- This event has passed.
South Thomaston 3rd Sunday Sacred Harp Singing – TEMPORARILY CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
February 16, 2020, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
TEMPORARILY CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19
We plan to resume singings as scheduled once it has been deemed safe to do so. To stay tuned for more info as things develop, please contact us at [email protected]
The South Thomaston 3rd Sunday Sacred Harp Singing is held from 2-5pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the South Thomaston Public Library, 8 Dublin Rd, South Thomaston, Maine 04858. FMI: email [email protected] or call Chris Holley at 207-380-4911.
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.