September 2021 Singings

Updated September 20, 2021

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Sept 2 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, 1st Thursday Monthly Singing, singing from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition and The Eclectic Harmony. Robinson Fellowship Hall, behind Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta GA 30307. Contact: David Brodeur, david -at- davidbrodeur -dot- com or Lisa Bennett, (404) 402-9562, AtlantaSinging -at- gmail -dot- com. CANCELLED FOR SEPTEMBER.

Sept 4. Sat before 1st Sunday, 10:00am - Georgian Harmony Singing, Roberta Civic Center, Roberta GA. 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 (an old wooden church with good acoustics), is located at 93 South Mathews Street, just south of the old part of the town, next to the recycling center. S Mathews St is one block east of Highway 341. Contact/info: Oscar McGuire . 478-955-6135 (text preferred) - Contact Oscar with any questions.

Sept 5, 1st Sunday, 10:00 am, Shiloh-Littlevine Singing, Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, south of Tallapoosa, GA CANCELLED FOR 2021.

Sept 5, 1st Sunday, 10:00 am, Haynes Creek Church, Gwinnett County, GA THIS SINGING HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY CANCELLED.

Sept 6, Monday, 9:30 am Central Time, Labor Day Singing - Shoal Creek Church, Talladega National Forest, near Edwardsville, AL. Dinner on the grounds at noon.. GPS: 33.775774, -85.564088 (note: cell coverage is weak/spotty)

Sept 11-12, 2nd Sunday and Saturday before, 9:30 am, United Sacred Harp Musical Association, Antioch Baptist Church, Ider, AL CANCELLED FOR 2021. (Antioch will plan to host in 2022.)

Sept 18, Saturday before 3rd Sunday, 10:00 am, Lee Rogers Memorial Singing at the home of John and Elsie Hollingsworth near Ila, GA. Christian Harmony (2010 Edition). Books will be available for loan and for sale. Dinner on the Grounds as normal. John Hollingsworth, 706-789-3916, john -at- billnet -dot- org.

Sept 19, 3rd Sunday, 10:00 am, B.F. White Memorial, (J.L. White) Sacred Harp Singing at Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, 3965 Glenwood Rd., Decatur, GA, just west of the intersection of Glenwood Rd and Columbia Drive in Decatur. Singing from the J.L. White 1911 edition of the Sacred Harp (loaner copies will be available). CANCELLED FOR 2021.

Sept 19, 3rd Sunday evening, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, 3rd Sunday evening, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, 3rd Sunday evening, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church, 1015 E Rock Springs Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Info: Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife -at- gmail -dot- com for additional information. WE WILL PLAN TO MEET OUTSIDE (weather permitting). Contact Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife -at- gmail -dot- com for additional information. CANCELLED FOR SEPTEMBER.

Sept 25 - Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. The event will be held, but the organizers have decided NOT to have the ‘Singing Tent’ set up for this year.

Sept 27, Fourth Sunday - Poplar Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Carroll County GA: 10am start. info: Cecil Roberts (contact info in minutes). Unaware of any particular plans for the singing other than they plan to hold it. In addition to Cecil this number is listed on the Poplar Springs Facebook page: (770) 845-0716

October preview:

The S. Georgia Convention (1st Sunday) and the Andrew’s Schoolhouse/Chapel singing (3rd Sunday) will be held at the Roberta Community Center. Details in the October email announcement.

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