Utah Sacred Harp

Join us to sing traditional American shape note hymns and songs from The Sacred Harp

Sacred Harp singing (also called shape note or fasola singing) is a nondenominational community musical activity emphasizing participation, not performance. We sing from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. The book includes four-part, a cappella psalm tunes, fuging tunes, odes and anthems written by early American composers (1770 - 1810), and settings of folk songs and revival hymns (circa 1810 - 1860). Current editions of The Sacred Harp also contain songs in these styles written by living composers.

Everyone is welcome to sing or listen. No musical experience or membership is required.

Tunebooks will be available to borrow or purchase.

We hold several singings each month. Visit the Singing Schedule for singing dates, times and locations.

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Original Artwork on this page by Allison Blake SteelBackground "Africa" p. 178 Sacred Harp Publishing Co.
Site Updated 03/04/2020