3. Singing Schedules, Websites, Facebook Pages, and Newsletters

National/International Singing Schedules, Newsletters, and Facebook Pages on the Web:

The Sacred Harp Singing website, by Warren Steel at the University of Mississippi Department of Music, has updated singing schedules:

[NEW] Shapenotesingings.com: Annual and Regular Singings compiled by Jeremiah Ledbetter. Responding to a need for an online table of singings from various tunebooks with the latest up-to-date information, Mr. Ledbetter has created wonderful and highly useful Excel-based tables of annual and regular singings throughout the world. The fields (columns) in the Annual Singing table include country, state, city, tunebook, generic dates, actual dates of upcoming singings, and singing name. One can sort a given column to quickly find singings with one's parameters of interest. At the right of each singing entry is an Info box with details about contact information, venue address, website, and a Google map of the location. The Regular Local Singings table is similar but with fewer sortable fields. Singings from the following tunebooks are listed: The Sacred Harp 1991 Edition, The Sacred Harp Revised Cooper Edition, the J.L. White edition, Christian Harmony 2010 Edition, Christian Harmony 2015 Folk Heritage Edition, Colored Sacred Harp, The Georgian Harmony, The Missouri Harmony 2005 Edition, New Harp of Columbia, The Shenandoah Harmony, The Social Harp, and Southern Harmony. The information about singings comes from various sources including the Sacred Harp Friends Facebook page and submissions by singing organizers. Importantly, any changes in singing information such as cancellation or venue change should be submitted promptly using the online form.

Schedules of singings in UK, Ireland, Europe, and Pacific on the UK Sacred Harp website. Although labeled "UK Sacred Harp Calendar" this useful calendar has a much broader scope, listing details of all-day singings during the next 12 months and local singings throughout the British Isles, Europe, and the Pacific The website is described as still under development.

The Sacred Harp Book Co. website has a calendar of Cooper Book singings in the southeastern U.S. Singing venues (often churches) are listed with addresses and GPS coordinates linked to Google Maps that pinpoint the locations.

Christian Harmony Website now for both editions, maintained by Mary Baumeister and others. Information, schedules, and minutes of singings from both the 1873 Walker edition of Christian Harmony in western North Carolina and the Christian Harmony 2010 Edition elsewhere. There is also sections presenting recipes, minutes of singings, and ordering information for tunebooks.

The Harmonia Sacra Society website. Schedules of singings from The Harmonia Sacra in Virginia are listed.

Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter edited by Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg and Nathan Rees. This online newsletter was started in 2012 by Mr. Karlsberg, vice-president of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company, the publisher of the 1991 Edition. It features articles and reports of national and international interest about Sacred Harp singing and singers. It was initially published two or three times per year, but publication paused in 2017.

The Sacred Harp Publishing Company's Facebook page.

Sacred Harp Friends Facebook Group. This group is open to Facebook users who are Sacred Harp singers and close friends of singers. It is both an announcement forum and a discussion forum, particularly when photos and videos are featured. It has become the premier place to post announcements of singings and conventions, and on a more somber note, illnesses, deaths, and funerals of singers. Musicological issues are also discussed. A very active group with around 3800 members as of August 2023.

Youth of Sacred Harp Facebook Group. The description states, "This page is for the use of posting singings and interacting with other young adults in the world-wide Sacred Harp Community." The membership seems to be mainly young adults rather than younger youth.

Dinner on the Grounds Facebook Group. A large group devoted to the sharing of recipes and cooking tips for potluck meals at Sacred Harp and other shape-note singings and conventions.

Shenandoah Harmony Facebook Page. Announcements and information about the Shenandoah Harmony tunebook.

Christian Harmony 1873 Facebook Page

Harmonia Sacra Singers Facebook Group

The Colored Sacred Harp by Judge Jackson Facebook Page has postings about singings from this tunebook and related activities.

The African American Shape Note Singing Project Facebook Group by Chiquita and Benny Walls. Ms. Walls teaches American history at Rust College in Holly Spring, MS. She is an authority on Mississippi's African American shape-note tradition, as described in an article she wrote in 1999. She and her late husband Benny Walls began the African American Shape Note Singing Project Facebook page to foster the African-American shapenote singing tradition which includes Sacred Harp, Christian Harmony, and seven-shape Gospel-style music.

