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.)

Midwest Convention

The Midwest Convention which will be held Saturday, April 29th, and Sunday, April 30th, 2023. An in-person convention is being planned. 9:30 am - 3:00 pm, both days

Both days we will sing at the Logan Avondale VFW Post, 3009 N. Kedzie, Chicago. There is on street parking and it is a 10 minute walk from the Logan Square Blue Line station. (Check the CTA website,, about ongoing construction affecting the Blue Line.)

We will be singing from the 1991 Denson revision of The Sacred Harp (red book) and the Shenandoah Harmony both days. Loaner books available.

Dinner on the grounds (potluck lunch): Local singers, please bring food to share. If you are bringing vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or other dishes suitable for non-omnivores, please label your food accordingly.

Covid protocols

Covid Protocols (With a nod to MN singers!)

Covid infection rates may be down, but singing is not a risk-free activity, especially for people with compromised immune systems. This is our plan, to allow you to evaluate your personal risk and choose whether to participate:

Use of face-masks will be optional.

Proof of vaccination will not be required.

Same-day Covid testing before the event each day is encouraged but not required.

We will allow a couple of extra feet between chairs in the rows.

We will use fans to promote cross-ventilation.

Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID or other infectious illness or have recently been with large groups of strangers.

Ask yourself honestly if you are showing any of the observable Covid symptoms, have been exposed to someone infected with Covid, or have participated in crowded public events in the five days before the singing. If you recognize Covid symptoms or have recent high-risk exposures, we hope to sing with you at a later date!

All singers, including new singers, welcome!

Co-Chairs Ginny Landgraf and Randy Neufeld

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