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2nd Tuesday Shape Note Singing
February 14 : 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 31, 2023
Shape note is an American tradition of unaccompanied harmony singing with roots that stretch back into the Colonial period. It takes its name from the musical notation system to aid in sight-singing where notes are written on the page with different shapes, each corresponding to the degree of the scale. Characterized by open harmonies and a raw, powerful sound, the tradition of shape note singing often encourages enthusiasm over accuracy and the music is designed primarily for participation, rather than performance. While the texts are primarily Christian, it is a proudly inclusive tradition and folks of all faiths participate in the singing.
We normally meet 6:30-8:30pm, 2nd Tuesdays at the Springhouse main campus and 4th Tuesdays at the Presbyterian Church in Floyd, but check facebook group updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/floydshapenote
We sing from ‘The Sacred Harp’ and ‘The Shenandoah Harmony’. Loaner books are available . No experience necessary. All are welcome!
For questions about the Floyd Singing, contact Chris Wolf: email@example.com