New Harmony Facebook Group. This private group is a place for Sacred Harp and other shape note-style composers to be able to have song-writing discussions, post songs, and get feedback on the songs. Only members of the group can see who is in the group and what they post.

Schedules of Sacred Harp Singings Found in Minutes Books:

(Also listed in the Books/Articles chapter)

Sacred Harp Singings: Minutes and Directory, produced annually by the Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association. An indispensable annual book for singers desiring to network, travel, and sing from The Sacred Harp (1991 Edition) in major singings throughout the U.S. The professionally designed and printed softbound book contains (1) schedules and locations of annual Sacred Harp singings and conventions for the current year, listed by date, (2) a schedule of local periodic singings with contact names and addresses, listed by state and city, (3) minutes of the previous year's annual singings listing the songs sung (by page number) and the leader for each song, (4) information about prominent, lifelong, but now deceased Sacred Harp singers, and (5) names of individuals who died during the previous year and who were remembered at Memorial Lessons reported in the minutes. The book is oriented toward singings from the 1991 ("Denson") Edition of The Sacred Harp, but in recent years it has included a number of major singings from the Cooper Edition of The Sacred Harp and other tunebooks such as Shenandoah Harmony, Southern Harmony, and Norumbega Harmony. Starting in 2021, Minutes book can be ordered on Amazon in the US and internationally, Barnes and Noble in many locales, as well as many other online booksellers (search for: Sacred Harp Minutes or Sacred Harp Singing Minutes). The ISBN for the 2021-22 book is 978-0-578-34470-6. Shipping may be free for loyalty members of Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The US price for the 2022-2023 book is $9.00 plus tax and shipping. The 2022-2023 book is shorter than usual because of cancellations necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In future years, the book price is estimated to be $10.00 plus tax and shipping.

"Singings This Week" e-mailed announcements. David Ivey, for the Minutes Book Committee, e-mails weekly announcements of singings to take place during the coming weekend. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, e-mails were sent to subscribers of the Fasola-Singings Google Group (described in chapter 4). Most but not all of the listed singings use The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. The source of information is the directory section of the minutes book described immediately above.

Minutes of Sacred Harp Cooper Books Singing Convention[s] This annual pamphlet compiled by Audrey Barfield provides minutes of many of the annual Cooper book singings in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. There is also a calendar of most of the annual Cooper book singings for Alabama and Florida, as well as some information on the Cooper Book, photographs of officers of the Sacred Harp Book Co. and of deceased singers. It is available from Aubrey Barfield, 1469 Cypress, Niceville, FL 32578 for $3.00 per copy postpaid. (For Cooper book singings in Texas, see the Schedule of Sacred Harp Singings in Texas webpage.)

Regional Websites, Facebook Pages, and Newsletters:

Note on Facebook Pages: Many Sacred Harp and shape-note singing communities now maintain interactive Facebook pages in addition to, or instead of, traditional websites. A login to a Facebook account is required to see the content of most Facebook pages. Organizers of singing groups should be aware and appreciative of the fact that some singers refuse to join Facebook out of valid privacy and security concerns. Thus, it is important to announce singings by e-mail lists and websites as well as Facebook. The list below includes Facebook groups (public and closed) and announcement pages without attempting to be complete. Facebook pages for collegiate singing groups are generally not listed. Traditional websites and Facebook pages are listed together by region. Some of the traditional websites listed below appear to be out of date but are still listed, as they may contain useful information. NOTE: Some singing groups listed below may be inactive -- temporarily or permanently -- because of the Covid-19 pandemic and other reasons.

A. Southern and South Central United States

A1. Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Florida

Sacred Harp Singing in Georgia is the Atlanta-area Sacred Harp singers' guide to shape note singings throughout Georgia. It lists monthly and annual singings and special events, as well as information and resource links. The directory of Annual Singings in Georgia and northeastern Alabama, developed by Debora Grosse, has links that bring up Google maps showing the precise singing locations, which are also plotted on a broader, zoomable regional map. The extensive monthly schedule of singings in Georgia can be sent to subscribers by e-mail, as explained on the webpage. The website also provides a novel schedule of Note Singing in Georgia, an African-American seven-shapenote gospel singing tradition.

Atlanta [GA] Sacred Harp Facebook Page. This is a community page with announcements by the administrator.

