Announcing the 9th Annual Golden Gate Sacred Harp Singing [SF]
- Sacred Harp Singing
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Registration starts at 9 am. Dinner on the grounds held at midday.
Come and go as you please. No experience necessary. The event is free &
open to the public. All are welcome.
About Sacred Harp Singing:
Join us to sing from the Sacred Harp, following a centuries-old
traditions of 4-part, a cappella, shape note singing. Having it's roots
historically in the American South, this music was spread to a musically
illiterate population via singing schools and itinerant singing masters.
Either because of its "illegitimate harmonies" or because of its
"folktheology," shape note music has seldom found its way into church
ervices. It is sung in homes and gatherings and conventions, but rarely
Everyone who comes to this music eventually becomes part of it. Speaking
of musical experience, none is necessary to join us! All parts will be
strongly supported and you will be carried by the wave of music
surrounding you. The curious are welcome to listen, but be warned that
this music is contagious.