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Sacred Harp Community Singing/Potluck Luncheon

All Ages
FREE, No ticket required

Singers and history buffs alike will thoroughly enjoy this annual event!  Sacred Harp Singing, sometimes also called ‘”fa-so-la” or shape-note singing, involves singing parts without instrumental accompaniment.  The repertoire includes psalms, fugues, odes, and anthems by the first American composers (1770-1810) as well as folk songs and revival hymns (1810-1860).   It is a non-denominational community music event that emphasizes participation, not expertise.

Community Singing and Potluck Luncheon: Saturday, July 16, 2016 10AM – 3PM

On Saturday, July 16,  Sacred Harp singers young and old will travel from throughout the Southeast for the annual singing and potluck luncheon at Spivey Hall. Bring a covered dish to share and prepare to enjoy a soul-stirring musical experience and wonderful fellowship. Please bring your own Sacred Harp book and if you have any extras, please bring those to share! All are welcome, from beginning singers to life-long experts!   

Saturday’s events are free and open to the public.

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Admissions Policy

No one under the age of 12 is admitted to Spivey Hall concerts, unless the concert is specifically designated as being appropriate for younger children. Click here to learn more about Spivey Hall's Young People's Concerts for children in grades Pre-K through 12.

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