Try it; you'll like it.
This website contains information about shape note (Sacred Harp) singing in Hyde Park and throughout the Chicagoland area.
(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.)
Lincoln's Birthday Singing at the University of Chicago Folk Festival
Lincoln's Birthday Singing is VIRTUAL this year!
Join the Chicago Sacred Harp Singers for an Introduction to Shape Note Singing workshop at the University of Chicago Folk Festival again this year on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 1 to 1:45 PM (CST).
Our Zoom DJ will spin shapenote music from Chicago and around the world, with musical scores posted on-screen so you can sing along. Shapenote singing has been part of the UC Folk Festival since 1986, making this our 36th year participating. Join us, and find out why this music endures.
Go to workshops and register for free links to all the Zoom workshops.
All of the festival this year will be virtual and free of charge including concerts at 7 PM (CST) both Friday and Saturday nights. The workshops are all on Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM (CST). For details, go to streaming
Hope you get a chance to tune in and say Hi.
Stay safe and stay healthy!
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