Free singing school from 3-4pm, regular singing from 4-6pm - at The Kennedy School.
At Cedar Hills UCC, from 2-4pm. Use the classroom building entrance by the A-frame chapel.
The second hour of this singing is devoted to shape note sources other than the 1991 Revision of The Sacred Harp. Particularly: Eclectic Harmony I & II, Northern Harmony, The Cooper Book, Norumbega Harmony and Christian Harmony.
It's Sunday night - time to wash a few dishes and finish up a few other chores in preparation for the week ahead. And to reflect back on this weekend's Double All-Day, and some of the best singing I've heard in Portland. I imagine 130 or so other people in the world are also still buzzing tonight from the fantastic two days of food and friends we were so lucky to have enjoyed. Saturday's Denson singing was standing-room only, and Sunday's Christian Harmony singing was also fun and very powerful. So grateful to the hard-working locals and those who traveled to be with us, especially Cassie, Sunday's singing school teacher. Photo above of Thom and Connie, our Co-Chairs.
PORTLAND SACRED HARP invites you to join in two days of shape note singing, 9-3:30pm both days.
SATURDAY, May 4, we'll sing from the 1990 Denson Revision of the Sacred Harp.
SUNDAY, May 5, we'll sing from the Christian Harmony.
IT'S FREE! Loaner books will be available both days. Potluck
dinner on the grounds both days at noon, provided by local singers.
Shapenote singing is a community musical and social activity, emphasizing participation, not performance. Everyone is invited to come and sing (or just listen), regardless of musical experience or ability. Our events have no membership requirement and no affiliation: religious, political or otherwise.
Out of town guests with transportation or housing questions can contact Tom McTighe (email@example.com).
I was too busy singing and socializing on Saturday to snap a single photo, so I took it upon myself to swim out under the Golden Gate Bridge to get this picture, which I hope begins to convey the immensity of the good time I had singing and socializing at the Golden Gate All-Day this year.
Big thanks to our friends in the Pacific Southwest. I came home sunburned and happy.
Free singing school from 6:30-7pm! Regular singing from 7-9pm. At People’s Co-op.
Last time I posted about the Christian Harmony, we'd just ordered our first case of books from Georgia. Those books went out the door pretty quickly, so we've ordered three more cases. Let me know if you're looking to buy one of these books - the tunes are lively, and sight-singing from the CH makes singing from the Denson book easier. There's plenty of time to get some practice in before the May 5 Christian Harmony all-day singing. Check the Yahoo email list for details on upcoming CH singings.