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.)

Lincoln's Birthday Singing

The Chicago Shapenote Singers are thrilled to announce that a small group of singers will be singing live as a group on Zoom for Lincolnís Birthday Singing, which is part of the University of Chicago Folk Festival. We invite you to join us on Zoom for a Singing School by Lisa Grayson, which we will illustrate by singing selections that are examples of the topics she is discussing. Since it is a 2-hr singing, from 2:00-4:00, we will also have time to take requests from participants.

The schedule of workshops on Saturday, February 12th can be found here, and the link to register can be found here, as registration is required in order to receive the Zoom links. Further information about the rest of the Fest, including two evening concerts, can be found on the Festivalís website and Facebook event page.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!