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.)

Lincoln's Birthday Singing at the UC Folk Festival

Saturday, February 15, 2020 -- 1 pm 3 pm

Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago 1212 E 59th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

There will be a shapenote singing workshop again this year at the University of Chicago Folk Festival!

Come join us for the Lincoln's Birthday Singing at Ida Noyes Hall from 1:00 - 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 15. We will be singing from the 1991 edition of the Sacred Harp. Please bring loaners.

There is a possibility we may be able to sing until 4 pm. Check back at this space for updates as we get closer to February 15.

Come early and spend the day. There will be workshops of music and dance throughout Ida Noyes Hall on Saturday, as well as spontaneous jamming throughout the building; and there will be evening concerts at Mandel Hall (57th and University) both Friday and Saturday evenings. This is the 60th anniversary of the festival, which draws people from near and far. This is a golden opportunity to introduce shapenote singing to a new audience.

We look forward to singing with you!