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

The next local event will probably be the Fox Valley Singing, Labor Day weekend. However, many Chicago area singers will be traveling to:

Goshen's Michiana Singing & Kalamazoo Sacred Harp Singing

July 18 & 19

On Saturday, July 18, please come sing with us at the Southwest Bible Church, 24899 County Road 40, southwest of Goshen, Indiana, near Wakarusa. Singing will start at 9:30 am EDT. For more information, call Samuel Sommers at 574-226-2014 or go to

Following the Saturday singing, we’ll drive up through Middlebury, Indiana, stopping for ice cream at Mancino's Ice Cream Box, and onward to the evening supper and social at Bill and Martha Beverly's home in Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 6 to 9 pm, directions at Saturday singing. Plenty of fun, talk, blueberries and more... Bring your Shenandoah Harmony in case singing breaks out.

On Sunday, July 19, we will sing at the Wesley Foundation, 2101 Wilbur Avenue, Kalamazoo, on the campus of Western Michigan University, starting at 9:30 am EDT. Directions are available to get you to the blueberry farm after the singing so you can bring home some of the best berries you've ever eaten.

The Red Roof Inn, 5425 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, offers discounting to us for the night of Saturday, July 18. Rooms with two double beds are available for $69.99 for 1 to 4 people if you reserve rooms in the B025 SEHARP block by Saturday, July 11. Call 1-800-733-7663 to reserve one of these rooms.