Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Singing in the New Year

Sacred Harp Friends,

Let's sing in the new year! Our next regular singing will be on Sunday, January 14th at 1:30 pm at the Shiloh Meeting Hall. As always, visitors warmly welcome.  Those interested can meet at AQ Chicken in Springdale at noon for lunch.

The Missouri Sacred Harp Convention is right around the corner, and will be held on March 9th and 10th at St. John's United Church of Christ in Pinkney, Missouri.  Singing starts at 9:30 am on Saturday the 9th.  Several Shiloh Singers typically attend, so, as the time gets closer we'll likely start talking about travel plans at upcomming meetings. Also, feel free to get in touch digitally about this.

Looking forward to singing with you soon!

mb


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Singing on December 9th (with snacks!)


                                          Photo Credit: B.R. Black

Our last singing of 2018 will be this Sunday, December 9th from 1:30 P.M. to 4 P.M. at the Shiloh Meeting Hall in Springdale, AR; visitors warmly welcome.  As usual, anyone interested is invited to convene at AQ Chicken in Springdale at noon for lunch. We usually try to bring holiday cookies and snacks to be enjoyed during the break, so feel free to bring something to share, and come ready to snack!

For those interested, work is beginning on another revision of the "red book." Here"s an update from the Sacred Harp Publishing Company's Facebook page:


Inputs to the Music-Revision Committee that is revising The Sacred Harp, including recommendations of music to consider, may be sent to:
Music Committee
P.O. Box 4243
Huntsville, AL 35815
or Revision@SacredHarp.com 
also from the Facebook Page:

The Board of Directors of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company unanimously approved a revision of The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. David Ivey has agreed to serve as the chair of the Music Committee. This decision builds on discussions with members of the singing community and among the board over the last several years. We anticipate that the revision process will take 4–5 years. The board is grateful to David for agreeing to take on this role and looks forward to sharing information with the community throughout the revision process.

and another update from the Original Sacred Harp Website:

The Board of Directors of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company unanimously approved a revision of The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. David Ivey has agreed to serve as the chair of the Music Committee. This decision builds on discussions with members of the singing community and among the board over the last several years. We anticipate that the revision process will take 4–5 years. The board is grateful to David for agreeing to take on this role and looks forward to sharing information with the community throughout the revision process.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Regular November Singing

Sacred Harp Friends,

Apologies for a late update!

Our regular singing will be this Sunday, November 11th from 1:30 P.M. to 4 P.M. at the Shiloh Meeting Hall in Springdale, AR; visitors warmly welcome.  As usual, anyone interested is invited to convene at AQ Chicken in Springdale at noon for lunch. 

Matt Bell leads the Friday night Singing School.
We had an enjoyable Singing School and Convention a few weekends ago and appreciated having Matthew Bell help us learn more about singing Sacred Harp, including timing and accent. We also spent some time learning Bear Creek and Rainbow more thoroughly (perhaps we'll get adventurous and try them out at a future singings) We had several visitors for both the singing school and the convention.  Thank you to our regulars and our visitors for joining us! 

On a different note, I've been thinking that it might be nice to list a few of our favorite numbers on our website. Not only would it be a good reminder for us about what we like to sing, but would give beginning singers a chance to familiarize themselves, if they wished, with some of the tunes they're most likely to encounter at a regular Shiloh singing.  How does that sound? Toward that end, if you have suggested numbers, please send them to Margaux or Darryl, and we'll work toward putting something together if the group agrees.

Syd was able to travel to the 43rd New England Sacred Harp Convention earlier this fall and had the opportunity to lead the class there.  For those interested, here's a taste! 

Look forward to singing with you soon!