2012 Midwest Convention


Two full days of Sacred Harp Singing!

“…it exudes power and integrity. Five people sound like a choir; a dozen like a hundred.” - Time Magazine

“Intense, soulful harmonizing which seems to fill every inch of the room.” - Chicago Tribune

April 28-29, 2012

Saturday and Sunday

9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days

SATURDAY: Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk St., Chicago, IL 60642

SUNDAY: Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, IL 60630

Dinner on the grounds

Local singers, please bring at least one large dish to share.


For housing with local singers, please contact Anne Heider, aheider@roosevelt.edu or Steve Warner, rswarner@uic.edu by April 20. For other inquiries, please contact Randy Neufeld and Susan Geil at srgeil@yahoo.com or 773-561-2229.


Public transportation:

Saturday singing location is near the Division stop on the Blue Line (from downtown or O’Hare). Walk east on Division, turn left on Bosworth and right on Blackhawk.

Sunday singing location is near the Montrose stop on the Blue Line (from downtown or O’Hare). Walk north on Kenton, turn left at Sunnyside and right on Knox.

By car:

For the Saturday location—From the north on I-90/94 take exit 48B State Route 64/North Ave, cross North Ave to the opposite on-ramp, then from the on-ramp take a right on Greenview, turn left on Blackhawk. From the south on I-90/94 take exit 49A/Division St, turn left on Division, right on Noble and left on Blackhawk.

For the Sunday location—From the north on I-90 take exit 84/Lawrence, turn left on Lawrence, right on Kilpatrick, left on Wilson, left on Knox. From the north on I-94 take exit 43A/Wilson, left on Wilson, left on Knox. From the south on I-90/94 take exit 43A/Wilson, right on Wilson, left on Knox.

There will be a SOCIAL Saturday evening at the home of Kris Richardson, 4515 N Monticello, (773) 539-3203 at 7 pm (refreshments but not supper). At the social, those who wish may join in singing selections from the pre-publication packet of The Shenandoah Harmony. Photocopies to share will be provided.


The Chicago North Shore Holiday Inn, 5300 W. Touhy Ave. in Skokie is conveniently located near I-90 which will take you to the singing locations.

Chicago Sacred Harp Singers

c/o Caroline Presnell

9360 Skokie Blvd. #517

Skokie, IL 60077