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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This information is from last year, but should be the same:

The 2018 Michiana Singing will be held at a new location!




Thirty-first Annual Michiana Singing

Fasola singing from the 1991 Edition

of B.F. White’s shape note tunebook

The Sacred Harp

The Best Collection of Sacred Songs, Hymns, Odes, and Anthems
Ever Offered the Singing Public for General Use


Saturday, July 14, 2018

9:30 am E.D.T. to midafternoon

~ local time same as Michigan and one hour ahead of Chicago ~

Fairview Grange

22482 County Road 45 - Goshen, Indiana


New location: Located .7 miles south of Ox Bow Park

No experience necessary: Come to sing or listen.

Books provided for purchase or loan.

Dinner at noon: local singers bring food.


For more information contact:

James Nelson Gingerich at (574) 536-8027 or

Samuel Sommers at (574) 226-2014 or scmws @



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