December 2017 Singings

Updated December 2, 2017

Notes: There will be no "first Thursday" singing at Emory Presbyterian this month. Join us for the annual Atlanta Sacred Harp Holiday gathering on the 17th. Details below.

There will NOT be a New Years Eve singing at the Hollingsworths' this year.

We’ve been invited to participate in the “Candlelight Nights” event at the Atlanta History Center, for Friday, Dec 15th and Friday, Dec 22nd. We will sing a 30 minute set at 7p, 8p, 9p. If you are able to help with this, please let John Plunkett know at bildad12-at-hotmail-dot-com.

Upcoming, mark your calendars: there will be a singing school/all day singing on Saturday, January 13th at Lake Oconee Lutheran Church (1089 Greensboro Rd, Eatonton, GA 31024). 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Covered dish lunch at noon. Nathan Rees will teach the singing school. It would be great to have some experienced singers to support Nathan in the singing school, as well as when we move into more of a regular singing format.

Singings:

Dec. 2-3, 1st Sun. and Sat. before, Georgia State Christian Harmony Convention, Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, 225 Shiloh Church Road, Waco, GA. 10:00am-3:00pm, dinner on the grounds. Google map directions Directions: From I-20, take exit 5 (Highway 100) and go south about 1/2 mile, turn right on Shiloh Church Road. Church will be on the left.

Dec. 2-3, 1st Sun., and Sat. before, Florida State Sacred Harp Convention (Cooper Book), Holiday Inn, 2001 Cove Boulevard, Panama City, Florida. For reservations call (850) 769-0000.

Dec. 2, 1st Sat., United Note singers (7-shape gospel), Christmas Banquet, Zion Hill Baptist Church at 70 Zion Hill Drive, Dallas, GA 1:00 p.m. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com.

Dec. 8-9, , St. John's Singing, St. John's Historic Church, Rutherfordton, N.C. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Christian Harmony (2010) on Saturday , Sacred Harp (1991) on Sunday. Directions: from Atlanta, take I-85 to Spartanburg S.C., turn north on I-26 (exit 70). From there, take Exit 36 (Northbound) or Exit 34 (Southbound) to US 74 East (Do NOT exit to NC 108). After ~20 miles, exit onto US 221; turn North towards Rutherfordton. 221 becomes South Main Street. After passing Courthouse on left begin to look for Old St. John's on right. Info: Dot Lane, 828-287-0508, or Jane Cannon, 706-410-0982 email: crvjanecannon at gmail dot com

Dec. 9, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, Ferguson Ave. Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Ave., Savannah. 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Website: http://www.savannahsacredharp.com/ Info: Dawn Stanford, Dawn -at- fabchurch -dot- com, 912-484-5868.

Dec. 9, 2nd Sat., Associated Note Singers (7-shape gospel), Christmas Banquet, The Center, 985 Oakland Drive, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310. 12:00 pm Contact: (404) 758-1132.

Dec. 13, 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.

Dec. 17, Sun., Atlanta Christmas singing, Church of Our Saviour, 1068 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306. 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Google map directions. We'll sing from approx. 3-5pm, then break for Supper-on-the-Grounds (please bring a dish to share), followed by more singing from approx. 6-7pm. Songbooks will be available for loan. All are welcome! Songbooks we'll use include the Sacred Harp (1991/Denson), the Electic Harmony, and the American Christmas Harp. Other seasonal songs written in 4 shapes are also welcome--please bring copies to share (25-30). Info: Amy Armstrong Wells, amyarmstrongmidwife - at - gmail -dot- com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/521315018214418/

Dec. 19, Tues. evening, 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/

Dec. 21, 3rd Thurs. evening, Chattanooga monthly singing, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Well,1800 Rossville Avenue, Chattanooga Tennessee. Info: Judy Mincey at 770-773-0818, or email mincey.judy -at- yahoo dot com . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaSacredHarp.

Dec. 21, 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.

Dec. 27, 4th Wed., *TENTATIVE* 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). 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. Check Facebook page or you may also contact David Brodeur, david -at- davidbrodeur -dot- org, to make sure this is still scheduled.

Dec. 31, Sat., Wooten Family New Year's Eve Singing, Antioch Baptist Church, Ider, AL. 7:00 p.m. (Central time). Google map directions

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. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. At 9:00 the singing will start with some of Raymond's unpublished music. Google map directions. From Athens: Take Hwy 29 north, towards Danielsville. At the light near the Ingles store, bear left onto Hwy 106. 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.

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