Sacred Harp Atlanta Facebook Group

Athens [GA] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Hoboken [GA] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Savannah [GA] Sacred Harp Singers website.

Valdosta [GA] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Singings in Alabama. This website created by Karen Freund in consultation with David Ivey presents schedules of annual and regular local singings in Alabama (both 1991/"Denson" and Cooper editions), information on Camp Fasola, and the Alabama State Sacred Harp Musical Convention. There is other interesting material, including video and audio recordings.

Alabama Sacred Harp Facebook Page

Crenshaw County [AL] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Camp Fasola [AL] Facebook Page. Camp Fasola is described in Chapter 10. Videos of the some informative teaching sessions in 2023 can be viewed on this page.

Sacred Harp Singing - Salem UMC, Cedar Bluff, AL Facebook Group

Shiloh Sacred Harp Singers of Northwest Arkansas. This webpage describes the Sacred Harp singing activities in Springdale, Arkansas.

Arkansas Sacred Harp Facebook Page

Mississippi Singing Schedule. This list, which includes Sacred Harp and Christian Harmony singings, is maintained by Professor Warren Steel of the University of Mississippi.

Mississippi Sacred Harp Convention Facebook Group, with information about all aspects of shape-note singing in Mississippi.

New Orleans Shapenote Facebook Group

Tallahassee Sacred Harp Facebook Page

Jacksonville Sacred Harp Singers Facebook Group

Pensacola Sacred Harp Facebook Page

Orlando (FL) Sacred Harp Facebook group.

A2. Tennessee and Kentucky

Nashville Sacred Harp Facebook Page

Sacred Harp Singing [in Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN] Information about singings in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tennessee, maintained by John Lamb.

Chattanooga Sacred Harp Facebook Page

Memphis Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Collegedale [TN] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Harpeth Valley Sacred Harp Singers. This site contains information about Sacred Harp singing activities in Tennessee, particularly in the Nashville area.

Old Harp: The New Harp of Columbia Newsletter, founded by the late Larry Olszewski, now edited by Ann Strange, Lois Luebke, and Tina Becker. This is the only newsletter covering New Harp of Columbia singings (primarily in east Tennessee). It contains singing schedules, interesting articles, photographs, and information about recordings. It is published and professionally printed once a year, at the end of January. The ISSN is 1546-038X. Its subscription price is currently under review, but the editors will accept donations by mail. Make checks payable to "Old Harp" and mail them to Old Harp Newsletter, 307 E. Lake Forest Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. This newsletter is also available as a PDF on the Old Harp Singing Web site (described immediately below).

Old Harp Singing in East Tennessee/ New Harp of Columbia Shape Note Singers, maintained by Chris Stoddart. This webpage is an introduction to New Harp of Columbia singing and has a detailed calendar of upcoming singings with contact information, as well as links to the on-line latest issue of Old Harp: The New Harp of Columbia Newsletter. There is also a Listserv for New Harp of Columbia singers and supporters. Contact Chris Stoddart for more information.

Old Fields Singers [TN] and Old Fields Singers Facebook Group provide information about singings from The Christian Harmony in Johnson City, TN.

Ohio Valley [KY] Shapes, provides information about singings and major events in Louisville, KY and southern Indiana.

Ohio Valley Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

Kentuckiana (Louisville, KY) Sacred Harp Singing Facebook Group

Letcher County KY Shape Note Singing Facebook Group. Singings take place in Whitesburg and Neon, KY.

A3. The Carolinas

Appalachian Association of Sacred Harp Singers by Raphael Finkel. This webpage provides schedules of singings from The Sacred Harp and The Southern Harmony in and near Lexington, Kentucky. It also provides general information about the Association.

North Carolina Shape-Note contains information about periodic singings and the annual North Carolina Convention.

Charlotte [NC] Sacred Harp Singers

Charlotte (NC) Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Asheville [NC] Christian Harmony and Sacred Harp Singers Facebook Page

North Asheville [NC] Shape Note and Gospel Sing Facebook Group

Triangle [NC] Shape Note Facebook Group. Information about singings and conventions in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC.

Wilmington [NC] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Camp DoReMi, Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland NC Facebook Group

Lowcountry [SC] Sacred Harp. Information about singings in Charleston, SC.

