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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.)
New All-Day singing in Illinois!
Saturday, April 27, 2019 -- 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Willow Hill UMC, 304 East Far Hills Drive, Germantown Hills, IL, 61611 (near Peoria)
Potluck lunch -- bring your favorite food to share and your water bottle
Loaner songbooks will be available
Contact Diana firstname.lastname@example.org by April 25 to give us an idea of how many are coming
The Midwest Convention
The Midwest Convention will be held May 25-26, 2019, Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Weekend. Co-Chairs Eileen Ferguson and David Barford.
Saturday, May 25, 2019 9:30pm – 3:00pm
Sunday, May 26, 2019 9:30pm – 3:00pm
Saturday: Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W Blackhawk St., Chicago
Sunday: Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago
New and experienced singers are invited to Chicago for the Midwest Sacred Harp Singing Convention. We sing 9:30 am - 3 pm each day, with dinner on the grounds at noon provided by local singers (local singers start thinking about what to bring!).
This year we will sing from both the 1991 edition of the Sacred Harp and from the Shenandoah Harmony. Loaner books will be available.
The Saturday evening social will be from 5-9 pm at the home of Kris Richardson, 4515 N Monticello.
Please plan to join us.
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