Saturday, January 11, 2020

Late January Post to get the latest Weather Forecast...

Hello Everyone...

Just a few quick notes to confirm that we do plan to have a 2nd Sunday Sacred Harp Singing in Springdale at the Shiloh Meeting Hall on Jan. 12th from 1:30 until 4:00 P.M. Those who think chicken and dumplings make a good lunch on a cool day are invited to gather at AQ's Chicken House around noon for food and fellowship. Everyone is invited, old singers or new.

With the Friday night and Saturday weather so undecided , I waited until the very last minute to work on the January update. Saturday's weather is showing a mix of sleet and snow along the western Arkansas border region. After that passes over us, the weather looks clear all the way west to Ogden, Utah! The Sunday forecast for Springdale is for "Sunny" and highs in the high 40's or low 50's.

Please check Arkansas' I-Drive traffic and weather monitoring system at for the latest winter weather information. It's quick, simple easy to understand and works with any current Android or Apple smart phone, laptop or desktop that I know about. I use it all year but most of all during the winter.

If you're snowed in or iced in, or driving conditions are not favorable in your area, please stay safe and remember we also now have a 4th Sunday Singing in West Fork at their Library Meeting Hall behind the city library. It's a good place to sing, bring some snacks or cookies for the break and I think you'll have a good time and plenty of opportunity to learn new songs. That singing will be on January 26th at 1:30 until 3:30 P.M. Bring a friend too.

Syd leads the MO Convention
Long Range Planning
Join folks from all over the central and southern states for the 35th Missouri State Sacred Harp Singing Convention, Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, St. John's United Church of Christ on Highway 94, 11.5 miles west of Marthasville MO (GPS: 38.668206, -91.237433), 9:30 to 3PM both days. Loaner books available.

I'll post a copy of the printed flyers when available, but circle the dates. It's a good way to finish off a winter season and get ready for Spring.

Special Thanks
Thanks to Darryl, for getting out the earlier email about the singing.

Thanks to Walt who will have the Meeting Hall open and warm in time for our Sunday Singing.

Thanks to all of you who come and sing, share your knowledge of Sacred Harp, and share in the fellowship that comes from being part of a group of people who enjoy singing old songs as they were sung so many decades ago and preserving a tradition that we can pass on to another generation of singers.

Just stay safe while you're getting here.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

December's Christmas Singing and Other Reminders...

by Darryl Criss, Newsletter Editor

Hello Everyone. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The Shiloh Singers Dec, singing will be Sunday Dec. 8th, at 1:30 at the Meeting Hall of The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

This will be our Christmas singing, as we will enjoy several Christmas related selections from the Sacred Harp songbook along with our regular fare.

We also encourage any who are inclined to bring snacks for our fellowship time to celebrate the season.

As always, all are welcome to meet for Lunch at AQ chicken beforehand. We gather around noon.

Also, a few other events of note:
Sunday night after the singing Dan Brittain. our Director of Music, will be in a concert in Rogers at the First Nazarene Church. The concert starts at 6:00 P.M. Several of our members plan on attending the concert after our singing.

And on Monday. our friend, Norma Dickerson, will be singing in the Cross Church Christmas program at the Pinnacle location at 7 p.m.

Lots going on at this wonderful time. Hope to see everyone Sunday.

P.S. Brings snacks! LOL
(That sounds suspiciously like a B.R. note!)

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Back to a normal schedule for November!

Hello friends and neighbors.

Hope November is treating you well. I am told that our Fall All Day Sing was a great success. We over 25 singers from several states. Even though, due to illness, funerals and a trip to Alaska, our Bass section was a little thin, a wonderful time was had by all and I’m so sorry I had to miss this year.

Our next singing will be Sunday Nov. 10, at 1:30 at the Meeting Hall of The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Visitors are always welcome to the singing as well as the before singing gathering at AQ Chicken in Springdale at noon for lunch. 

The 4th Sunday Singing at the West Fork Library Meeting Hall 
restarts this month from 1:30 to 3:30 on November 24th. 

Update: The December schedule looks like we can have both our singings early in the month before it gets too close to Christmas. Please let us know if we need to make any adjustments for events that may not already be on everyone's calendar. 

Thanks to Darryl for getting the newsletter out this month and starting the text for this short post on the web site. We'll try to add pictures from the Fall singing and any updates as time permits.