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

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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.

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The Kalamazoo singing, using The Sacred Harp, is from 4-6 pm on the third Sunday of each month, as the pandemic allows. Call 269-382-4288 for more information/questions/etc, or email Martha Beverly at marthabeverly -at- From her announcement of this singing:

It's time to gather together again and sing. We all need to feel and be safe, so please follow the following requirements developed by Anne Missavage, MD, and me:
  1. You MUST be vaccinated against Covid and bring your vaccination card with you to show me.
  2. DO NOT come to sing if you have any of the symptoms of Covid which also includes symptoms of the common cold. Please stay home.

Directions: We will sing at my home at 4124 Persianwood Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49006. I live in the Garden Home condos behind Friendship Village which is located at 1400 North Drake Road, Kalamazoo 49006. Turn off Drake Road towards the large building, but stay left, NOT turning into the driveway towards the Big House. You will see a sign on your left for the Garden Homes. Just beyond that sign, turn left onto Persianwood Drive and stay on that winding road until you see my condo, 4124, on the left. The house numbers are easy to see. Please leave the driveway for those with handicapped plates or tags. There's plenty of parking on the street. There's a big cul de sac beyond me, an easy spot to turn around.


Monthly singings occur on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Usually these singings are from 3-6 PM, the first hour the singing is from tunebooks OTHER than the Denson 1991 Sacred Harp, which is used from 4-6 pm.

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