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20th Annual Midwest Sacred Harp Singing Convention--May 28-29 in Chicago

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  • Joseph Schlesinger
    It s four-part a cappella harmony. It originated in America. It s been around for more than a century, & it s still being sung & enjoyed today. And it s NOT
    Message 1 of 1 , May 23, 2005
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      It's four-part a cappella harmony. It originated in
      America. It's been around for more than a century, &
      it's still being sung & enjoyed today. And it's NOT
      barbershop harmony!

      It's Sacred Harp singing--also known as shapenote or
      fasola singing--and there will be a whole weekend of
      it right here in Chicagoland. Saturday & Sunday, May
      28 & 29, the place to be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. is
      Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, is the
      place to be for singing & more singing. Admission is
      free, but they accept donations.

      Dinner will be on the grounds both days; like most
      Sacred Harp gatherings, attendees are encouraged to
      bring a dish for pot luck. The 1991 revision of "The
      Sacred Harp"--the official songbook (first edition was
      1844)--will be used. Copies will be available for
      purchase or lending.

      You can learn lots more about Sacred Harp singing
      through the auspices of the good folks at Google &
      other Web search engines. I've found the most
      informative sites to be:

      -www.fasola.org
      -www.woodbros.com/Singings.html
      -www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~mudws/resource/
      -www.mcsr.olemis.edu/~mudws/harp.html

      For info about the Midwest Convention, contact Ted or
      Marcia Johnson by phone (773/262-5805) or e-mail
      (tedjohnson1451@...).

      Many Sacred Harp enthusiasts find these gatherings to
      be intense emotional experiences. Why not give it a
      try?

      --Joseph Schlesinger
      bbsbasso@..., bbsbasso@...
      member North Wave Chorus & former Shoreliner Chorus
      (www.harmonize.ws/shoreliners)
      member New Tradition Chorus (www.newtradition.org)
      founder Barbershop Harmony Chicagoland
      (www.bbs.singer.as)
      847/328-0921

      --Joseph Schlesinger
      zinger99@... (backup: schlesmail@...)
      member Shoreliner Chorus (www.harmonize.ws/shoreliners)
      member New Tradition Chorus (www.newtradition.org)
      founder Barbershop Harmony Chicagoland (www.bbs.singer.as)
      847/328-0921
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