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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

This singing is held as part of the University of Chicago Folk Festival

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m on Saturday, February 16th, 2019.

The Folk Festival workshops will be held at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

More information as it becomes available.

Singing contact email:

Save The Date: Singing School in Deerfield - March 2, 2019!

The Chicago Sacred Harp singers have been invited to join Anne Heider at a singing school that she will be conducting at the First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield, 824 Waukegan Road, on Saturday, March 2, 2019

Anne needs a large turnout of experienced singers to help since they are expecting a large turnout of inexperienced singers. The plan is to have coffee/tea/pastries/etc. available starting at 9:00am, with the singing school to begin at 9:30am, have a break mid-morning, and end at noon. In addition, the pastor will DONATE round-trip train tickets for the first 20 singers who promise to return the next morning to sing 2 songs in their regular Sunday worship service!

There’s a Metra station a block from the church, and yes, the trains from Union Station do run on weekends. It’s about a 55-minute ride from Union Station to Deerfield ($6.75 each way). Carpooling is also an excellent way to go — there’s ample free parking available.