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.

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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 basement of the Green River Cafe, which closed not too long afterward, then we started meeting at David Stowe's church, Edgewood United Church in East Lansing, where we have been meeting since 2009, at which time Tom Malone completed his doctorate and moved away. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7 pm, though occasionally we have a backyard barbeque when it coincides with Labor Day, etc.

We continue to sing and travel to others' singings, giving workshops, etc., as we may. Please visit us!


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