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Shape-note singing

Live Music: Folk

Monday July 28, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday August 11, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday August 25, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday September 8, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday September 22, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday October 13, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday October 27, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.

Shape-note singing is an American folk music tradition extending back over 200 years. Singing is from “The Sacred Harp” collection of folk hymns and spiritual songs. The music is written in standard notation, but uses shaped notes—triangles, circles, squares, and diamonds—to help singers more easily learn their parts. Singers arrange themselves facing
inward in a hollow square, singing for each other and not an audience.  Shape-note singing is experiencing a resurgence of popularity, and was featured in the movie “Cold Mountain”.  An introductory singing school begins at 6:45, and the main singing begins at 7:00. No musical experience is required, and beginners and listeners are welcome

Details

COST:
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: State College Sacred Harp Singers
WEBSITE: http://www.statecollegesacredharp.com

Venue

University Mennonite Church
1606 Norma St.
State College, PA,

Contact

Harry Kunkel
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