We warmly invite you to the second Australian Sacred Harp Convention.

The Sacred Harp was first published in 1844. The book 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.


Day 1: Friday 27 January 2017

5:30-7:00pm Historic Cemetery Singing
Camperdown Cemetery, St Stephens,
189 Church St, Newtown
Meet at the church gates at 5:30pm. Wear covered walking shoes.

7:00pm onwards Pub Dinner and Singing
Courthouse Hotel, 202 Australia Street, Newtown.
An easy stroll from the cemetery or meet us at the pub.

Day 2: Saturday 28 January 2017

10:00am-4:00pm All Day Singing

Dickson Street Space, 35-39 Dickson Street
(off King Street), Newtown
If you can, please bring something to share for lunch and morning/afternoon tea.

Dinner on King Street

7:00pm Cooper Book House Singing at Meg and Sean’s (an easy walk from Dickson Street)

Day 3: Sunday 29 January 2017

11:00am-12:00pm Craft, Coffee and Pastries
Make a Sacred Harp bookmark to help easily find your favourite tunes.

12:00pm-4:00pm More Singing
Dickson Street Space, 35-39 Dickson Street
(off King Street), Newtown



We ask for a donation to cover venue hire.
Loaner books are available.

Download the 2017 Convention flier | 4.5MB PDF