Regular Local Singings
in Michigan:

East Lansing Singing
(1st & 3rd Mondays, 7-9 pm)
Kalamazoo Singing
(3rd Sunday, 4-6 pm)
Ann Arbor Singing
(2nd Sunday, 1-4 pm)
Lake Orion Singing
(4th Sundays, excepting Thanksgiving, 2-5 PM)
Grand Rapids Singing
(1st Saturdays, 9:30-11:15 AM)
Detroit Singing
(1st Wednesdays, 7-9 pm)

Regional all-day Singings:

2017 Detroit All Day
April 22, 2017
2017 Mid-Michigan
Okemos, MI, May 13, 2017
2017 Midwest Convention
Chicago, IL, April 29-30, 2017
2017 Michiana
(near Goshen) July 15, 2017
2017 Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo, MI, July 16, 2017
2017 Central Ontario
North Dumfries, ON, Aug. 26, 2017
2017 Fox Valley Folk Festival CANCELLED
Hyde Park (Chicago) Anniversary
Chicago, IL, November 4, 2017
2018 University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, March 24, 2018

January 1 - New Year's Day Singing from The Harmonia Sacra, 1 to 5 pm, followed by a potluck supper at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Chapel of the Word inside Waltner Hall, 3003 Benham Avenue,
Elkhart, Indiana. Books available for loan or purchase. Contact: Samuel

Sacred Harp youtube videos:

2016 Michiana Singing
2016 Missouri Convention
2015 Midwest Convention selections
2015 Mid-Michigan Singing
2014 Michiana Singing
2013 Kalamazoo Singing
Video about Sacred Harp singing

Email notice sign-up for Lansing local singings and/or Michigan-area events.
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One page introduction to shape note singing, suitable for printing
and handing out at singings.

Brief history of the Mid-Michigan singing.

**Other Links**

Shape Note singing resources:


Wikipedia about shape note singing

Online Shape Note Singing recordings

Martha Beverly's photos of singings

Mason's Sacred Harp (or Eclectic Harmony) 1835 edition PDF

Download a pdf of the
American Church Harp
from 1856

1860 Sacred Harp Download

Movie Trailer for
Awake My Soul:
The Story of the Sacred Harp
PBS documentary about Sacrd Harp Singing.

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Grand Rapids now has a fine singing! Mostly the 1st Saturdays of each month, best to contact Susan to verify when the singing is! Contact Susan Guerra at (616) 949-9630 x14 or through email,

Note: no singing May 7, 2016, it was moved forward a week to April 30 that we can go sing at the All-day singing in Okemos!

Location: Christ Church, 2500 Breton Rd., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 map

PDF Flyer download


She writes:

I've been the director of music here at Christ Church for going on fourteen
years. Our pastor's wife, Mynda, grew up going to singing school in West
Virginia. She & her husband have five kids, all grown with kids of their
own. About eight or nine years ago one of their sons, David Lorenz,
approached me about shape note singing from the Sacred Harp hymnal. I knew
nothing of it but thought we could give it a try.

Last updated May 5, 2016


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