Updated June 2, 2017
Obituary for Hugh McGraw: http://www.hightowerfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Hugh-Winfred-McGraw?obId=1871754#/obituaryInfo
The singing season starts to heat up in June. Come sing with us!!
June 1, 1st Thurs., monthly singing, 7:30-9:30, 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 Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: David Brodeur, david .at. davidbrodeur .dot. com.
June 3 and 4, 1st Sun. and Sat. before, Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, near Bremen. 9:30 a.m. 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.
June 5-9th (Monday-Friday), evenings from 7-9pm - Sacred Harp Singing School at Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church 2052 Fairview Road, Stockbridge, Georgia 30281. Community Singing Friday night, June 9th! Local singers, please come and help the new singers! Please bring a snack to share.
GPS Coordinates: 33.606649, -84.175922. From I-675 southbound, take Exit 5, Forest Parkway/Panola Road. Turn east (left). Go approximately 3.3 miles to East Atlanta Road. Turn left. Turn right at next intersection – Fairview Road. Go 4.6 miles. Meetinghouse is on the right.
From I-75 southbound or northbound, take Exit 228, GA-138. Turn east for approximately 1.5 miles to North Henry Boulevard/US23. Turn right. Travel for approximately 2.5 miles to Pinehurst Road. Turn left. Travel on Pinehurst Road until dead-end (approximately 1.2 miles). Turn right on Old Conyers Road. Go approximately 2.7 miles to Flat Shoals Church Road. Turn left on Flat Shoals Church Road. Travel approximately 1 mile to fork in road. Take right fork. Meetinghouse is on left.
From I-20 East, one exit past I-285 east of Atlanta, exit on Wesley Chapel Road. Turn right. Travel 0.3 miles. Turn left on Snapfinger Road. Travel for 7.8 miles. Enter turnabout, and take first right on Fairview Road. Meetinghouse is 0.7 miles on left.
Contact: Jesse Roberts 678-432-6175 or email: jroberjr -at- bellsouth -dot- net.
June 10, Sat., Raymond Hamrick Birthday-Memorial Georgian Harmony Singing, Roberta Civic Center, Roberta, Georgia. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Dutch Treat lunch at (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, which is actually an old wooden church (good acoustics), is located at 93 South Mathews Street, just south of the old part of the town, next to the recycling center. South Mathews is one block east of Highway 341. Contact/info: John Plunkett, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, 470-230-5757.
June 10, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diam ond Causeway, Savannah. 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Website: http://www.savannahsacredharp.com/ Info: Gene Pinion, genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com, (912) 655-0994.
June 10, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Calvary-Fletcher Singing (Christian Harmony, 7 shape). Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, N.C. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 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 11, 2nd Sun., 149th Annual "June Singing" in Alpharetta, Alpharetta City Hall (**NEW**), 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 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 parking deck. Directions: Take Ga. 400/U.S. 19 North to Exit 9, Haynes Bridge Rd. Turn left onto Haynes Bridge Rd. Turn left onto Old Milton Parkway, then right onto S. Main Street. The courthouse will be on the right. (From Google.) Info: Helen Bryson, 770-381-9093, or Faye Holbrook, 770-490-4232.
June 11, 2nd Sun., United Note Singing, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 3228 Hwy 101 North, Yorkville, GA 30153 This is about an hour from Atlanta, west of Marietta.
June 13, Tues. evening, 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/.
June 14, 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.
June 15, 3rd Thurs. evening, Chattanooga monthly singing, 7PM-9PM, Bluegrass Grill, 55 E. Main St., Chattanooga, Tennessee. Contact: Judy Mincey, mincey -dot- judy -at- yahoo -dot- com, 770-773-0818. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaSacredHarp.
June 15, 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 .
June 15, 5:30–6:00pm., Thursday. Join us for a special half hour of singing with the members of the American Theological Library Association at Cannon Chapel on the campus of Emory University. Organizers expect upwards of 200 conference attendees for the singing, and they are evidently a musical bunch. We'll have just the briefest of introductions and then take turns leading songs from a packet of selections from the 1991 Edition, hopefully with a few conference attendees joining each of us in the hollow square. After the singing, Sacred Harp singers are invited to join the librarians for supper, catered by Bell Street Burritos, at the Pitts Theology Library. Please arrive by 5:00 pm. Parking is available in the Oxford, Peavine, and Fishburne decks. Contact Jesse P. Karlsberg (jesse at jpkarlsberg dot com, 617-984-9378) for information.
June 15-17, Thurs., Fri. and Sat. before 3rd Sun., National Sacred Harp Convention - NEW LOCATION: BSDA Friendship Hall, located at 1024 Old Walker Chapel Rd in Fultondale, Alabama. All the information is at this link: http://home.olemiss.edu/~mudws/national.html
June 16, Friday 11:30am – Brief Sacred Harp program (20-30 minutes) at Wrightsboro Methodist Church in McDuffie County (ie-near Augusta). In conjunction with the Georgia Department of Tourism. Contact John Plunkett if you can participate. They will provide a a box lunch. Pictures of the church here: http://hrcga.org/wrightsboro-methodist-mcduffie-3/
June 17, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Moore, Graves, and Calvert Memorial - Addington Chapel, 15 miles southwest of Cullman AL, 1.5 miles north of hwy 69 on CR 59.
June 17, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Christian Harmony (7 shape) and Old School Baptist singing at Blue Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, 134 Hyden Tyler Rd., Chatsworth, Ga. 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, singing from the Old School Hymnal. 12:00 - 1:00, lunch at the Church. 1:00 - 2:30, singing from The Christian Harmony (Alabama book, the old black one, if you have it). Directions: Take US Hwy. 411 North from downtown Chatsworth. Turn right onto Old Federal Rd. (just past Auto Zone). Bear right onto Hyden Tyler Rd. The Church is approx. one mile from Hwy. 411. Info: Greg Smith (706)980-8176; David Smith (706)980-0442 .
June 18, 3rd Sun., Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, near Ephesus, Ga. 10:00 a.m. 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.
June 18, 3rd Sun evening, 6:00p-8:30pm, Church of our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 6:00 Singing School, 6:30 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 24, Sat. before 4th Sun., 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.) 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Info: Henry Johnson, 256-027-4915, hanster418 -at- gmail -dot- com.
June 25, 4th Sun., 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 25, 4th Sun., United Note Singing, Shiloh Baptist Church, 205 West Cooper Avenue, Dallas, GA 30132. This is also about an hour from Atlanta, to the west of Marietta.
June 28, 4th 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.com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766 . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts.
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