Participitory singing for all ages with Shape Note Singing


All are welcome to sing shape note music on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro. Shape note singing is powerful, a Capella singing in four part harmony – joyful, deeply moving, and spiritual. Using a form of musical notation developed in New England around 1800, singers first sing through the notes using their syllable names. Song choice and leadership are shared by all who wish. The songs are beautiful and just plain fun to sing. Listeners, beginners and people of all ages are invited to sing this powerful and beautiful music in four part harmony. No musical experience necessary. Singing is from The Sacred Harp and Northern Harmony and books will be available to use. A potluck snack will be shared, free. Enter through the red door on the lower level, off the narrow section of the parking lot. We'll be singing in the upstairs meeting room.

The singing is open to all.


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