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Shape Note Singing
March 6, 2016 : 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm$5.00
Join us for Shapenote Singing every first and third Sunday from 12:00pm – 1:20pm. This is a free event.
Shapenote is a unique singing tradition, dating back to early America. Singers sit in four voice parts facing each other, forming a “hollow square.” Unaccompanied, they sing hymns and anthems in a style that is often loud and raw. It is a participatory practice, not framed as performance. Some folks may have seen an example of shapenote singing in the movie “Cold Mountain.”