Updated March 30, 2018
It's April, new things are springing into the world, and we're excited about the ***NEW*** first Atlanta Sacred Harp Singing, Sat. April 21 at Rock Spring Presbyterian Church – note this is different from the location in the minutes book. Different location for the Athens Teenth Tuesday as well as an additional Athens Christian Harmony singing on the 24th (the Party Room at Showtime Bowl). Lots of other great singings to go to as well. All singings are from The Sacred Harp 1991 edition unless otherwise noted.
Apr. 1, 1st Sun, Edwardsville Baptist Church, Edwardsville, Alabama. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). 6 miles west of Fruithurst, just off U.S. Hwy. 78 (about 10 miles west of the Ga.-Ala. line).
Apr. 5, 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.
Apr. 6, Fri. night before Second Sunday, Elder Homer Benefield, Mildred Benefield, and Mildred Johnson Memorial, Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, 225 Shiloh Church Rd., Waco, Haralson County, Ga. 6:30 p.m. From I-20 take exit #5 for Georgia Hwy. 100 and go south. Turn right onto Shiloh Church Rd., church will be on the left. (According to Google maps) (6:30 PM EDT).
Apr. 7, Sat. before 2nd Sun., State Line Church, AL. 9:00 a.m. Take U.S. Hwy 78 'til you cross the Ga. State Line, take the first road to the right (Co. Rd. 69), then take the next right (Co. Rd. 207, dirt road), then 500 yards and church will be on left. GPS: 33.755401, -85.363110 . Info: Pam Nunn, (256) 441-2615, pamdnunn -at- gmail -dot- com .
Apr. 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.
April 7, 1st Sat., Associated Note Singers (7 shape gospel), The Center, 985 Oakland Drive, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310. 12:00 Noon. Info: (404) 758-1132 or Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com .
Apr. 8, 2nd Sun., Antioch Baptist Church, Ider AL. 9:00 a.m. Central time. Take I-59 north, exit right at Exit 231, turn left onto Hwy. 40/117, go 1.4 miles and turn right on Hwy. 117, go 9.5 miles (cross Hwy. 75), turn right onto Co. Hwy. 141, go 3.9 miles, turn right onto Co. Rd. 783 and immediately back left onto Co. Rd. 782, church is on the left. Contact: Terry Wootten, (256) 632-3830.
Apr. 10, 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.
Apr. 14, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Middle Georgia Sacred Harp Singing, Union Primitive Baptist Church near Barnesville, Ga. 10:00 a.m. Directions: Turn west on the Johnstonville Road, exit#193 from I-75 (Adjacent to Historical Marker at Old Goggins Store). Church is 7 miles west of I-75 on the right. GPS coordinates: 33.07621259, -84.09338599. Info: Harry Eskew, (478) 750-9968, cell (478) 960-0989, harryeskew -at- cox -dot net, Oscar McGuire, omcguire -at- pstel -dot- net.
Apr. 14, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Futral, Nelson and Henry Memorial, Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, AL. 10:00 a.m. (Central time). From I-20, take Alabama Hwy 9, exit 199, go south to Goodwater, turn east onto Hackneyville Rd., go approx. 5 miles to Co. Rd. 83, turn right at church sign, go approx. 0.25 miles, church is on left.
Apr. 15, 3rd Sun., Old Harmony Church singing, Abernathy, AL. Approx. 10 miles east of Heflin, AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central Time). From 1-20, take exit 210 (Ranburne/Muscadine exit), turn south (right) on County Rd. 60, go 1 mile; church will be on the right.
Apr. 15, 3rd Sun., Pine Grove Church, Lookout Mountain, AL near Collinsville. 9:30 a.m. (Central Time). In Alabama, take I-59 and turn east on AL 68 (exit 205); follow signs to US 11, go south on 11, look for sign to church between mile marker 210 and 211 (turn in almost directly in line with mile marker 211, Hwy 469). Go 2.6 miles, follow signs. Info: Rodney Ivey, rodlivey -at- yahoo -dot- com, 256-899-5855.
Apr. 15, 3rd Sun evening, 6:00p-8:30 p.m., 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.
Apr. 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/.
Apr. 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
Apr. 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: Daniel Williams, danwilliamswk22 -at- gmail -dot- com.
Apr. 21, Sat. before 4th Sun., Atlanta Sacred Harp Singing (1st!), Rock Spring Presbyterian Church, 1824 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 (across from Fat Matt’s Rib Shack). 9:30 a.m. Singing will be in the social hall. Free parking in the church lot. GPS coordinates: 33.804859, -84.367973. Info: Andy Ditzler, andy -at- andyditzler -dot- com.
Apr. 22, 4th Sun., Alewine-Laminack Memorial, St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2213 County Rd. 14, Fruithurst AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Take US 78 to Fruithurst, turn north (Co. Rd. 35) at Post Office, go to Co. Rd. 49, follow it north to Co. Rd. 14 (Rosewood Community), turn right, go about 2 miles, church is on the left. GPS: 33.815000, -85.406839.
April 22, 4th Sun., United Note Singers (7 shape gospel), Bible Way Ministries, 894 Constitution Road, S.E., Atlanta, GA 30315. 3:00 pm. Info: (404) 627-6800 or Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
Apr. 22, State of Alabama Convention (semi-annual session), Cooper Revision Sacred Harp, Traveler's Rest Church, Samson, AL. Info: Victoria Aplin, 334-898-7253, Ripcal -at- Alaweb -dot- com.
Apr. 24, Athens Christian Harmony singing, 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/.
Apr. 28, Sat. before 5th Sun., Georgian Harmony Singing (songs written by Raymond Hamrick), Roberta Civic Center, Roberta, Georgia. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Dutch Treat lunch (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 or Oscar McGuire, omcguire -at- pstel -dot- net or cell #478-955-6135.
Apr. 29, 5th Sun., Ivey Memorial, Liberty Church, Henagar AL. 9:30 a.m. Central time. Info: David Ivey, david -at- davidivey -dot -com .
Registration is open for:
Camp Fasola https://campfasola.org/, -- Adult June 10-14 Camp McDowell, Double Springs, Alabama; -- Youth July 2-6 Camp Lee, Anniston, Alabama; -- Europe Sept. 17-21 Wichrowe Wzgórza, Chmielno, Poland
Camp Doremi - http://doremicamp.org/ August 16 - 19, 2018, Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, North Carolina,
Camp DoReMi Europe, dates not announced yet.
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