A4. Texas and Oklahoma

Sacred Harp Singing in Texas website maintained by Gaylon L. Powell of Austin. This site includes schedules of annual and monthly singings in Texas from the Cooper and 1991 Revisions of The Sacred Harp, essays by Mr. Powell and others describing the music and its appeal, biographical sketches of B. F. White and several composers and authors of tunes and texts in The Sacred Harp, and the online version of the Texas Sacred Harp Newsletter, described immediately above.

Texas Sacred Harp Singers Facebook Group

East Texas Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Dallas Sacred Harp Facebook Group. Sacred Harp singing and events in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.

Austin Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Houston Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Buda, Texas Christian Harmony Facebook Group

Tulsa [OK] Friends of Sacred Harp Singing Facebook Group

A5. District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia

Shape Note Singing in DC. Information about most but not all Washington, DC-area singings. These singings focus on The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition and The Shenandoah Harmony.

Washington, DC area: Information about the annual Potomac River Shape-Note Singing Convention is usually found on a Folklore Society of Greater Washington webpage and a webpage of Steven Sabol.

DC Shape-Note Singers Facebook Group. Information about Washington, DC-area singings, particularly one held monthly on Capitol Hill.

[NEW] Baltimore Shape Note Singing website.

Baltimore Shape Note Singing Facebook Group

Northern Shenandoah Valley [VA] Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

Charlottesville [VA] Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

Richmond [VA] Shape Note Singers Facebook Page. Schedules of singings in Richmond, discussion and information about the annual James River Sacred Harp Convention.

Floyd [VA] Shape Note Facebook Group. Information about singing in southwestern Virginia.

B. Northeast United States

B1. Mid-Atlantic (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York)

Pennsylvania Sacred Harp announces singings throughout Pennsylvania, a state that has been enjoying a flurry of new local singings in recent years.

philadelphia FaSoLa. Information about singings in eastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Exeter, Brandywine, and Lancaster. Also information about the annual Keystone Convention.

Philadelphia Sacred Harp Facebook Group

State College [PA] Sacred Harp, maintained by Hal Kunkel. Information about singings in or near State College, PA.

State College [PA] Sacred Harp Singings Facebook Group

Lancaster [PA] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Lehigh Valley [PA] Shape Note Singers Facebook Page

Endless Mountains [PA] Shapenote Singers The Folklore Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania sponsors a group of Sacred Harp singers but does not specify on its website precisely where they meet in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Sacred Harp Princeton [NJ]. Information about singings in the Princeton and Lawrenceville area of New Jersey.

Sacred Harp of Central New Jersey Facebook Group

New York City Sacred Harp is a portal for information about the regular singings taking place in multiple locations of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Upper Montclair, NJ, as well as the annual All-day Singing.

Lower East Side [of Manhattan] Shape Note Sing.. This page announces singings in the Lower East Side as well as other singings in the New York City area.

Sacred Harp in Brooklyn. This page gives contact information about regular singings (originally founded by Joe Beasley).

NYC Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Albany [NY] Sacred Harp. This website covers Sacred Harp activities throughout upstate New York (not only Albany) and also touches on more distant singings in New York and Connecticut.

Catskills [NY] Sacred Harp Musical Association

Ithaca [NY] Shape Note Facebook Group

Buffalo Sacred Harp Shape Note Facebook Group

Syracuse Sacred Harp

B2. New England

Weekly and Monthly New England Area Singings. This page from the Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Convention website lists singings and contact persons for all of New England (including Maine) as well as New York and New Jersey.

BostonSing.org Shape Note Resources maintained by Robert Stoddard. This site has information about and schedules of singings in the entire Boston and New England areas. It also has an archive of audio mp3 recordings made by Mr. Stoddard at recent Sacred Harp and shape-note singings (see chapter 4).

Boston Sacred Harp

Boston Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Salem [MA] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Boston area: Singings sponsored by Norumbega Harmony in Newton, MA. Site is maintained by Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner.

Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Community, Inc.. Schedules of singing activities in Northampton and Amherst, MA, and in Providence, RI, as well as information about the Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Convention and Pioneer Valley All-Day Singing.

Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Community Facebook Page

English West Gallery Music workshops in the Boston area. Sacred Harp and Gallery music singer and composer Bruce Randall holds monthly workshops in English parish church music which stylistically influenced 17th and 18th-century New England tunesmiths.

