Regular Local Singings
in 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
cancelled for pandemic until further notice
(prior singing time: 2nd Sunday, 1-4 pm)

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

Upcoming regional all-day singings, each requiring vaccination & good health, as a minimum:

—Midwest Convention, Chicago
May 28-29, Location TBD
Vaccination required &
possibly a negative covid test will be required

—Mid-Michigan All-Day singing
May 7, 9:30-3 PM

Vaccination required

—Michiana All-Day Singing
**Will not be held in 2022

—Kalamazoo All-Day Singing
**Will not be held in 2022

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 Shapenote singing group was formed in 2005 by Bart Casad, Anne Missavage, and Bob Borcherding, initially meeting at Grace Lutheran Church, where Candy and Larry Farmer were members. We were supported and joined in our singings by singers from Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo. Unfortunately, Bart Casad moved away soon after we started singing.

Tom Malone came to East Lansing in the summer of 2005 and helped propel the group forward. In 2006 we started meeting in our homes, closer to East Lansing, in 2008 we moved to the Green River Cafe, which closed not to long afterward, then we started meeting at David Stowe's church, Edgewood United Church in East Lansing, where we have been since 2009, at which time Tom Malone completed his doctorate and moved away.

We are plugging away, singing and traveling, giving workshops, etc., as we may. Please visit us!


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