Regular Local Singings in or near Michigan   

East Lansing Singing
1st & 3rd Mondays, 7-9 PM
Edgewood United Church
469 Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI

Kalamazoo Singing
3rd Sundays from 4-6 pm
(Vaccination required)

Ann Arbor Singing
Second Sundays, 1-4 PM
for location, etc.)

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

Detroit Singing
Irregular Saturdays
(next singing is
June 17)
2:30-4:30 PM

Third Wednesdays

Nearby all-day singings

Midwest Convention
Chicago, April 29-30
Face-masks optional, proof of vaccination not required.
Same day testing encouraged,
but not required.

Mid-Michigan All-Day singing
Faith Lutheran Church, Okemos, MI
May 13, 9:30-3 PM
Vaccination required

Michiana All-Day Singing
Fairview Grange, Dunlap, IN
July 15, 2023

Kalamazoo All-Day Singing
Carriage Barn, Kalamazoo
July 16, 2023

Central Ontario All-Day Singing
Friends House, Toronto
August 26, 2023

Sacred Harp on youtube

2016 Michiana Singing
2016 Missouri Convention
2015 Midwest Convention selections
2015 Mid-Michigan Singing
2014 Michiana Singing
2013 Kalamazoo Singing
2010 Alabama Sacred Harp Musical Convention
Video about Sacred Harp singing

Sign-up for email notices for local singings in East Lansing
and/or regional singings

What is Shape note singing about?

Brief history of the Mid-Michigan singing.

Shape Note singing resources:
A compendium of things regarding shape note singing and The Sacred Harp.

Website of Dr. Warren Steel, author, scholar of shape note singing, organ, other music, folklore, etc., etc.

Wikipedia about shape note singing

Online Shape Note recordings

Martha Beverly's photos of singings

1835 Mason's Sacred Harp pdf
(unrelated to The Sacred Harp)

1856 American Church Harp pdf

1860 Sacred Harp pdf

Awake My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp
trailer for the PBS documentary on Sacred Harp singing.

Return to site home

Co-chairs Randy Neufeld and Ginny Landgraf are pleased to announce the

36th Annual Midwest Sacred Harp Convention

    Hosted by Chicago Shape Note Singers

  • Saturday and Sunday April 29 & 30, 2023

  • In-person singing 9:30 am to 3 pm, both days, at:

    Logan Avondale VFW Post, 3009 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago

    • On-street parking

    • 10-minute walk from the Logan Square Blue Line station. (Check the CTA website,, about ongoing construction affecting the Blue Line.)

    • Singing from the 1991 Denson revision of The Sacred Harp (red book) and the Shenandoah Harmony both days. Loaner books available.

    • Dinner on the grounds (potluck lunch): Local singers, please bring food to share. If you are bringing vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or other dishes suitable for non-omnivores, please label your food accordingly.

    • All singers, including new singers, welcome!

    • Questions to

Covid Protocols (With a nod to MN singers!)

Covid infection rates may be down, but singing is not a risk-free activity, especially for people with compromised immune systems. This is our plan, to allow you to evaluate your personal risk and choose whether to participate:

  • Use of face-masks will be optional.

  • Proof of vaccination will not be required.

  • Same-day Covid testing before the event each day is encouraged but not required.

  • We will allow a couple of extra feet between chairs in the rows.

  • We will use fans to promote cross-ventilation.

  • Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID or other infectious illness or have recently been with large groups of strangers.

Ask yourself honestly if you are showing any of the observable Covid symptoms, have been exposed to someone infected with Covid, or have participated in crowded public events in the five days before the singing. If you recognize Covid symptoms or have recent high-risk exposures, we hope to sing with you at a later date!



This website maintained by Bob Borcherding, for questions or if you notice any errors, please email gapbob -(at)- Last updated June 5, 2023.