Maine Shape Note Singing Facebook Group

Portland Maine Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Bangor [ME] Shape Note Facebook Group

Downeast [ME] Shape Note Singing Facebook Page, pertaining to singing in Washington County, Maine.

Vermont Shape Note Singers. Information about local and annual singings in Vermont.

Shape Note Singing Communities of Vermont Facebook Page

Brattleboro [VT] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Village Harmony Facebook Page. Village Harmony is the umbrella organization, based in Marshfield, VT, for a diverse range of choral, world music and harmony singing camps, workshops and performing ensembles. (See chapter on Recordings by Performing Groups)

New Hampshire Sacred Harp Singing Facebook Group

North Country [NH] Shape Note Singing Facebook Group. Information about singing in the Berlin, NH area.

Rhode Island Sacred Harp Singing presents a calendar of singings in Rhode Island, contact information, and information about the All-Day Rhode Island singing. There is also a useful FAQ page.

Providence [RI] Shape-Note Singing Facebook Page.

Yale-New Haven [CT] Regular Singing

New Haven [CT] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Middletown [CT] Sacred Harp Singing Facebook Group

C. Midwest United States

C1. East of Mississippi River

Sacred Harp Singing in Ohio. Singing activities throughout Ohio are features, as well as the annual Ohio State Sacred Harp Convention.

Cincinnati Sacred Harp Singing, maintained by John Bealle.

Cincinnati Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Cleveland Sacred Harp Facebook Page announces singings in northeast Ohio and posts discussion among group members.

Columbus [OH] Shape-Note Singing provides Sacred Harp singing schedules in the Columbus area.

Columbus [OH] Sacred Harp Singers Facebook Group

Dayton [OH] Sacred Harp Singing.

Dayton Area Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Bloomington [IN] Sacred Harp.

Bloomington [IN] Shape Notes Facebook Group

Indy (Indianapolis, IN) Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Kokomo [IN] Sacred Harp Facebook Page

FaSoLaMichigan.org, A website providing information on singings in Lansing/East Lansing, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, and Detroit, Michigan. There is also a discussion forum.

Sacred Harp Detroit. This site is currently down but is still cited on the Sacred Harp Detroit Facebook Page (see below).

Sacred Harp Detroit Facebook Page

Kalamazoo [MI] Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

Mid-Michigan Shape Note Singers Facebook Group. Information about singing in the East Lansing, MI area.

Singing Sacred Harp in Chicago, lists singings and major events in the Chicago area.

Chicago Sacred Harp Singing Facebook Page

Central Illinois Sacred Harp Facebook Page. Announcements of singings in the Urbana area.

C2. West of Mississippi River

Shape Note Singing in the Twin Cities [Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN] provides information about singing, generally from The Sacred Harp, in the Twin Cities area. There is also information on the annual Minnesota State Sacred Harp Convention.

[NEW] "Sacred Harp: Shape-Note Singing in Minnesota" is a 21-minute instructional video produced in 2017 and featuring small-group and convention singing, along with commentary by local singers.

Twin Cities Sacred Harp Facebook Group.

Rochester [MN] Area Shape Note Singing Facebook Group

Duluth [MN] Shape Note Singing Facebook Group

Northfield [MN] Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Singing in Iowa Facebook Group

Omaha Shape-Note Singers

Omaha Shape Note Singers Facebook Group.

Kaw Valley Shape Note Singing Association webpage (Northeast Kansas) maintained by Brad Levy of Lawrence, Kansas, lists schedules of singings in Kansas and northwest Missouri.

Kaw Valley [KS] Shape Note Singing Facebook Group

St. Louis Shape Note Singers. Articles, photographs, and singing schedules for singings in and near St. Louis, Hannibal/Bowling Green, and Columbia, Missouri.

St. Louis Shape Note Singers! Facebook Group

Columbia [MO] Shape-Note Singers Articles and singing schedules and contact information for Columbia, Missouri.

Columbia [MO] Shape-Note Singers Facebook Page

Shape Note Singers of Springfield [MO] Facebook Group

D. Western United States

D1. Mountain states

Phoenix Fasola

Tucson [AZ] Fasola. Information about singings in Arizona and New Mexico.

Tucson [AZ] Sacred Harp Singers Facebook Group

New Mexico Shapenote Singers Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Colorado.

