Updated July 9, 2018
Update: The 4th Sunday note singing at The Center had to be cancelled due to damage to the facility.
Update: Added Facebook link for the Northlake Church of Christ singing on July 22
Whatever the weather, wet or dry, hot or warm, July is a terrific month to go to singings, and we've got lots of them!
Note that the Decatur monthly singing is the 2nd Thursday this month, so if you were planning an extended 4th of July holiday you won't miss it. The singing at Crossroad Baptist Church has been moved to 3rd Sunday, July 15 at Muscadine Methodist Church.
Also note that singings from the Christian Harmony are 7-shape singings. And “Note singings” are 7-shape gospel singings (see our note singing page) and more information can be provided by Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com.
June 30 and July 1, 1st Sun. and Sat. before, Henagar-Union Convention, Liberty Church, 2 miles north of Henagar AL on Liberty Road. 9:00 a.m. Central Time Sat., 9:30 on Sun. From Henagar Crossing, take Hwy 40 west to the Farmers Telephone Cooperative. Turn right and go to dead end. Turn right, take first left past Henagar Methodist Church (Liberty Rd.). Church is on right, approximately 1.5 miles. Info: David Ivey (256) 922-8090 david -at- davidivey -dot- com
July 2, Mon., Independence Day Singing, Lakeview Lodge, Camp Lee, Choccolocco Road, east of Anniston AL. 10:00 a.m. Dutch Treat (lunch is $8.00 each). Info: David Ivey (256) 922-8090 david –at- davidivey –dot- com . Directions: From I-20, exit 188, turn north to Choccolocco Rd., turn right, go 2.2 miles, sign for camp on the right. http://campfasola.org/directions/ This is also the beginning of the Camp Fasola Youth Camp which runs from July 2-6. http://campfasola.org/
July 5, Thurs., Camp Fasola Community Singing - Camp Lee, Choccolocco Road, east of Anniston AL. 7:00 PM. See above for directions and info.
July 7, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church, 2052 Fairview Road, Stockbridge, Georgia. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with dinner on the grounds. Information: Jesse Roberts, (678) 432-6175 jroberjr -at- bellsouth -dot- net. Directions:
July 7, Sat., John C. Campbell Folk Art School singing - Brasstown NC. Singing mostly from the 2010 Christian Harmony. 10:30-3:00 p.m. Info: Annie Fain Barralon, (828) 837-2775 ext 110, anniefain -at- folkschool -dot- org. Directions: https://www.folkschool.org/index.php?section=articles&article_cat_id=5&article_id=25
July 7, 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.
July 7, 1st Sat., United Note Singing, Bro, Arie Arney's Annual Singing, Zion Hill Baptist Church, 70 Zion Hill Drive, Dallas, GA 30157. 1:00 p.m.
July 8, 2nd Sun., Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, 3965 Glenwood Rd., Decatur Ga. Singing from the 1911 J. L. White edition of the Sacred Harp. Preaching at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15, singing 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Contact: Sandra Wilkinson, sandylou03 -at- comcast -dot- net .
July 8, 2nd Sun., United Note Singing, Countyline Baptist Church, Jackson, Ga.
July 10, 2nd Tues., Second 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. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Info: Lisa Bennett, ltb1014 -at- gmail -dot- com. .
July 12, Rescheduled 1st Thursday monthly singing, 7:30-9:30, in the Robinson Fellowship Hall, behind Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta GA 30307. This is our "Christmas in July" singing, so if you have an American Christmas Harp, bring it! 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.
