Updated May 1, 2018
May 3, 1st Thurs., Decatur monthly singing, 7:30p-9:30p, 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. Sacred Harp and Eclectic Harmony. Parking behind the church, off Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: David Brodeur, david .at. davidbrodeur .dot. com.
May 5, Sat. before 1st Sun., Augusta Sacred Harp Singing, Augusta Old Line Primitive Baptist Church, 3646 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez, Ga. 30907 10:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m. There will be a singing lesson before the singing at 9:30am. Covered dish lunch at noon. Info: Diane Goldman, dianegoldman -at- msn-dot-com, 716-513-0479.
May 5, Sat., Sat. before 1st Sun., Huntsville Sacred Harp Singing, Burritt on the Mountain, Monte Sano, Huntsville, AL. 9:30 a.m. Central time. Info: David Ivey, david -at- davidivey -dot- com.
May 6, 1st Sun., Cobb-Marietta Note Singers - "May Day Singing" (7-shape) at Zion Baptist Church,165 Lemon Street, Marietta. Singing at 2:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 3:00 p.m. Info: Pat McGregor, mcgregor3691 -at- comcast -dot- net
May 8, 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. .
May 12, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Nan Herring Sacred Harp/Christian Harmony singing, Furman University, Greenville, S.C. 10:00am - 3:00pm. This is a 4-shape and 7-shape singing. Dinner on the grounds. Directions at http://www.christianharmony.org/harmony/directions/furman.html. Contact: Leon Carnell, carnelllh -at- att - dot- net.
May 12, 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.
May 12, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Memphis Singing, Grace Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 828 Berclair Rd., Memphis, TN 38122 10:00 a.m. 1991 edition, or bring anything else you want to sing, too. Dinner will be served at noon, followed by more singing. Local cooks are invited to bring a dish to share. Consider this invitation: "It's a beautiful time of year to visit Memphis, and we would love for you to come sing with us. We have lots of new singers here and would love to continue making new friends from out of town." Info: Matt Bell, invisiblegardener-at- gmail -dot- com.
May 13 , 2nd Sun., United Note Singing (7 shape), 2:00 p.m., Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 2525 Old Lower River Road, Douglasville, GA 30133. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
May 15, Tuesday, 7:00p-9:00p, Shape Note Beginners Singing School, Morningside Presbyterian Church, 1411 N. Morningside Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306. Taught by Andy Ditzler and Jesse Karlsberg. Contact: Andy Ditzler, andy-at-andyditzler-dot-com.
May 15, 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/.
May 17, 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-con
May 17, 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
May 19, Sat., Mentone Rhododendron Festival Singing, St. Joseph's on the Mountain Episcopal Church, 21145 Scenic Hwy, Mentone, Alabama 35984 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central time. Info: Susan Cherones, TrueSu -at- aol.com, 706-859-1124.
May 20, 3rd Sun., 10:00am-3:00pm, Lower Cane Creek Church, 3.5 miles east of Heflin, AL on U.S. Hwy. 78. Directions: From east to west, turn right after mile marker 181. Church is located between mile marker 180 and 181.
May 20, 3rd Sun., Associated Note Singers, Macedonia Baptist Church, 267 Thornton Street, Atlanta, GA. 6:00 p.m. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
May 20, 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.
May 22, 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/
May 26, Sat. before 4th Sun., Mount Pisgah Singing Society, Stroud (Chambers County) AL. 9:00 a.m. (Central time). 14 miles north of Lafayette and 7 miles south of Roanoke on U.S. Hwy. 431 at Stroud. (Cooper Book).
May 26, Sat. before 4th Sun., 10th Annual Singing during Piccolo Spoleto Festival on Saturday 26 May 2018. The Tenth Annual Singing will again be on the second day of the Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival. The location will be the big and bright "Leisure Ministries Room" of the John Wesley United Methodist Church. The JWUMC is at 626 Savannah Highway which is 1 mile (2 minutes) from the Ashley River. The Schedule for the singing is a lesson for beginners at 9:30am, the first session from 10am until noon, pot-luck dinner from noon until 1 pm and the second session from 1 pm until 3 pm. New This Year -Singing on Sunday: We shall be singing from The Shenandoah Harmony on Sunday 27 May from 1 pm until about 3 pm ... or until our voices fail. The location for this second day will be the location of our monthly singings, the Wingard Room of the Circular Congregational Church. A dozen books will be available for loaning. Info: Stephen Jones at ss_jones -at- bellsouth -dot- net.
May 26, Sat., Christian Harmony Singing, Saint John's Historic Church, North Main Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina. 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Dinner on the grounds. The Christian Harmony (2010). Loaner books and books for purchase available.
May 27 Sun., Sacred Harp Singing, Saint John's Historic Church, North Main Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina. 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Dinner on the grounds. The Sacred Harp (1991) Loaner books and books for purchase available. Info: Jane Cannon, crvjanecannon at gmail dot com or (706) 410-0982 .
May 27, 4th Sun., United Note Singing, 2:00 p.m. Sweet Home Baptist Church, 280 Oak Street (Off Hwy 92), Hiram, GA, 30141. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
May 28, Mon., Memorial Day, Jack Smith Memorial singing, Oakhurst Baptist Church, 222 East Lake Drive, Decatur GA. Singing from 1991 Sacred Harp from 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., covered dish lunch. Info: Malinda Snow, (404) 892-6836, msnow -at- gsu –dot- edu, or John Plunkett, 470-230-5757, bildad12 -at- hotmail –dot- com
Coming up in June: 150th Session of the annual “June Singing” in Alpharetta - 2nd Sunday in June!!
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