Images from the Northern
Shenandoah All Day Singing
Singings are moving to second Saturdays
starting in February 2015.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 4-8 p.m.
Library at Blandy Farm/State
Arboretum; Boyce VA map ; some parking
available around the back (right side of
buildings); potluck at 6 pm. (no kitchen
use, bring prepared food)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Home of Sandy Johnston; 741
Lewisville Rd, Berryville VA map; from Rt 340 & Rt 7
bypass, go north 2 miles, take a left on Lewisville
Road (Rt 641), go 1.3 miles, driveway on left, come
around to the far side of the house to enter.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 4-8 p.m.
St. Mary's Parish Hall, Berryville
VA map; from Rt 340 and business
Rt 7, go one block east to left on Church St for 2
blocks; take a left at "T" onto Barnett St, go to
parking lot at end. Potluck at 6 pm.
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.
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.
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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