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The Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp and Shape Note Singers

Winter/Early Spring Schedule 2014

The Shenandoah Harmony is out! Visit the website for upcoming Shenandoah Harmony singing information!

The 25th Annual POTOMAC RIVER SACRED HARP SINGING, APRIL 4 & 5, 2014 at the Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike (route 193), Great Falls Virginia, this year featuring a full day of Shenandoah Harmony on Sunday! For full details, please see the official PRSHC Facebook page!

Saturday, January 4, 4-8 PM
            St. Mary's Episcopal Church parish hall,  Berryville VA (map). Potluck at 6 pm.
 Saturday, February 1, 4-8 PM
Bon Matin/Malucci's Bakery, 1 E. Main St, Berryville VA (map).  Potluck at 6 pm. (no kitchen available)

Saturday, March 1, 4-8 PM
Josephine St School Museum, 303 Josephine St. Berryville VA (map). Potluck at 6 pm. (no kitchen, bring prepared food)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the NSV DOUBLE ALL-DAY SINGING, this year featuring a full day of Shenandoah Harmony, in Purcellville and Harrisonburg, VA!
        Saturday, May 31- singing from The Sacred Harp, Goose Creek Meeting House, Purcellville VA (map)
        Sunday, June 1- singing from The Shenandoah Harmony, Cross Keys Ruritan Hall,  VA 5094 Battlefield Rd., Harrisonburg VA (map).
           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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