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Lowcountry Sacred Harp

Here in Charleston, SC, we sing shape note music from The Sacred Harp, edition 1991, and occasionally from The Shenandoah Harmony.

We meet from 2 to 4 pm on the last Saturday of the month except for November and December to avoid holidays.


A CALENDAR for the academic year shows exactly which Saturdays.


Beginners are always welcome!  We have extra songbooks for loan to visitors and newcomers.


Directions to our regular monthly singing:

The Circular Congregational Church graciously continues hosting us each month, providing the lovely "Wingard Room".
The Wingard Room is on the second floor of the new wing of Lance Hall at the historic Circular Congregational Church, located at 150 Meeting Street in Charleston.  Lance Hall is the two-story building in the southeastern corner of the churchyard.

The Wingard Room is accessed from within the courtyard.  Walk up the exterior stairs or ride the elevator, then walk down the cloister.  Seeing us through the glass walls, you can't miss us.


For a fee, parking is available at the city garage or in the bank parking lot just west of the churchyard.  Enter either lot from Cumberland Street.

Note for the city garage:  take the ticket with you.  When you return to the garage, pay for the parking using a credit card in one of the kiosks on the first floor of the garage.


Annual Singing during Piccolo Spoleto Festival on Saturday 27 May 2017: 
The annual singing was an unqualified success.  At the peak, we filled as many chairs as we had available for setting.  Total attendance was 90. The singing was powerful and moving.  Robert taught us interesting facts and new and useful skills.  Robert, Tom, and Gene pitched to perfection. Suzanne J. arranged to kept us singing as many songs as possible.  Participants brought twice the food than we were anticipating.  Dinner was a feast.  Wellbrock Hall at the Cathedral is large and bright, offering amenities to please.  Intern Jane and volunteer Linda from Piccolo served us cheerfully.
God and many people blessed us that day.  
εὐχαρίζω.


Minutes:
Minutes from singings are posted.


Also see us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1131342130242092/


For more information:
You may contact me, Stephen, by email to ss_jones "at" bellsouth "dot" net or to ssj29403 "at" gmail "dot" com.



For more shape note singing within driving distance, consider the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers.  Their next singing will be from 2 pm to 4 pm on Saturday 8 July 2017 (unconfirmed date) at the  Skidaway Island United Methodist Church near Savannah, Georgia.



Resources:

Much more information about The Sacred Harp and shape note singing in general is available at the Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association.


Older information about the Lowcountry Sacred Harp is at Tom's site:  http://iveyt.people.cofc.edu/Shapenote/default.html