Welcome to the third Australian Sacred Harp Convention!

The Sacred Harp, first published in 1844, is a rich collection of shape note folk hymns from the 1770s to the present day. The music is loud, participatory, acapella, sung in four-part harmony.

The three day Convention will gather people together in traditions of community, friendship, reflection, food and song. We’ll be welcoming people from all over Australia and overseas.

People of all faiths, and no faith, and singers of all abilities are welcome. Donations will be collected to cover costs. Sacred Harp books available for loan or purchase.


Day 1: Friday 26 January 2018
6:00-7:00pm “Laneways and Statues of Melbourne” singing
Followed by dinner at a pub or restaurant in the city.

Day 2: Saturday 27 January 2018
9:30am-4:00pm All Day Singing
Bluestone hall, Brunswick Uniting Church
Locals, please bring something to share for lunch and morning/afternoon tea.

Evening: Dinner and informal singing (including other shape-note books, new compositions etc)

Day 3: Sunday 28 January 2018
12:00pm-4:00pm More Singing
Bluestone hall, Brunswick Uniting Church


For more information contact Shawn Whelan and Natalie Sims: sacred_harp@yahoo.com.au or call 0418 613 898.

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