Sydney All Day Shape Note Singing 2016

We warmly invite you to the 5th annual 
Sydney All Day Shape Note Singing

Saturday 9 July 2016
35-39 Dickson Street (off King Street), Newtown
9:00-9:45am Singing School with Karen Willard
10:00am-4:30pm Singing from the Sacred Harp (books available to borrow or buy)
5pm til late Social (dinner with singing)

Lunch will be a traditional ‘dinner on the grounds’.
Local singers, please bring a dish to share.
$20 donation to help cover costs (or whatever you can afford).

Sunday 10 July 2016
35-39 Dickson Street (off King Street), Newtown
2:00-2:45pm Beating Time and Accent Workshop with Karen Willard
3:00-6:00pm  Special Sydney-Themed Sacred Harp Singing

Karen Willard is an experienced alto singer, singing school teacher and shape-note music publisher from Seattle. This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of America’s best-known singers!

Shape Note singing is loud, participatory, a capella folk hymns sung in four-part harmony. There are no rehearsals or performances. We gather to sing in friendship and for the joy of the music.

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Sydney All Day Singing 2015

The Sydney All Day Singing was held on Saturday 25 July.

60 songs were sung, 15 different leaders, representatives from Portland USA, UK, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. With 24 singers in attendance it was a wonderful day of rousing sound. Thanks to all who came and sang and helped to make it happen.