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.
(Sign up to get email notices about Lansing regular singings and regional events)

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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Kalamazoo Sacred Harp Singing & Dinner on the Grounds


Sunday, July 16, 2017

9:30 a.m. to mid-afternoon EDT


The new Wesley Foundation
New building location:  820 Rankin Avenue
Kalamazoo MI 49006
on the campus of Western Michigan University
(fully accessible and air-conditioned)

  Everyone is welcome. Experience not needed.

All Sacred Harp events are free.


Singing from the 1991 Denson edition of The Sacred Harp.

Tune books will be available for loan or purchase.


It’s blueberry season and they will be served!
Directions to Leduc’s Blueberry Farm available at singing.

Local singers, please bring a generous meal

to share with our visitors.


For information contact Bill & Martha Beverly,

269-382-4288 or


For local housing, contact Will Fitzgerald,

269-381-4264 or

Motel: The Red Roof Inn, located at 5425 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo MI 49009, is holding non-smoking, two double-bed rooms at $69.99 for 1 to 4 people.
Call 269-375-7400 by July 9 and request the reserved group block HARP to get this rate. Their safe fee is $1.50 extra plus tax; ask to remove it when you check out, if not used. Coffee and tea available; no breakfast.
         Get to the motel from US-131 by taking Exit 36 and go left onto Stadium Drive. Take the first right turn at the next light, 11th Street. The motel is on your right at the end of the first block. Please make your overnight plans as soon as possible.

Directions from the Red Roof Inn to the new Wesley Foundation at 820 Rankin Avenue, Kalamazoo MI 49006: Turn right out of the motel parking lot onto West Michigan Avenue, go past Costco to the stoplight and turn left onto Drake Road. Take it across the tracks and to the next light. Turn right onto KL/West Michigan Avenue. Take it to campus, about 1 ½ mile. At the Howard Street light, you will see a big brick wall to the left announcing Western Michigan University. Continue straight through the light and go around the roundabout, essentially making a left turn onto Rankin. Watch for the Wesley Foundation sign on your left, turn into the parking lot, and proceed towards the new brick and metal building on your right at the end of the lot. We’ll have signs posted. The building is too new to be on Googlemaps yet. The area shows up as a gray parking lot to the east of Shawarma House Restaurant.








Social: There will be a Saturday evening social from 6 to 9 pm at Bill and Martha Beverly’s home at 529 Pinehurst Boulevard, Kalamazoo MI 49006. A light supper will be served. All are welcome. Bring your Shenandoah Harmony in case singing breaks out. Directions will be available at Saturday’s Michiana Singing in Goshen, Indiana.



The longest-running All-Day singing in Michigan, this is an essential singing for those in Michigan and Indiana.

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