of May 2015, singings are usually on first
Saturdays, but this can vary so be sure to check
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016, 4-8 p.m.
Josephine School Community
Museum, 303 Josephine Street, Berryville, VA
Potluck supper, picnic style (no kitchen)
No singing in August.
For more information, visit
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.
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!
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
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.
Baltimore Area 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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