Colorado Sacred Harp (COSH) Facebook Group

Utah Sacred Harp Singing lists singing schedules for the Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah areas.

Utah Sacred Harp Facebook Group

D2. Far West (Pacific states)

[San Francisco] Bay Area Sacred Harp. Information about singings in the Bay area including San Francisco, Palo Alto, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and other areas of Northern California.

Bay Area Sacred Harp (BASH) Facebook Group

Alameda [CA] Area Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Davis [CA] Area Sacred Harp (DASH) Facebook Group.

Fasola L.A.: Shape Note Singing in Los Angeles. This website lists singing schedules in the Los Angeles area as well as contact information and fasola singing events throughout southern California.

Los Angeles Area Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Singing in Culver City [CA]

SDFaSoLa.org (San Diego) website.

Pacific Northwest Sacred Harp Singers website maintained by Karen Willard. Information about singings in Washington state and Oregon. There also useful sections of short articles suitable as flyers and handouts at singings. Titles include "Beginner's Guide," "What's Going On Here," "Do You Have a Vocal Identity Crisis?" (by Lisa Grayson), FAQ from the Texas Sacred Harp Singers, an essay on accidentals by Ananias Davisson, "How To Find the 6th in Minor Songs," etc. Newly added sections of great interest include Miss Grace Notes advice column from the Chicago Sacred Harp Newsletter, a humorous and updated essay from the early 1990s entitled "Natural History of a Sacred Harp Zealot," additional verses, and song scores.

Seattle [WA] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Tacoma [WA] Sacred Harp Singers Facebook Group

Olympia [WA] Shape Note Facebook Group

Lewis County [WA] Sacred Harp Facebook Group, with information about singings in the Morton, WA area.

Portland [OR] Sacred Harp. Information about monthly singings and the annual Sacred Harp Convention in Portland Oregon. The site is currently down, but it is still cited on the Portland Sacred Harp Facebook Group.

Portland [OR] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Eugene [OR] Sacred Harp Singers. Announcements and news about Sacred Harp singing in Eugene, Oregon.

Corvallis Area ([OR] Sacred Harp Music. Information about singing in the Corvallis area and the central Willamette valley of Oregon (between Portland and Eugene).

Sacred Harp Alaska website. Information about singings in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Sitka, and elsewhere. This website is down but is still cited on the Sacred Harp Alaska Facebook Page (see below).

Sacred Harp Alaska Facebook Page

Juneau Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Honolulu (HI) Sacred Harp Facebook Group

E. Canada

Toronto Shape Note

Toronto Shape Note Singing Community Facebook Group

Montréal Sacred Harp Singers Facebook Group

Shelter Valley [Ontario] Shape-Note Singers. Information about singing in Northumberland County, Ontario. This website is down but is still cited on the associated Facebook Page (see below).

Shelter Valley [Ontario] Shape-Note Singers Facebook Group

Vancouver [BC] Sacred Harp

Vancouver BC Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Victoria [BC] Sacred Harp

St. John's [Newfoundland and Labrador] Sacred Harp Singers Group

Peg City FaSoLa [Winnepeg] Facebook Group

F. United Kingdom and Ireland

United Kingdom Sacred Harp and Shapenote Singing. The site features calendars of all-day and local singings on the front pages. The original site with much useful information,compiled by Edwin Macadam and Sheila Girling Smith, was archived on January 11, 2020 and is still accessible.

UK Sacred Harp Facebook Group

UK Sacred Harp Recipes Facebook Group

London Sacred Harp Singing

London Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Newcastle Sacred Harp

Tyneside [Newcastle] Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

Leeds Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Manchester Sacred Harp Singing Facebook Page

Oxford Sacred Harp Singing

Oxford Sacred Harp Singing Facebook Page

Cambridge [UK] Sacred Harp Singers Facebook Group

Brighton Shape Note Singing

Brighton Shape Note Singing Facebook Group

Norwich Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Bristol Sacred Harp has information about singings in Bristol and Gwehelog (Wales).

Bristol Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Sheffield and South Yorkshire Sacred Harp

Sheffield and South Yorkshire Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Colchester [Essex] Shape Note Facebook Group

York [UK] Shape Note Singing Facebook Group

Scarborough [North Yorkshire] Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Birmingham [UK] Sacred Harp Facebook Group. This site is currently down, but it is listed here in case it is revived.

