2016 Regional Singings

NOTE: The list of singing conventions and special events will be updated after the first of the year and as updates are received. 

CALENDAR OF ARKANSAS AREA REGULAR SINGINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
A partial list of Sacred Harp singing events in North and South Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and East Texas as of 05/17/16. Further information will be posted when available. 


REGULAR SINGINGS

The Oklahoma City Sacred Harp Singers meet a 2624 Sunflower Dr., Edmond, OK. Pot-luck at 5:45 pm, singing 6:30 pm on the 4th Thursday of every month.

The Shiloh Singers of NW Arkansas conduct a regular monthly singing on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1:30 until 4:00 P.M.in the General Store of the Shiloh Museum at 118 W. Johnson Avenue, Springdale, AR 72764, EXCEPT for a recess in March of each year to allow NWA singers to attend the Missouri State Convention on the 2nd Sunday in March and the Saturday before. For more information see: http://shilohsingersnwa.blogspot.com/


Tulsa Friends of Sacred Harp Singing have an event page on Facebook and a website, ShapeNoteOklahoma. More information about there events can be found at: http://shapenoteoklahoma.org/ or contact at: info@shapenoteoklahoma.org



SINGING CONVENTIONS, SPECIAL SINGING EVENTS


JANUARY - 2016

LAST SATURDAY
William J Reynolds Singing - 32nd Annual - Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. - Cowden Hall, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1809 West Broadus, Fort Worth, Texas. info: Timothy Studstill, or the School of Church Music, (817) 923-1921, ext. 3100. (1991Revision - Dutch Treat Lunch)
Note: A full list of 2016 and 2017 Texas Singing is online at:
http://singings.texasfasola.org/annualsingings.html
MARCH - 2016
2ND SUNDAY AND SATURDAY BEFORE:
Missouri State Convention -  Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, 2016, 9:30 A.M. - St. John's United Church of Christ - Pinckney, MO - Info: Karen Isbell or Paul Figura  Website: http://www.stlfasola.org/ (Sacred Harp & Missouri Harmony)

APRIL - 2016

4TH SUNDAY AND SATURDAY BEFORE:
Rusk County Convention - Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24, 2016 - Old Pine Grove Church - SE of Henderson, TX - Info: Robert Vaughn, 903-863-5379 (Sat. Christian Harmony, Sun. Cooper Revision)

SATURDAY BEFORE THE 1ST SUNDAY IN MAY [April 30, 2016]:

Northwest Arkansas Convention - Saturday, April 30, 2016. 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - St. John's Episcopal Church, 707 W. Central Ave., Harrison, AR - Info: Dan Brittain, (Sacred Harp & Missouri Harmony)

MAY - 2016

3RD SUNDAY AND SATURDAY BEFORE:
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Historic Washington Arkansas Singing - Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - Historic Washington United Methodist Church, next to the state park, in Washington, AR  Info: Robert Vaughn. rl_vaughn@yahoo.com (Sacred Harp, Cooper Book)

"Old Folks' Singing" - Sunday, May 15, 2016, starting at 10:00 A.M. - Ebenezer United Methodist Church, in the Tull community, south of Benton. AR. GPS and map readers use: 8319 State Hwy 190 N, Benton, AR 72015. More Info: Karen Westbrook 501-778-6242. (Christian Harmony until lunchtime, then dinner on the grounds, Cokesbury Hymnal in the afternoon.)
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JUNE - 2016

3RD SUNDAY:
Zion Hill Memorial Singing - Sunday, June 19, 2016, 10:00 A.M. - Zion Hill Baptist Church, Brachfield, TX  - About 12 miles SE of Henderson, Take FM 840 toward Brachfield from Henderson, then turn right at the Welch Cemetery on CR 368. Church is on the left. Always held on Father's Day. - Info: Robert Vaughn, 903-863-5379 (Cooper Revision)

AUGUST 2016

2ND SUNDAY AND SATURDAY BEFORE:
East Texas Convention - 149th Annual - Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, 2016 - Henderson Civic Center, 1005 Hwy 64, Henderson TX - Info: Robert Vaughn, 903-863-5379 (Cooper Revision)

SEPTEMBER - 2016

SATURDAY BEFORE THE 1ST SUNDAY:
Central Louisiana All-Day Singing - 10th Annual - Saturday, September 3, 2016 - New Providence Primitive Baptist Church, 1 mile E of Ringgold LA. More Info: Sonya Kirkham, 318-894-9549 (Cooper Revision)

OCTOBER - 2016


SATURDAY BEFORE 2ND SUNDAY:
Columbia Singing - Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 - Dripping Springs Christian Church, 2701 Dripping Springs Road, Columbia, MO - Info: Wendy Hoffman, 73-446-1075

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Murrell Home Historic Site Singing at the Antique Agriculture Festival on Sunday afternoon, 12:00 - 3:00 P.M., October 9, 2016 at the Murrell Home Historic Site, 19479 E. Murrell Home Rd.Park Hill, OK 74451  Singing Info: B.R. Black, br.black@cox.net.  Murrell Home Historic Site Info: http://www.okhistory.org/sites/georgemurrell
NOTE: This Sunday is Shiloh Singers' normal 2nd Sunday monthly singing date. The singing is being moved to Murrell Home, and will follow a Cherokee church service at 10:00 A.M. and demonstration singing at 11:00 A.M.
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SATURDAY BEFORE THE 4TH SUNDAY:

NW Arkansas Fall Singing - Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, 9:30 A.M. 3:00 P.M. - Student Center, Northwest Technical Institute, 709 South Old Missouri Road, Springdale, AR - Info: Alexis Walker, Syd Caldwell (Sacred Harp, Missouri Harmony, Cooper)


Thanks to Robert Vaughn, Mount Enterprise, TX, for developing the original list of regional singings in Arkansas and East Texas in 2015. While every attempt has been made to produce an accurate list, please contact me at br.black@cox.net if you notice any corrections or additional events in the region.




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