A Calendar of Singings in the Chicago Area

We sing regularly in St. Charles, Hyde Park, and on the north side of Chicago. To find out more, try our email list.

This page will also contain information about singings in Lockport, IL, whenever they are scheduled.

Hyde Park Singings

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 1216 E. 54th St. #2 (Detemmerman**) 7:00-9:00
Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 5311 S. Ellis, 1st Fl (Fraser) 7:00-9:00
Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 5480 South Cornell (Clawde*) 7:00-9:00
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 5705 S. Kimbark #3 (Swanson-top buzzer) 7:00-9:00
Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 Thanksgiving No singing
Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 5502 S. Everett #3 (Lodder; buzz the top buzzer) 7:00-9:00
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 5311 S. Ellis, 1st Fl (Fraser) 7:00-9:00
Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 5480 South Cornell (Clawde*) 7:00-9:00

* This location is wheelchair accessible, and has a cat.

** This location has two cats.

There is singing in the Hyde Park neighborhood every Thursday. The first Thursday of the month will be a two book singing with the 1991 edition of the Denson Sacred Harp and the Cooper book. The other three Thursdays of the month, we will still sing from Denson, but also from the Missouri Harmony, Shenandoah Harmony, and Norumbega Harmony. For more info & directions, email Rochelle Lodder rclodder at gmail dot com.

Chicago Third Sunday Singings

The holiday singing and potluck originally scheduled for Dec 18 will be held instead this Sunday, Dec 11, from 4 – 6 pm with a potluck following. All are welcome. Bring your 1991 Denson Sacred Harp, the Shenandoah Harmony, and a Christmas Harp if you have one, as well as a dish to share for the potluck. This will take place at the home of Kris Richardson, 4515 N Monticello. Parking is by permit; if arriving by car, park and then come in to get a sticker. All are welcome.

North Side Singings

Sunday, Jun 4 935 W. Wilson, Chicago
Sunday, Jul 2 935 W. Wilson, Chicago 4:00-6:00
Sunday, Aug 6 935 W. Wilson, Chicago 4:00-6:00
Sunday, Sep 3 No singing 4:00-6:00
Sunday, Oct 1 935 W. Wilson, Chicago 4:00-6:00
Sunday, Nov 5 No singing 4:00-6:00
Sunday, Dec 3 935 W. Wilson, Chicago 4:00-6:00

The October singing will be the annual Billings singing! There will be printed booklets of Billings tunes provided but Sacred Harp books will be used as well so bring yours! If you have loaner books, please bring them. We will be in the second floor conference room. Enter through the door to the west of the coffee shop. There is an elevator. All are welcome! Bring snacks if you’d like. A link to a Dropbox version of the booklet is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0jz1o9fewgxdnka/Billings%202016%20booklet_final.pdf?dl=0

Northside Singings are held at 935 W. Wilson from 4 – 6 pm. The location is wheelchair accessible. A reminder email and any details will be sent a few days before each singing. We sing from the 1991 edition of the Denson Sacred Harp unless otherwise indicated. All are welcome! North side of Chicago singings usually occur the first Sunday of each month. Contact Susan Geil at susan4868@gmail.com for more info.

Logan Square New-Singers' Group

Saturday, June 11, 2016 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 2:00-4:00
Saturday, July 9, 2016 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago CANCELLED
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 2:00-4:00

These singings are canceled until further notice. If you are interested in taking over leading these singings, please contact Deanna at the e-mail address below.

These singings ordinarily meet the second Saturday of every month in Logan Square. We have a (mostly) permanent home at the Comfort Station, a wheelchair accessible one-room arts space with excellent acoustics, located at 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. (While the focus of these meetings is to help new singers learn how to sing shapenote, experienced singers are also welcome to attend.) When the singings get moved to 4754 N. Leavitt St., it is in the Berry United Methodist Church in Lincoln Square.

Contact Deanna Reynolds at reynolds.deanna@gmail.com or Edwin Hicks at srssrnt@yahoo.com for more info.

Fox Valley Area Singings

Please note the NEW LOCATION as of June, 2014! Fox Valley area: singing from the Sacred Harp 1991 Denson edition on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1145 N Fifth Ave, St. Charles, IL. For more info, email Ryan Wheeler at rwheelerfasola@yahoo.com or phone him at 630-945-0459. Or you can join the Yahoo group at Fox Valley fasola yahoo group.