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Belfast 3rd Sunday Sacred Harp Singing
May 20, 2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2019
The Belfast 3rd Sunday Sacred Harp Singing is held from 2-5pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 8 Bayview Street in Belfast, Maine. *Note: The location may change at times – please email or call to confirm. FMI: email [email protected] or call Emma Swartz at 503-559-9699.
About Sacred Harp singings
Sacred Harp singings are open participatory community events, where all are welcome and invited to join in and sing. Singings are intentionally inclusive and warmly welcome beginners, curious friends, and passing strangers. Don’t worry – there’s absolutely no prior musical ability or experience expected or required! We sing unaccompanied in 4 part harmony, primarily from The Sacred Harp (1991 Denson edition). We also have loaner tunebooks available to use during the singing for those who don’t have their own copies.
The Sacred Harp is a shape note tunebook that has been in continuous publication with periodic revisions since 1844. The music consists of hymns, fuguing tunes, anthems, and other songs in a style rooted in colonial New England, popular in Maine up until the Civil War and in areas of the rural South and West up to the present day. For more about Sacred Harp singing in Maine visit www.maineshapenotesinging.org (also on facebook). Another great resource is www.fasola.org.