake Oconee Lutheran Church, 1089 Lake Oconee Parkway, Eatonton GA 31024. We'll start at 10:00 am with a singing school/extended introductory lesson and progress into a regular singing as the day goes on. Covered dish lunch at noon; the church will provide meats (ham and/or chicken and drinks), so bring side dishes, desserts or other meats/protein for the covered dish lunch at noon. Would be great to have some experienced singers help boost the class. Google Maps: http://www.lolc.info/directions Info: Art Hargrove 706-473-1290, art.hargrove -at- gmail -dot- com, or LOLC 706-485-4600

Jan. 12, Saturday before 2nd Sunday, Savannah Monthly Singing, 2:00 pm -4:00 pm, Sanctuary, Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Avenue. Info: Dawn Stanford 912-484-5868, dawnipawni -at- gmail -dot- com.

Jan. 13, 2nd Sunday, Uncle Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr Memorial, Camp Ground Methodist Church, CR 49 north of Fruithurst AL. 9:30 am Central Time. Dutch Treat Singing. Meals served at church at very reasonable cost. Directions (You may take I-20 to exit 5, north to Tallapoosa, cross the railroad tracks and go north on 78, about 7 or 8 miles): From US Highway 78 at Muscadine Junction, take County Rd 49 north. The church will be on the left, close to the junction with County Rd 76. John Plunkett writes: "It's about as far as Muscadine, just over the state line. Instead of turning left to go to Muscadine, you turn right, church is on the left side of the Hwy... Don't need to bring food, you pay $5.00 or so for what the people of the church prepare... it's worth it."

Jan. 15, “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. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22285031545/.

Jan. 17, 3rd Thursday Monthly Singing in Bremen GA at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church. 7:00 pm. 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: Daniel Williams, danwilliamswk22 -at- gmail -dot- com.

Jan. 17, 3rd Thursday Monthly Singing in Chattanooga TN, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 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

Jan. 19, Saturday before 3rd Sunday, Auburn Sacred Harp Singing, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Central Time. Auburn First Presbyterian Church (gym/fellowship hall), 143 E Teach Ave, Auburn, AL 36830. The First Presbyterian Chuch is located immediately east of College Street on Thach Ave. Thach is one block south of Toomer's Corner and directly east of Samford Hall. There is a parking lot immediately across from the church and other parking available if needed. Info: Karen Clark, 334-864-7851, karenlc_009 -at- yahoo -dot- com, or Robert Chambless, james.chambless -at- gmail -dot- com.

Jan. 20, 3rd Sunday, United Note Singing (7-shape gospel), New Bethel Baptist Church, 3429 Collard Valley Road, Cedartown, GA 30125. Info: Joyce Hammock 770-684-4057, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com.

Jan. 20, 3rd Sunday evening, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Church of Our Saviour in Virginia-Highland. 6:00 pm Singing School, "Customs & Etiquette of Sacred Harp," taught by Scott and Jeannette DePoy, 6:30 pm - 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 404-436-4522, amyarmstrongmidwife -at- gmail -dot- com for additional information.

Jan. 22, 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.

Jan. 26 and 27, 4th Sunday and Saturday before, W. L. Green Memorial and Baldwin County Convention (Cooper Revision), Galilee Church, a few miles north of Stapleton AL on Hwy 31 (south of Bay Minette). Holiday Inn Express, Best Western and Comfort Inn are on I-10 at Malis exit about 10 miles south. Comfort inn is least expensive. Log Cabin Inn in Bay Minette is also inexpensive. Info: Bill Hogan 334-514-9742, will_muse -at- yahoo -dot- com.

Jan. 27, 4th Sunday, United Note Singing (7-shape gospel), (note: same name, different church from 3rd Sunday) New Bethel Baptist Church, 3901 Pool Road, Winston, GA 30187. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com.

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