July 13, Fri., Spivey Hall Sacred Harp Singing School, 2000 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow, GA 30260. 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., taught by Robert Kelley. $10.00 adults, $5.00 students (12 and under or student ID) Info: http://www.clayton.edu/spiveyhall/Education?occuranceid=486&ctl=viewevent&mid=132104&returntabid=43054 . Directions: http://www.clayton.edu/spiveyhall/parking-and-directions
July 14, Sat., Spivey Hall Sacred Harp Singing, 2000 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow, GA 30260. Open to all. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with potluck lunch. Info: http://www.clayton.edu/spiveyhall/Education?occuranceid=488&ctl=viewevent&mid=132104&returntabid=43054 Directions: http://www.clayton.edu/spiveyhall/parking-and-directions
July 15, 3rd Sun., Muscadine Methodist Church, Corner of CR 267 and CR 49, Muscadine AL. Take exit 5 from I-20, north to Tallapoosa, turn right on Hwy. 78, go about 7 miles past the border with Alabama to Muscadine, turn south on County Rd. 49, go 1 mile, church is on the right. Info: Cecil Roberts, 770-574-7832.
July 15, 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.
July 17, Tues. evening, Athens, Ga. monthly "teenth Tuesday" singing from the 1991 revision Sacred Harp, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Party Room at Showtime Bowl, 555 Macon Hwy, Athens Ga. Optional beginners' introduction, 6:30 p.m. Info: Shannon Primm, sprimm -at- yahoo dot com. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22285031545/.
July 19, Thurs., Capitol City Shape Note Singing, Loeb Reception Center (near Kiwanis Park), 310 Columbus Ave., Montgomery, AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central Time). Singing from four different books: The Sacred Harp, The Sacred Harp (Cooper Revision), The Christian Harmony and The Colored Sacred Harp. Bring a sack lunch or plan to go to the Farmers Market Café across the street. Sponsored by the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture. Information: Joey Brackner, 334-242-4076, ext.225, joey dot brackner -at- arts dot alabama dot gov.
July 19, 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: danwilliamswk22-at-gmail-dot-com
July 19, 3rd Thurs. evening, Chattanooga monthly singing, 7PM-9PM, The Well, 1800 Rossville Avenue, Chattanooga Tennessee. Contact: Judy Mincey, mincey -dot- judy -at- yahoo -dot- com, 770-773-0818. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaSacredHarp
July 21, Sat., The Swannanoa Gathering Shape Note Singing, in the Morris Pavilion at Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa North Carolina, near Asheville. 10:00-3:00 with dinner on the grounds. Note that Morris Pavilion is an 'open air' pavilion, but is shaded and used for classes taught during the summer. Dress to stay cool and bring your hand fans! Singing from The 1991 Sacred Harp, The Christian Harmony (2010 edition) and The Southern Harmony. Directions: http://christianharmony.org/harmony/directions/WWC.html .Info: Sarah Kehrberg - smkehrberg at gmail dot com.
July 22, 4th Sun., Mount Zion Memorial, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion, Ga. 10:00 a.m.. 8.5 miles west of Carrollton on Hwy. 16. In Mt Zion, turn north on N. Prospect. The church is on the right, just after the school.
July 22, 4th Sun., CANCELLED - Associated Note Singers, The Center, 985 Oakland Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310
July 22, Sun., evening singing at Northlake Church of Christ in Tucker, GA, 6:00 pm. The church is at 1625 Cooledge Road, Tucker GA 30084 Info: jim.neal-at-mail-dot-com Event information on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/213588235957473/?ti=icl
July 28, Sat. before 5th Sun., Young Peoples Singing - Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Eva AL. Info: Nicholas Thompson, 256-595-0717
July 29, 5th Sun., Lacy Memorial, Fuller Cemetery, off hwy 117, Ider AL. Just off AL Hwy. 117, 1 mile north from intersection of Alabama Highways 117 and 75. Church is just west of AL Hwy. 117 - follow sign. Info: Reba Windom, brwindom -at- hotmail -dot- com, 256-632-6386.
Aug. 4-5, Chattahoochee Convention, Wilson's Chapel, southeast of Carrollton.
August 16-19, Camp Doremi, Wildacres Retret, Little Switzerland, N.C. http://doremicamp.org/
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