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All singers, whether trained or not, whether you can read shapes or not, are always welcome. We always have extra books (which you can buy if you want) at our sings. Everyone who wants gets a chance to pick and lead songs; we provide free "on the job" training.
We have a fairly informal structure. The organizing committee currently includes the following. (Note: remove the underscore from all mail addresses.) Mary Brinkman (secretary), Charles Coulston (song leader, treasurer), Donna Kwon Raphael Finkel, James Thobaben, and Ron Pen. Every singing, someone is appointed by the song leader to be the convener; the convener makes sure everyone who wants has a chance to lead.
|December, 2008.||August, 2013.||September, 2019.|
|Sat, Sep 7 2019||Shaker Village, Meeting House||4-5pm|
|Sun, Sep 8 2019||UK Niles Gallery, Lexington||3-5pm|
|Sun, Sep 29 2019||Richmond Area Arts Council, 399 W Water St, Richmond, KY: Fifth Sunday Sing||3-5pm|
|Sun, Oct 13 2019||UK Niles Gallery, Lexington||3-5pm|
|Sun, Nov 10 2019||UK Niles Gallery, Lexington||3-5pm|
|Sun, Dec 8 2019||Mount Zion Church, Mercer County, KY photo||3-supper|
|Sun, Jan 12 2020||UK Niles Gallery, Lexington||3-5pm|
|Sun, Feb 9 2020||UK Niles Gallery, Lexington||3-5pm|
|Sun, Mar 8 2020||UK Niles Gallery, Lexington||3-5pm|
|Sun, Mar 29 2020||Richmond Area Arts Council, 399 W Water St, Richmond, KY: Fifth Sunday Sing (Cancelled)||3-5pm|
|Sun, Apr 12 2020||UK Niles Gallery, Lexington (Cancelled)||3-5pm|
|Sun, May 10 2020||UK Niles Gallery, Lexington (Cancelled)||3-5pm|
|Sat, May 16 2020||KY Singing Convention, Pisgah presbyterian Church, Versailles, KY (Cancelled)|
|Sun, May 31 2020||Richmond Area Arts Council, 399 W Water St, Richmond, KY: Fifth Sunday Sing (Cancelled)||3-5pm|
Our annual singing (the Kentucky Sacred Harp Singing Convention) is the Saturday before the third Sunday in May. (The Annual Singing for Saturday May 16, 2020 has been cancelled.) We have held the convention in the Pisgah Presbyterian Church a few miles West of Lexington since 1995, except in 2016, when we met at St. Raphael's Episcopal Church, Lexington.
We also present occasional concerts at local churches and art venues.
East Kentucky All-Day Singing. Saturday before the second Sunday in August (in 2017, Saturday, August 12) 10 AM — 3:30 pm, Calvary Campus, 31 Stuart Robinson Road, Letcher, KY 41832. From Highway 15, turn onto Route 7 South at Isom and drive about 10 minutes. Calvary Campus is on the right, up a hill. Contact: Ben Fink, 991 Highway 2035, Whitesburg, KY 41858. 612-840-0141. email@example.com. (Remove underscore from mail address.)
Columbus, OH: Second Sundays, 4p-6p. Current information is here.
Cincinnati, OH: Second Sundays, 4:30p-7:30p, Community Friends Meeting, 3960 Winding Way, Cincinnati, OH 45229. Current information is here.
Dayton, OH: Fourth Sundays, 3:00p-6:00p, Lutheran Church of Our Savior (LCOS), Oakwood, Ohio. Current information is here.
Louisville, KY (Ohio Valley Shape Note Singers): Third Sundays, 2:30p-4:30p, Vine Street Baptist Church. Contact Tom Morton. (Remove underscore from mail address.) Current information is: here. For information about irregular singings, contact Tim Morton. (Remove underscore from mail address.)
Various songbooks are available from various sources, generally at cost. We sell both the Sacred Harp and Southern Harmony at cost. You can get the newly revised 1994 edition of Christian Harmony from the Alabama Christian Harmony Singing Association, PO Box 535, Centreville, AL 35042. Feel free to send mail to any of our organizing committee (listed above).