A Calendar of Annual Singings in the Chicago Area
These are the annual singings that regularly occur in the Chicago area. To find out more, try our email list.
Chicago Anniversary Singing
This singing is held on the second Sunday in January of every year. We sing from the 1991 Denson Sacred Harp.
For 2018: Sat., Jan 13th Singing School, 12:30 pm – 4:45 pm, Berry Memorial Methodist Church, 4754 N Leavitt, Chicago, IL; Sun., Jan 14th – 10:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Kilbourn Park Fieldhouse: 3501 N Kilbourn, Chicago, IL – Info: John Bealle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincoln's Birthday Singing
This singing is held on a Sunday in February in conjunction with the University of Chicago Folk Festival. We sing from the 1991 Denson Sacred Harp and offer a workshop to teach new singers a little about singing sacred harp music.
For 2017: Sun., Feb 12th – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – University of Chicago – Ida Noyes Hall – Chicago, Illinois 60637 – Info: Rochelle Lodder rclodder at gmail dot com
The Midwest Convention
This singing is held on the second fifth Sunday and the Saturday before, unless that would put it into June. To avoid June in Chicago, if the second fifth Sunday is then, the Midwest is the last Sunday in May and the Saturday before. Effectively, this means that the singing is usually Memorial Day weekend but sometimes it winds up being the last weekend in April. We sing from the 1991 Denson Sacred Harp and the Shenandoah Harmony.
For 2018: Sat. & Sun., Apr. 28-29th -- Locations to be announced -- Chicago, Illinois – Info: Cathryn Bearov, email@example.com
Cooper Book Singing
This singing is held on either the last Saturday or the last Sunday in July. We sing from the 2012 edition of "THE SACRED HARP, Revised Cooper Edition".
For 2018: Date to be determined, location to be announced – Info: Ginny Landgraf, firstname.lastname@example.org