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)
Grand Rapids Singing
(1st Saturdays, 9:30-11:15 AM

Upcoming regional all-day singings:

University of Michigan
March 21, 2020
May 9, 2020
July 20, 2019
July 21, 2019
—Central Ontario Convention
Aug. 23-24, 2019
—Fox Valley Folk Festival singing
Sept. 1, 2019
—Hyde Park Anniversary
Chicago, November 2, 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 for this singing

All-Day Shapenote Singing

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

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:30 - 3:00 PM

Faith Lutheran Church
4515 Dobie Rd.
Okemos, Michigan

Registration starts at 9 AM
Potluck luncheon

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

No admission: free-will offering will be taken to cover expenses.
Books are available to borrow and 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