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.)

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 hrhdiana@yahoo.com 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 9:30am 3:00pm

Sunday, May 26, 2019 9:30am 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.

Our housing coordinator for the Midwest this year is Megan Dunning: mtadunning@gmail.com.

Please plan to join us.