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. Savannah Sacred Harp Singers (Georgia)
  6. Sacred Harp Singing in Texas
  7. Shiloh Sacred Harp Singers (Northwest Arkansas)
  8. Appalachian Association of Sacred Harp Singers (Kentucky)
  9. Harpeth Valley Sacred Harp Singers (Nashville)
  10. "Old Harp" Singing in East Tennessee
  11. Sacred Harp Singing in Chattanooga
  12. North Carolina Sacred Harp Singing
  13. Christian Harmony Singing (North Carolina)
  14. Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp and Shape Note (Virginia)
  15. Potomac River Sacred Harp Singers

Northeastern U.S.

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

Midwestern U.S.

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

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 Singers of Cork (Ireland)
  5. Sacred Harp Australia
  6. Sacred Harp Bremen (Germany)
  7. Sacred Harp Frankfurt (Germany)

Conventions and Singings

  1. Minnesota State Convention, September 24-25, 2016
  2. Texas State Convention, February 25-26, 2017
  3. Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Convention, March 11-12, 2017
  4. Oxford, Mississippi Singing, March 12, 2017
  5. Potomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention, April 1-2, 2017
  6. National Sacred Harp Singing Convention, June 15-17, 2017
  7. Southwest Texas Convention, April 29-30, 2017
  8. United Kingdom Sacred Harp Convention, September 16-17, 2017
  9. East Texas Convention, August 12-13, 2017
  10. Southwest Texas Convention, October 28-29, 2017

Special Events and Publicity

  1. Music takes a sacred shape by Simon Jones (The Church Times, December 2012)
  2. Shout and Sing the Good Old Way by Kate Kiefer, Paste Magazine (2008)
  3. Sacred Harp Singing Going Strong (Michael Huebner, 2008)
  4. Unity Through Voice, by Carmen Sisson, Christian Science Monitor (2008)
  5. Sacred Harp Singers (QuickTime photo essay, 2008)
  6. Give Me That Old Time Singing, Time (2008)
  7. Denson Brothers, Encyclopedia of Alabama
  8. Concerts By (and For) Singers, New York Times (2007)
  9. The Sacred Harp (The New Georgia Encyclopedia, 2005)
  10. Sacred Harp at Wikipedia
  11. Preserving the Sacred Harp Tradition (NPR, 2003)
  12. Sacred Harp: The Osgood File (American Communications Foundation, 2001)
  13. Sacred Harp Singing (Mississippi Arts Commission, 1999)
  14. Shaped note singing featured on Minnesota Public Radio(1996)
  15. The Denson Brothers (Alabama Music Hall of Fame)
  16. Shaped Notes (seven-shape method)
--Warren Steel (mudws@olemiss.edu)

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