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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Midwest Convention

The shape note singers of Chicago host a wonderful singing, often on the Memorial Day weekend in May, but the exact formula by which the dates are determined is obscure, so keep in touch with folks at Chicago (link).

This year, the Midwest Sacred Harp Convention will be held April 29-30, 2017.

Singings start at 9:30 AM (registration at 9:00) and go until 3 PM, with several breaks and an excellent potluck lunch, the lion's share of which is contributed by the local Chicago singers. The singings are quite fine!

Change for this year! This was a singing from The Sacred Harp only (with some handouts), but will now be a mix of The Sacred Harp and The Shenandoah Harmony.

FLYER for this singing, (LAST YEAR)

info on Midwest Convention


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