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Waterville 2nd Sunday Sacred Harp Singing – TEMPORARILY CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

February 14, 2021, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until April 1, 2021

The cover of a copy of The Sacred Harp tunebook with a page of music (the song Pilgrim's Farewell, page 185) overlaid across it. This is the tunebook we use most frequently at this Sacred Harp singing.

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]


Join us at the Waterville 2nd Sunday Sacred Harp Singing on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 2-5pm at the 1st Baptist Church, 1 Park St, Waterville, Maine. *See note below for schedule exceptions. FMI contact Peter Golden at 207-332-2021, [email protected].

All are welcome! No experience is necessary and beginners are always warmly encouraged to join us.  Tunebooks are available to use during the singing, as well as to purchase. Feel free to bring snacks to share at the break. Note that as with all Sacred Harp singings, this is a free participatory community singing, rather than a performance.

The singing is primarily from the The Sacred Harp, a shape note tunebook that has  been in continuous publication with periodic revisions since 1844. The music consists of hymns, fuging 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.  There may also some singing from the Shenandoah Harmony.  Books will be available for loan or purchase.

*Note: this singing is held on the 2nd Sunday of every month, with the exception of March when it conflicts with the Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Convention. Occasionally a singing will be canceled, so if in doubt please contact Peter Golden (info above).

For more about Sacred Harp singing in Maine visit www.maineshapenotesinging.org. Another great resource is www.fasola.org.


February 14, 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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First Baptist Church, Waterville
1 Park St
Waterville,ME04901United States
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