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.)

6th Ann Sleeva Memorial Cooper Book Singing

Greetings, singers!

The Chicago Shapenote Singers cordially invite you to the 6th Ann Sleeva Memorial Cooper Book Singing in Chicago on Sunday, July 31, from 1:30-5:30 pm.

We will be singing in the Social Hall at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. The Social Hall has a double-high ceiling (two floors high) and open air flow to all directions from the room; the windows will be open; and the fans will be on. We will sing masked for everyone's safety, and we will sit farther apart than we usually do for shapenote singing.

For everyone's safety, we ask that you please stay home if you are not feeling well, even if you don't think you have Covid; and we ask that you take a Covid test on Sunday before you come to the singing.

We will have several breaks during the day. Please bring snacks and beverages to share, and loaner books if you have them.

We are so looking forward to singing with you!