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 All-Day Singing is a regular event, occurring the Saturday before the second Sunday in May.

Map to this singing.
Flyer in pdf format.


Traditional hymn singing, sung from The Sacred Harp,
featuring shaped note-heads to assist in singing

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:30 - 3:00 PM
Faith Lutheran Church
4515 Dobie Rd.
Okemos, Michigan
Registration starts at 9 am.
Potluck dinner.

All are welcome: beginners, experienced singers, & listeners.
No singing experience required.

No admission fee: free-will offering will be taken to cover expenses.
Books available for borrow and for purchase.
Hosted by the Mid-Michigan Shape Note Singers

For information or lodging assistance
call Bob Borcherding at 517-381-1321. (

Faith Lutheran Church is situated on the West side of Dobie Road,
just south of the Dobie Road-Grand River intersection, in Okemos, MI.


•From the West: I-96 to exit 110, Okemos Rd, North to Jolly, East to Dobie, N 2 miles to 4515 Dobie.
•From the Northeast: I-69S to exit 94, I-69-Business Loop (E. Saginaw), toward E Lansing, left on Marsh Rd. to Grand River (43) to Dobie, Rt on Dobie to 4515 Dobie.
•From the South, Southwest: I-69 to I-96 East, follow directions "From the West" above.
•From the North: US-127 to I-69 E, then follow directions "From the Northeast" above
•From the East: Take I-96 W (if necessary take 23 North to I-96) then follow directions "From the West" above.





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