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The Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp and Shape Note Singers

Late Summer-Fall Schedule 2014
The Shenandoah Harmony is out! Visit the website for upcoming Shenandoah Harmony singing information!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 7-9 p.m.
            Informal singing from Shenandoah Harmony and Songs of Zion at the delRe farm. Contact John or Kelly for more information at (540) 955-2660 or jdelre at visuallink dot com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
            Harmonia Sacra singing, Hamburg historic log church; potluck at noon. (picnic style; no kitchen, bring prepared food); west of Luray in Page County VA (1 hour south of Boyce; we will carpool)

            Shepherds Ford, 19 Shepherds Ford Lane, Bluemont Va. 20135 map; new venue for us right on Shenandoah River 4 miles south of Rt 7 on Rt 606 (slight left at 3.9 miles to stay on Rt 606; park in grassy area); potluck at 6 pm. (no kitchen use, bring prepared food)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
            All Day Singing from the Shenandoah Harmony! Church of St Monica and St. James, 222 8th St NE Washington DC map (near Capitol Hill area), ; potluck at noon (no kitchen, bring prepared food) social to follow

            All Day Singing from the Shenandoah Harmony! Library at Blandy Farm/State Arboretum; Boyce VA map ; potluck at 6 pm. (no kitchen use, bring prepared food)

And don't forget...

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
            Rivanna River All Day Singingfrom Sacred Harp and Shenandoah Harmony, Jefferson Memorial Church, 717 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903; for home hospitality & questions, contact Diane Ober 434 296 9124 or mdwo at comcast dot net; or John Alexander 434 296 9124 or john at virginia dot edu; potluck dinner on the grounds

           Millwood Community Center, where we often sing, is fundraising to help continue to operate the building. If you feel so moved, consider making a donation: Goodwill Association, PO Box 204, Millwood, VA 22646.
Images from the Northern Shenandoah All Day Singing
2008             2007
            Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp and Shape Note Singers meet (generally, but not always) on the first Saturday of the month (excluding April, August, and December) to sing from the Sacred Harp and the Shenandoah Harmony. We sing the first session from the Sacred Harp, the second session from the Shenandoah Harmony, and the third session from either book.

Shape-note singing is a non-denominational community, musical, and spiritual event emphasizing participation, not performance. The music is sung a cappella without harps or any other musical instrument. The music is printed in "patent notes" wherein the shape of the note head indicates the syllables FA, SOL, LA, and MI. The book includes psalm tunes, fuging tunes, and anthems, as well as Scotch Irish folk songs and revival hymns. Books are available for sale. All are welcome, no experience necessary!

For more information, visit our website. Call John or Kelly for more information at (540) 955-2660. Send us your email address if you would like to be put on our electronic mailing list; to jdelre at visuallink dot com. Or let us know if you would like to be removed from the list.
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            Baltimore Area Singers meet 2nd Sundays 4 ~ 6 pm, and every Thursday 7 ~ 9:30pm. Check web site.
            Potomac River Sacred Harp Singers meet 4th Sundays 4 ~ 8 pm with a pot luck supper. Check web site or email miriam at risingdove dot com.
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