January 2018 Singings

Updated January 12, 2018

Update:We are baffled by change, and changed by baffles. The basement space at St John's has been modified, and is no longer suitable for group singing. We are incredibly grateful for their hospitality these last few years.

* The LAST "4th Wednesday Singing" will be held at Andy and David's house on 24-January at 7:00 PM

* The 2nd Wednesday singing is NO MORE. By consensus, we have decided to sing on the 2nd TUESDAY of each month from now on, with no regular singing scheduled in the 4th week of the month. Occasional special events or singing schools may be scheduled during the 4th week.

* Plan to sing at Andy and David's again on Tuesday 13-February, 7:00 PM; however,...

* We are actively seeking a NEW VENUE for our regular SECOND TUESDAY singing, beginning on 13-March. There seems to be a lot of interest in finding an east side location, such as Decatur or Oakhurst. Please speak up if you have ideas.

Warm yourself by making the air vibrate with the old sounds in the new year! Note: singing school on the 13th in Eatonton, new location for Auburn singing on the 20th.

Jan. 1, Sun., New Years Day singing from the Georgian Harmony (Raymond Hamrick's book) at the home of John and Elsie Hollingsworth, Ila Ga. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 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. Google map Contact: John Hollingsworth, john -at- billnet dot org, (706) 789-3916.

Jan. 4, 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 of Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: David Brodeur, david .at. davidbrodeur .dot. com.

Jan. 10, 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! Contacts: David Brodeur, david -at- davidbrodeur -dot- com; Andy Ditzler, andy -at- andyditzler -dot- com; David Smead or Lisa Bennett Smead, dsmead -at- gmail -dot- com, 404-226-1101. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts

Jan. 13, Sat., 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 10am with a singing school/extended introductory lesson led by Nathan Rees 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 I think 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. Local information contact: Art Hargrove 706-473-1290 art -dot- hargrove -at- gmail -dot- com Or, LOLC 706-485-4600

Jan. 13, 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.

Jan. 14, 2nd Sun., Uncle Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr Memorial, Camp Ground Methodist Church, CR 49 north of Fruithurst AL. 9:30 a.m. (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." Google map

Jan. 16, 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/

Jan. 18, 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

Jan 18, 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.

Jan. 20, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Auburn Sacred Harp Singing, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Central time). Auburn First Presbyterian Church, 143 E Thach 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. Google map Info: Karen Clark, (334) 864-7851, karenlc_009 at yahoo dot com, or Robert Chambless, james - dot- chambless - at- gmail -dot- com.

Jan. 21, 3rd Sun., United Note Singing (7-shape gospel), New Bethel Baptist Church, 3429 Collard Valley Road, Cedartown, GA 30125. Info: (770) 684-4057 or Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com. Google map

Jan. 21, 3rd Sun, evening, 6:00p-8:30p Church of our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 6:00 Singing School, 6:30-8:30 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.

Jan. 24, 4th Wed., Biweekly Singing, 7:00pm - 9:00pm at David and Andy's, 522 Grant St SE, Atlanta GA 30312 (in Grant Park, near the Zoo). This is the last 4th Wed singing. Contacts: David Brodeur, david -at- davidbrodeur -dot- com; Andy Ditzler, andy -at- andyditzler -dot- com; David Smead or Lisa Bennett Smead, dsmead -at- gmail -dot- com, 404-226-1101. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts.

Jan. 27 and 28, 4th Sun. and Sat. 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 Malbis 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.com .

Jan. 28, 4th Sun., United Note Singing (7-shape gospel), (at a different) New Bethel Baptist Church, 3901 Pool Road, Winston, GA 30187. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com. Google map

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