Try it; you'll like it.

David Wright of Seattle, Leading on Sunday


This website contains information about shape note (Sacred Harp) singing in Hyde Park and throughout the Chicagoland area.

Upcoming Singings:

(This area is for the next annual singing and/or special workshops and such. For our regular weekly and monthly singings, please click the Calendar of local singings link below. For a list of all our annual singings, please click the Calendar of annual singings link below.)

Hyde Park All-Day Singing, November 5

The Hyde Park Shapenote Singers are pleased to announce that, finally, after two years of cancellations, the Hyde Park All-Day Singing will be held this year! We hope you will join us.

Out of caution for a possible autumn surge in Covid, we will sing for half a day rather than all day. Please join us on Saturday, November 5th, from 1:00 — 5:00 at the Vineyard Church, 5333 South Greenwood in Hyde Park, Chicago. This is a new venue for us, and we are excited to sing there. The church is located in a residential neighborhood, and there should be plenty of free on-street parking.

As is our custom, this will be a two-book singing. We will sing from the 1991 edition of the Sacred Harp and from the Missouri Harmony.

We will break for a snack midway through the singing and invite you to bring a snack or drinks to share.

We ask that all singers test negative for COVID on the morning of the singing. If you feel ill or have been exposed to Covid, we ask that you join us next time rather than taking a chance on exposing your fellow singers to Covid or some other virus. The church has a high vaulted ceiling and lots of windows and fans, so there will be plenty of ventilation; and there is plenty of room to spread out. We will sing masked, unless there is a unanimous decision to unmask.

We're looking forward to singing with you!

-- Jerry Gripshover, Chair