February 2013 Singing ~ Upcoming Singings ~ Online Resources ~ Sacred Harp Europe ~ Regular Michigan & Ontario Singings ~ Quotes
Sacred Harp Detroit
February 2013

Sacred Harp Detroit
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, the 24th of February, 2013
1081 West Auburn Road
Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309

Free parking is available across the street at the Insurance Agency.
Please be careful crossing the street.


Upcoming Scared Harp Detroit Singings

Sacred Harp Detroit's March singing will be from 2-5pm on Sunday, the 24th of March and the April singing will be from 2-5pm on Sunday, the 28th of April.

Please confirm dates, times, and locations by calling (313) 355-0367 or visiting our facebook page before traveling, especially if you are coming any significant distance.

The 2013 schedule is available here and these dates can be penciled into your planner now to block out the times for the year.

Please spread the word about Sacred Harp Detroit among your friends and relations that may be interested and encourage them to do the same!

Sacred Harp Online Resources II

Last month's newsletter concentrated on audio and video recordings of Sacred Harp singing.  This month's is going to step back a bit and identify two key Sacred Harp resources.

The first is Sacred Harp Singing, the web site of the Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association which publishes the annual Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings and hosts Camp Fasola, an annual day camp for the teaching and singing Sacred Harp.

The second is Dr. Warren Steel's site , also called Sacred Harp Singing. It is more comprehensive, contains sections contributed by other authors, and numerous links to off-page Sacred Harp resources.

They are practically canonical; if you go nowhere else, these two will either directly answer your questions or point you to answers for pretty much any- and every-thing Sacred Harp.

Sacred Harp Singing in Europe

Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg (a doctoral student at Emory University and Vice President of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company) has written two excellent articles about the development of Sacred Harp in Europe.

"Come Sound His Praise Abroad" provides an overview and then addresses Sacred Harp activities in Europe in the Fall of 2012, including the United Kingdom Sacred Harp Convention, Camp Fasola Europe, and the 1st Polish Sacred Harp Convention.

A second article, "To Meet To Part No More" , is focused on how Sacred Harp took root in Ireland and the first Ireland Sacred Harp Singing Convention conducted in 2011. Both are worth a read and may provide food for thought about how to grow Sacred Harp in Detroit.

Regular Michigan Singings

Ann Arbor
2nd Sundays 2-5pm
4th Sundays 2-5pm
East Lansing
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7-9pm
3rd Sundays 4-6 pm

Regular Ontario Singings

2nd Sundays 7-9pm
3rd Fridays 7-9pm
Last Sundays 2:30pm
8:30-9:30 Various Tuesdays
3rd Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm

Sacred Harp Quotations

"It is not what people might call beautiful, but it is sublime."  Unknown.

"The Sacred Harp book is a ticket to a community."  Barton Creeth's friend.

"If there is anything I have learned from singing Sacred Harp, it's to make mistakes joyfully."  Clarissa Fetrow.

"People may say I can't sing, but nobody will say I didn't sing."  Unknown.

"What is more spicy than being Canadian, I ask you?"  David Rakoff.

Sources are sought for those identified as unknown.
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