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:

2018 Michiana
New location! July 14, 2018
2018 Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo, MI, July 15, 2018
2018 Central Ontario
North Dumfries, ON, Aug. 25, 2018
2018 Fox Valley Folk Festival
Sept. 2, 2018
Hyde Park (Chicago) Anniversary
Chicago, IL, November 3, 2018

University of Michigan Singing
March 30, 2019

Mid-Michigan Singing
May 11, 2019

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

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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 Sacred Harp Singing.

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The Mid-Michigan Shape Note singing group was formed in 2005 by Bart Casad, Anne Missavage, and Bob Borcherding, initially we met at Grace Lutheran Church, where Candy and Larry Farmer were members. We were supported and joined in our singings by singers from Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo. Unfortunately, Bart Casad moved away soon after we started singing.

Tom Malone came to East Lansing in the summer of 2005 and helped propel the group forward. In 2006 we started meeting in our homes, in 2008 we moved to the Green River Cafe, which closed not to long afterward, then we started meeting at David Stowe's church, Edgewood United Church in East Lansing, where we have been since 2009, at which time Tom Malone completed his doctorate and moved away.


This website maintained by Bob Borcherding, for questions or notice any errors, please email gapbob -(at)- Last updated April 1, 2018