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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View of the singing from the balconya

Twenty-seventh Annual Michiana Singing

Fasola singing from the 1991 Edition of
B.F. White's shape note tunebook

(click here for downloadable PDF flyer from 2015, hopefully little has changed)

The Sacred Harp

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

****NOTE THIS IS the 2016 information, transferred to 2017****
***some information might be incorrect, use caution***

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Southwest Bible Church
24899 County Road 40
near Wakarusa, Indiana

9:30 am to 3:00 pm E.D.T.
~ local time same as Michigan & one hour ahead of Chicago ~

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) 533-4772 or
Samuel Sommers at (574) 294-6180
or scmws(@)


From the West: Take the Indiana Toll Road East to exit 72, US 31 South. Follow it as it becomes the US 20 Bypass. Exit south onto State Road 19. In approximately 6.5 miles turn left onto County Road 40. Southwest Bible Church is approximately
3 miles east on the left-hand side.

From the East: Take the Indiana Toll Road West to Exit 101 in Bristol. Take State Road 15 South through Goshen. Turn right onto Plymouth Street and follow State Road 119 to County Road 40, right on CR 40 to Southwest Bible Church, about 1/8 mile west on the right hand side.

From the South: From US 31 North, take the US 20 Bypass East. Exit south onto State Road 19. In about 6.5 miles, turn left onto County Road 40. Southwest Bible Church is approximately 3 miles east on left-hand side.

Lodging in Elkhart:
Holiday Inn Express, 58364 State Road 19, Elkhart, IN 46517 (574)296-1110
Comfort Suites, 27838 County Road 24, Elkhart, IN 46517 (574) 293-9390


Long-running singing, with excellent attendance, this is a must for those in the Michigan and Indiana area.

This website maintained by Bob Borcherding, for questions or notice any errors, please email admin -(at)- Last updated August 24, 2017