Winchester [UK] Shape Note Singing Facebook Group

Shropshire Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Shapenote Scotland

Shapenote Scotland Facebook Group

Belfast Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Singers of Dublin

Sacred Harp Singers of Dublin Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Singers of Cork. The Cork Sacred Harp Bandcamp site has many streaming and downloadable audio files of most songs sung at every Ireland Convention from the first in 2011 through the tenth in 2020.

Sacred Harp Singers of Cork Facebook Group

Galway [Ireland] Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

G. Continental Europe

Sacred Harp in Europe Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Amsterdam

Sacred Harp Amsterdam Facebook Page

Sacred Harp Paris! Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Auvergne [France]. This website, mostly in French with some English, describes singing activities in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne region, France. It contains a highly useful reference: Under the heading "Les Chants du Denson 1991" are links to YouTube videos and audio files of nearly every song in The Sacred Harp 1991 Edition, recorded at many different singings in the U.S. and Europe.

Sacred Harp Auvergne Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Germany

Sacred Harp Germany Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Bremen [Germany] This website mostly in the German language has a remarkable teaching resource: Under the heading Lieder (songs), there are links to computer-generated audio files for each voice part of each song in The Sacred Harp 1991 Edition, as well as some songs from other tunebooks (under "Andere"). One can listen separately to each voice part (treble (Sopran), treble an octave lower, alto, tenor, bass) and all four (or three) parts together, with words (in English) of the first verse sung by a computer with a bit of a British accent). An image of the score of the featured song is below the buttons for the audio files. For some songs, there are also links to YouTube videos of the featured song sung by real people at various singings. A companion website features similar audio files of voice parts of each song in the Christian Harmony (2010 edition).

"Shape, Rattle, and Roll: Sacred Harp in Bremen" [Germany]. This 67-minute documentary describes the formation and early years of the Sacred Harp singing group of Bremen. It was filmed and produced professionally in 2012 by Gunnar Heite and Daniele Witt, premiered in 2014, and placed on YouTube in July 2022. The film is in German with English subtitles (shown when CC is turned on). More information in chapter 9.

Sacred Harp Singing in Hamburg

Sacred Harp Frankfurt [am Main]

Sacred Harp Mittelhessen [Germany] Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Berlin

Berlin Shape Note

Sacred Harp Berlin Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Munich Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Cologne

Sacred Harp Cologne Facebook Group

Oslo Sacred Harp. This Bandcamp site features many downloadable recordings of Olso all-day singings and Camp Europa singings.

Oslo Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Sweden Facebook Group

Uppsala [Sweden] Sacred Harp

Shapenote Singing Sacred Harp CZ Facebook Group. Singing activity in the Czech Republic.

Sacred Harp Singers of Budapest Facebook Group

Sacred Harp in Poland. Information about singings and the annual Poland Sacred Harp Convention in Warsaw.

Sacred Harp in Poland Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Singers of Warsaw Facebook Page

Sacred Harp Vilnius [Lithuania] Facebook Page

H. Middle East

Israel Sacred Harp Facebook Group.Information about singings in Tel Aviv.

I. Asia, Australia, and New Zealand

Sacred Harp Hong Kong Facebook Group

Seoul Sacred Harp Facebook Group

Busan [South Korea] Sacred Harp Facebook Group. Of interest from the group's Description: "We sing Sacred Harp every Friday in Millak Subway Station in between exits 3 and 4 (inside the station)."

Tokyo Sacred Harp

Tokyo Sacred Harp Facebook Group

[NEW] Delhi Sacred Harp. Their web site is on Instagram.

Singapore Shapenote Singers Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Australia

Sydney Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

Sacred Harp Melbourne Facebook Group

Canberra [Australia] Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

Brisbane [Australia] Shapenote Facebook Group

Tasmanian Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

New Zealand Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

Wellington [NZ] Shape Note Singers Facebook Group

Sacred Harp and Shape-Note Newsletters of Historical Interest

The rise of the Internet in the late 1990s caused several worthy printed newsletters to cease publication and not to continue online. These had informative articles and photographs which provide historical documentation of the resurgence of interest in Sacred Harp singing in the U.S. starting in the late 1980s. Copies may be found in some music libraries and private collections. An incomplete list of these newsletters is as follows:

Steven L. Sabol (sabol@his.com)
HTML version by Warren Steel (mudws@olemiss.edu)