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 annual singings and special workshops and such. For our regular weekly and monthly singings, please click the Calendar of local singings link below.)

Midwest Sacred Harp Convention

On behalf of the Chicago Sacred Harp Singers, we would like to invite you to the 30th annual Midwest Sacred Harp Convention, May 30-31, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. This is not Memorial Day weekend, so if you have a standing conflict with that holiday, this is your chance to attend!

Saturday's singing will be at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk St., Chicago, IL 60642. Sunday's singing will be at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, IL 60630. Singing will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days with dinner on the grounds from noon-1 p.m. Local singers, please bring (a) large dish(es) to share. We sing from the 1991 Denson edition of the Sacred Harp.

There will be a Saturday evening social (5 p.m.-8 p.m.) at the home of Kris Richardson, 4515 N. Monticello Ave., Chicago, IL 60625.

For housing with local singers, please contact Susan Geil, susan4868@gmail.com / srgeil@yahoo.com / 773-727-9052. For other inquiries, contact the chair, Ginny Landgraf, kaencat@sbcglobal.net 773-324-0083 / 773-569-2113

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.