Images from the Northern
Shenandoah All Day Singing
Singings are moving back to first Saturdays
starting in May 2015.
POTOMAC RIVER SACRED HARP SINGING CONVENTION:
SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
singing from the Sacred Harp, Sunday singing
from the Shenandoah Harmony! Location both
days: Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown
Pike (Route 193), Great Falls, VA map Midday dinner on
the grounds; bring a generous dish to share.
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 4-8 p.m.
School Museum, 303 Josephine St, Berryville VA map Potluck supper, picnic
style, no kitchen.
SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
All Day singing from the Sacred
Harp, Salem Church, 425 Salem Church Rd, Stephens
City VA map
SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
All Day singing from The Shenandoah
Harmony, Cross Keys Ruritan Hall, 5094 Battlefield
Rd, Harrisonburg VA map
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 5-7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 2709
Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton VA map Open call from The Sacred Harp, 1991
Denson edition, and The Shenandoah Harmony;
bring a snack to share (no nuts policy in
SATURDAY, JULY 4, 4-8
Museum, 303 Josephine St, Berryville VA map Potluck supper, picnic
style, no kitchen.
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.
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
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.
Webster's note: if you are on
Chesapeakeshapenotes, which serves the whole
Chesapeake Bay watershed area, you may not wish to
be on both lists, as John or Kelly also send their
announcements to "chessienotes". See below.
Singers meet 2nd Sundays 4 ~ 6 pm, and every
Thursday 7 ~ 9:30pm. Check web
River Sacred Harp Singers meet 4th Sundays 4 ~ 8
pm with a pot luck supper. Check web site or
at risingdove dot com.
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