Join us from 10-12:30 and 1:30-4:00 pm for a celebration of early American choral music as preserved and celebrated in The Sacred Harp, a book of hymns originally published in 1844 that has sustained a continuous tradition of performance ever since. This tradition started in New England, survived in
Georgia & Alabama and then came north during the folk revival of the 1960s. This participatory four-part tradition accepts all experience levels and we'll have books to borrow if you don't have a copy of the Sacred Harp (1991 Denson Edition) of your very own. It's a ton of fun. Free and open to the public.
The singing will be held in Kevreson Hall of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (the Moore Building on North Campus) beginning at 10am. We'll break for lunch at 12:30 and then return for more singing at 1:30, ending about 4p.m.. Parking at the Moore Building is free on weekends!
P.S. Those interested in learning the basics of Sacred Harp's FaSoLa solfege system are invited to a singing school the previous night at 7pm in Room 2058 of the Moore Building on North Campus.
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