Updated May 1, 2019
Happy May! The singing season continues apace as the weather warms. In particular, remember our local evening practice singings, and the Jack Smith Memorial Singing on Memorial Day. Please come sing with us soon!
If you haven’t registered for Camp Fasola, what are you waiting for? Scholarships are available, especially for younger singers of limited means. Please go to campfasola.org and read the FAQ or more info.
Special Note: the Augusta Sacred Harp Singing, has been CANCELLED for this year. The Augusta singers are looking for a new date and venue for next year. Info: Diane Goldman, dianegoldman -at- msn-dot-com, 716-513-0479.
May 2, 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.
May 4, Saturday before the 1st Sunday, 9:30 am Central time. Huntsville Sacred Harp Singing, Burritt on the Mountain, Monte Sano, Huntsville, AL. Info: David Ivey, david -at- davidivey -dot- com.
Augusta Sacred Harp Singing, Augusta Old Line Primitive Baptist Church.**CANCELLED for this year.** See note above.
May 5, 1st Sunday, 2:00 pm, United Note Singers (7 shape gospel), Zion United Methodist Church, 165 Lemon St NE, Marietta GA 30006
May 11, Saturday before the 2nd Sunday, 10:00am - 3:00pm. Nan Herring Sacred Harp/Christian Harmony singing, Furman University, Greenville, SC. This is a mixed 4-shape and 7-shape singing. Dinner on the grounds. Directions at: http://www.christianharmony.org/harmony/directions/furman.html . Contact: Leon Carnell, carnelllh -at- att - dot- net.
May 11, Saturday before the 2nd Sunday, 2:00 - 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.
May 12, 2nd Sunday, 2:00 pm, United Note Singers (7 shape gospel), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 2525 Old Lower River Road, Douglasville GA 30133
May 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 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 and kids: all are welcome. Info: Lisa Bennett, (404) 402-9562, AtlantaSinging -at- gmail -dot- com.
May 14, “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.
May 16, 7:00 pm. 3rd Thursday Monthly Singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Bremen GA . 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.
May 16, 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
May 18, Saturday, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, Central time. Mentone Rhododendron Festival Singing, St. Joseph's on the Mountain Episcopal Church, 21145 Scenic Hwy, Mentone, Alabama 35984 Info: Susan Cherones, TrueSu -at- aol.com, 706-859-1124.
May 19, 3rd Sunday, 6:00 pm, Associated Note Singers (7 shape gospel), Macedonia Baptist Church, 267 Thornton St, Atlanta GA
May 19, 3rd Sunday, 10:00am-3:00pm, Lower Cane Creek Church, 3.5 miles east of Heflin, AL on U.S. Hwy. 78. Directions: From east to west, turn right after mile marker 181. Church is located between mile marker 180 and 181. Info: Glenda Collins, (770) 254-9686
May 19, 3rd Sunday evening, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Church of Our Saviour in Virginia-Highland. 6:00 pm singing school by Sandra Wilkinson on The Alto Part. 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.
May 21, 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.
May 25, Saturday before the 4th Sunday, 9:00 a.m. (Central time).Mount Pisgah Singing Society, Stroud (Chambers County) AL. 14 miles north of Lafayette and 7 miles south of Roanoke on U.S. Hwy. 431 at Stroud. (Cooper Book).
May 25, Saturday before Memorial Day, Beginner’s Lesson 9:30, Singing 10:00 - 3:00pm. 11th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival Singing , Parish Hall of St. Philip's Church (note new location!) Directions: From I-26, take the Meeting St. exit 221b, and turn right to continue east on Meeting St. Continue past Marion Square and the City Market, and turn left at the next light onto Cumberland St. Parking is in the city garage entered on Cumberland St., or in the lot at the corner with Church St. (See note below for Shenandoah Harmony singing on Sunday.) Info: Tom Ivey at thomas - dot - ivey - at -att- dot - net, or check the Charleston Shapenote Sings facebook page.
May 25, Saturday before Memorial Day, 9:30 am- 3:00 pm, Christian Harmony Singing, Saint John's Historic Church, North Main Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina. Dinner on the grounds. The Christian Harmony (2010). Loaner books and books for purchase available. Info: Jane Cannon, crvjanecannon at gmail dot com or (706) 410-0982 .
May 26, 4th Sunday, 2 pm, United Note Singers (7 shape gospel), Sweet Home Baptist Church, 280 Oak St (off Hwy 92), Hiram GA 30141
May 26, Sunday before Memorial Day, 1 pm until (about) 3 pm, Afternoon Singing from The Shenandoah Harmony, Wingard Room of the Circular Congregational Church. A small number of loaner books will be available. (Bring your copy if possible.) Info: Tom Ivey at thomas - dot - ivey - at -att- dot - net, or check the Charleston Shapenote Sings facebook page.
May 26, Sunday before Memorial Day, 9:30 am- 3:00 pm, Sacred Harp Singing, Saint John's Historic Church, North Main Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina. Dinner on the grounds. Info: Jane Cannon, crvjanecannon at gmail dot com or (706) 410-0982 .
May 27 Mon., Memorial Day, 10 am - 3:00 pm, Jack Smith Memorial Singing, Oakhurst Baptist Church, 222 East Lake Drive, Decatur GA. , covered dish lunch. Info: Malinda Snow, (404) 892-6836, msnow -at- gsu –dot- edu, or John Plunkett, 470-230-5757, bildad12 -at- hotmail –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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