Regional Singings and Conventions

Several singers maintain information on the World Wide Web about Sacred Harp and other shaped-note singings in their area. The following resources are available on regional activities. A few singing conventions also have Web pages. Also included are links to special features on Sacred Harp singing in the media and on the Web.

Regional Singing

Southern U.S.

  1. Sacred Harp Singings in Alabama
  2. All-Day Singings in Mississippi
  3. Sweetwater Shapenote Singers (Central Florida)
  4. Sacred Harp Singing in Georgia
  5. Sacred Harp Singing in Texas
  6. Appalachian Association of Sacred Harp Singers (Kentucky)
  7. Harpeth Valley Sacred Harp Singers (Nashville)
  8. "Old Harp" Singing in East Tennessee
  9. Sacred Harp Singing in Chattanooga
  10. North Carolina Sacred Harp Singing
  11. Christian Harmony Singing (North Carolina)
  12. Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp and Shape Note (Virginia)
  13. Richmond (Virginia) Sacred Harp Singers
  14. Potomac River Sacred Harp Singers
  15. Baltimore Shape Note Singing

Northeastern U.S.

  1. Garden State Sacred Harp Singing (New Jersey)
  2. Princeton Sacred Harp (New Jersey)
  3. Pennsylvania Sacred Harp
  4. State College Sacred Harp (Central Pennsylvania)
  5. New York City Sacred Harp
  6. LITMA Sacred Harp Singing, Long Island, New York
  7. Boston Connexion Sacred Harp Singers
  8. Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Community
  9. Regular New England Singings
  10. Rhode Island Sacred Harp Singing

Midwestern U.S.

  1. Minneapolis-St. Paul Shape Note Singing
  2. Sacred Harp Iowa
  3. Kaw Valley Shape Note Singing Association (Kansas)
  4. St. Louis Shape Note Singers (Missouri)
  5. Columbia Shape Note Singers (Missouri)
  6. Sacred Harp Singing in Downstate Illinois
  7. Chicago Sacred Harp
  8. Michigan and Northern Indiana Singings
  9. Bloomington Shape Note (Indiana)
  10. Sacred Harp Singing in Ohio
  11. Dayton Sacred Harp (Ohio)

Western U.S.

  1. San Diego FaSoLa (California)
  2. Sacred Harp Singing in Los Angeles
  3. Bay Area Sacred Harp (California)
  4. Pacific Northwest Sacred Harp Singers
  5. Portland (Oregon) Sacred Harp Singing
  6. Rocky Mountain Shapenote Singers
  7. Utah Sacred harp Singing

Outside the U.S.

  1. United Kingdom Sacred Harp and Shape Note Singing
  2. London Sacred Harp
  3. Newcastle Sacred Harp Singing, England
  4. Sacred Harp Bremen, Germany

Conventions and Singings

  1. Texas State Convention, January 17-18, 2015
  2. Ohio State Convention, February 28-March 1, 2015
  3. Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Convention, March 7-8, 2015
  4. Oxford, Mississippi Singing, March 8, 2015
  5. Southwest Texas Convention, March 28-29, 2015
  6. Potomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention, April 11-12, 2015
  7. National Sacred Harp Singing Convention, June 18-20, 2015
  8. East Texas Convention, August 8-9, 2015
  9. Southwest Texas Convention, August 29-30, 2015
  10. Young Peoples Sacred Harp Convention, August 29, 2015
  11. United Sacred Harp Musical Association, September 12-13, 2015
  12. United Kingdom Sacred Harp Convention, September 19-20, 2015
  13. Minnesota State Convention, September 26-27, 2015
  14. New England Convention, October 3-4, 2015

Special Events and Publicity

  1. Music takes a sacred shape by Simon Jones (The Church Times, December 2012)
  2. Sacred Harp singers keep tradition alive by Brian Anderson (Anniston Star, September 2011)
  3. U of M students revive, embrace by Cathryn Stout (Memphis Commercial Appeal, May 2010)
  4. Shout and Sing the Good Old Way by Kate Kiefer, Paste Magazine (2008)
  5. Sacred Harp Singing Going Strong (Michael Huebner, 2008)
  6. Unity Through Voice, by Carmen Sisson, Christian Science Monitor (2008)
  7. Sacred Harp Singers (QuickTime photo essay, 2008)
  8. Give Me That Old Time Singing, Time (2008)
  9. Denson Brothers, Encyclopedia of Alabama
  10. Concerts By (and For) Singers, New York Times (2007)
  11. Sacred Harp (Voice of America, 2005)
  12. The Sacred Harp (The New Georgia Encyclopedia, 2005)
  13. Sacred Harp at Wikipedia
  14. Preserving the Sacred Harp Tradition (NPR, 2003)
  15. "Judge Jackson and The Colored Sacred Harp," by Joe Dan Boyd (Alabama Folklife Association)
  16. Sacred Harp Music in Handbook of Texas Online
  17. Sacred Harp: The Osgood File (American Communications Foundation, 2001)
  18. "Sacred Harp singing survives" (Associated Press, 2000)
  19. William Billings Bicentennial (2000)
  20. Sacred Harp Singing (Mississippi Arts Commission, 1999)
  21. Shouts of Sacred Joy, by Laura Clawson (1997)
  22. Shaped note singing featured on Minnesota Public Radio(1996)
  23. The Denson Brothers (Alabama Music Hall of Fame)
  24. Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers (Hank Willett, 1983)
  25. Shaped Notes (seven-shape method)
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