February 2018 Singings

Updated February 15, 2018

Update: Added the singing with Fynn on Friday evening February 16.

Greetings! Plenty of opportunities for singing this month here and/or near Atlanta!!

Camp Fasola registration is now open: http://CampFasola.org

Please note the schedule changes for the ‘Bi-weekly’ singing (which is no longer biweekly and will move to the 2nd Tuesday of the month) and a reminder that the ‘SoFa’ singings at Big Creek are no more.

For those attending the 4 book singing in Montgomery this coming Saturday, please note that an exhibit of Johnathon Kelso’s Sacred Harp pictures is also still up and running there. http://www.archives.alabama.gov/press_release/PressRelease_Kelso.pdf

Feb. 1, 1st Thursday 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.

Feb. 3, Sat. before 1st Sun., Rotunda singing, Alabama State Archives and History Building, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery AL (9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Central time). 4 books used: Sacred Harp 1991 and Cooper revisions, Christian Harmony, Colored Sacred Harp. Bring a sack lunch, or lunch will be available for a donation. Directions: Take I-85 South to Exit 1 for Union Street. Veer right onto South Union - a one-way, four-lane street. Turn left at the 3rd traffic light onto Washington Avenue. The front of the Alabama Department of Archives and History building is to your left across from the Avenue of Flags on the side of the state Capitol. Parking: On-street parking is available around the Archives building on Washington Avenue, Bainbridge Street, and Adams Avenue/Street. Limited off-street parking is also available in the Archives parking lot across from the rear (south) entrance of the building off Adams Street. Please note the south entrance bears the inscription ALABAMA WORLD WAR MEMORIAL above the doors. Info: Bill Hogan (334) 514-9742, will_muse -at- yahoo -dot- com, or Joey Brackner, 334 242-4076 ext. 225, joey.brackner -at- arts dot alabama dot gov.

Feb. 4, 1st Sun., Uncle Bob Burnham and Ruth Brown Memorial singing, Wesley Foundation, Jacksonville State University,510 N. Pelham Rd. (Hwy 21), Jacksonville, AL. 9:00 a.m. (Central Time). Please bring a covered dish to share. Directions: Driving north on Hwy. 21, go through the square. Once past Mountain St., look for the Wesley Foundation building on the left. Info: Pearl Guier, (334) 272-4696 or Tom George, Tgeorge1 at stu dot jsu dot edu

Feb. 4, 1st Sun., United Note Singing (7 shape gospel), Victory Tabernacle Church,6329 Hwy. 101, Rockmart, GA 30187. Information: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com

Feb. 10, Sat. before 2nd Sun, Sat before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, 2-4 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Avenue. Info: Dawn Stanford (912) 484-5868, dawnipawni -at- gmail -dot- com.

Feb. 10, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Emory Sacred Harp Singing, Cannon Chapel, 515 Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta 30322, at Emory University. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Singing from the Sacred Harp 1991 edition. Covered dish "dinner on the grounds" at noon. Loaner books available. Info: John Plunkett 470-230-5757, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com. Also note - there is an exhibit at Pitts Library re: John Wesley/History of Methodism - http://pitts.emory.edu/exhibits/wesley2018/index.cfm


Feb. 11, 2nd Sun., Associated Note Singers (7 shape gospel), The Center, 985 Oakland Drive, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310. Info: (404) 758-1132 or Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo - dot - com.

Feb. 13, 2nd Tues., 2nd Tuesday singing at the home of David Brodeur and Andy Ditzler. 7p-9p. 522 Grant St SE Atlanta GA 30312 (The plan is that this will move to the parish hall at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Decatur, beginning on the 2nd Tuesday of March.) David Brodeur, david -at- davidbrodeur -dot- com, or Lisa Bennett, ltb1014 -at- gmail -dot- com.

Feb. 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/.

Feb. 15, 3rd Thurs. evening, Chattanooga monthly singing, 7PM-9PM, The Well, 1800 Rossville Ave, Chattanooga, TN. Contact: Judy Mincey, mincey -dot- judy -at- yahoo -dot- com, 770-773-0818. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaSacredHarp

Feb. 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.

Feb. 16, Friday evening, 7:00 pm singing with Fynn Titford-Mock at David and Andy's house in Grant Park. Join us for a singing welcome to Fynn during his stay in Atlanta. Please bring a snack or a beverage, and consider bringing all your books in case we decide to sing from a wide range of sources. This should be great fun! 522 Grant St SE Atlanta GA 30312. Info: David Brodeur, david -at- davidbrodeur -dot- com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/794316074097485/

Feb. 17, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Alabama Collegiate , Tuscaloosa AL – NEW LOCATION - University Church of Christ, 1200 Julia Tutwiler Dr Tuscaloosa, AL. The singing will be upstairs in the Campus View Auditorium. From I-20, take exit 73 for McFarland Blvd and turn right toward the university of Alabama. After about 3 miles, keep right onto campus drive, then right onto Julia Tutwiler Blvd. UCC is the large brick church on the left. Info: sivey at crimson dot ua dot edu 256-657-1567

Feb. 18, 3rd Sun., State University of West Georgia, Carrollton GA. 9:30 a.m. From Carrollton on US Hwy 27, exit to Georgia State Highway 166 heading west (also called Maple St); drive past the first entrance to West Georgia Drive and past the campus sign; turn right at the second entrance to West Georgia Drive. The Food Service building (Z-6) will be on the left. Information: Myron House, mhouse -at- westga -dot- .edu, nathankrees at gmail dot com

Feb. 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.

Feb. 24, Sat. before 4th Sun., "Eclectic singing" from the J.L. White book, Eclectic Harmony I, and Georgian Harmony. Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, 1965 Glenwood Rd., Decatur, GA. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Loaner copies of the J.L. White 1911 edition of the Sacred Harp will be available. Directions: From I-20 in Atlanta, drive east to Georgia Highway 155 (aka Candler Rd.). Go north on Candler Rd. and turn right on Glenwood Rd. (aka Georgia Highway 260). Or from I-285 exit west onto Glenwood Rd. The church is on the southwest corner of Glenwood Rd and S. Columbia Place, 3965 Glenwood Rd, just a bit west of Columbia Drive. Info: John Plunkett 470-230-5757, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, Laura Akerman 404-373-8241, liblna -at- emory -dot- edu.

Feb. 24, Sat. before 4th Sun., evening singing at the home of John and Elsie Hollingsworth, Ila, Ga. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Singing from the Christian Harmony (7 shape). 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.

Feb. 25, 4th Sun., 46th Annual University of Georgia Social Harp/Sacred Harp singing, Social Harp in the morning (10:30 - 12:30) and Sacred Harp 1991 revision in the afternoon (1:30-3:00). University of Georgia, State Botanical Garden, Visitor Center, Athens, GA. Directions: When coming from southwest of Athens on US highway 129, turn right (south) onto Milledge Ave; go about 1 mile and watch for the Botanical Gardens sign on the right. From Hwy 78 east, exit onto Georgia 316. After you pass the Oconee Connector exit, get into the far right lane and exit onto the Athens perimeter highway (also called "Loop 10" and various other designations). Take the perimeter east/ north for 3 or 4 miles to the Milledge Avenue exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right and go about 1 mile; watch for the Botanical Garden sign on the right. Covered dish lunch. https://www.facebook.com/events/271774903352462/ Info: Mike Spencer – fishman dot mds at gmail dot com.

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