November 2014 Singings

Updated November 6, 2014

Update:Added the 3rd Sunday Virginia-Highland singing

As the leaves finally start to turn and we head into autumn, it's a great time to head out to a singing. Pick out a few from this list!

Note: no singing in Ila this Friday. Also, the Biweekly "4th Wednesday" singings for November and December have been cancelled (but not the 2nd Wednesdays). Also, note different location and times for the Savannah singing.

Nov. 1, Sat. before 1st Sun., Denney Memorial, singing, Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Carrollton, Ga. 10 a.m. Directions: Take I-20 West to Ga. exit #11. Go South on U.S. Hwy. 27 through Carrollton for about 13.5 miles. Turn right on Oak Grove Rd., go about 1/2 mile. Turn Left onto Oak Grove Church Rd. and go about 1/2 mile again. The meeting house will be on the left. Information: Tony Hammock, 678.613.9904 - , or Phillip Denney, 770-830-8355.

Nov. 3, 1st Sun., Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church , near Bremen Ga. 9:30 a.m. Directions: Take I-20 west to the Bremen exit (exit 11, Highway 27). Turn left (south), go to top of hill at BP service station, turn left onto Holly Springs Rd., go to dead end, turn left, go to dead end, church is on left.

Nov. 6, 1st Thurs., Decatur monthly singing, 7:30-9:30, Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd., Decatur. Directions: Church is 1/2 mile west of the intersection of North Decatur Rd. and Clairmont Rd., at the corner of North Decatur and Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: Malinda Snow, (404) 892-6836, msnow - at-

Nov. 8, Sat. before 2nd Sun., 20th Swannanoa Valley Singing, St. James Episcopal Church, Black Mountain, N.C. 10 AM - 3:00 PM. Books: The Christian Harmony Carolina book and the 2010 edition. Directions: from I-40, east of Asheville Take exit 64 onto NC 9 Turn north, toward Black Mtn. At the third traffic light (State Street - US 70), turn Left (west) Follow this road towards the second traffic light Just before this light turn right into the St. James parking lot CONTACT: Joe Holbert, 828-669-7260, email: treeblow -at- bellsouth. net

Nov. 8, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, DIFFERENT LOCATION: Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. The singing will begin at 1:00 p.m. in preparation for a 2pm demonstration singing. After a brief recess, singing will continue until 4pm. Website: Info: Gene Pinion, genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com, (912) 655-0994.

Nov. 9, 2nd Sun., Calhoun County Convention - Oak Hill Baptist Church, County Line Road, 2 miles south of Oxford AL.

Nov. 12, 2nd Wed., Biweekly singing at Trinity Anglican Mission at 7pm. Trinity Anglican Mission is off of Collier Rd on the Westside of Atlanta - 2270 Defoor Hills Road Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318. Contact: Matt Hinton 404.918.4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo -dot- com, or John Kelso, 678.668.5766. Facebook:

Nov. 15, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Singing from the Georgian Harmony (Raymond Hamrick's book) at Liberty Hill Church/Community House, Barnesville, Ga. 10:00 a.m. Directions: From Atlanta: Go south on Interstate 75 to exit 201. Turn right (west) onto Georgia Highway 36 and go about 7 miles. Liberty Hill will be on the left in a small grove of oak trees. Info: John Plunkett, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, 678-763-7292, or Oscar McGuire, omcguire -at- pstel -dot- net or cell #478-955-6135.

Nov. 15, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Cross Roads Church, north of Tallapoosa. 7:00 p.m. Take Hwy 100 north from I-20 through Tallapoosa, 8.6 miles to Cross Roads Church Road (just beyond mile marker #15), turn left, go 2.6 miles, church is on the right at intersection of Cross Roads Church Road and Steadman Road. Info: Donna Bell, 770-715-7675, georgiahatlady -at- hotmail -dot- com, or Cecil Roberts, 770-574,7832.

Nov. 16, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Tri-County Convention - Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 8790 Vaughn Road, Montgomery AL (1991 and Cooper Revision). Info: Bill Hogan, (334) 514-9742, will_muse -at- yahoo -dot- com

Nov. 16, 3rd Sun., Elder and Mrs. Jason Davis Memorial, Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, Harmony Church Rd., Calhoun, Ga. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Directions: From I-75, go east on Ga. 156. Turn right at first traffic light. Church is on the left in second curve. Information: Judy Mincey, 770-773-0818, mincey.judy -at-

Nov. 16, 3rd Sun., Third Sunday evening singing, 6:30 pm-8:30pm, Church of Our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. Church of Our Saviour, Garrison Hall (building across from main church entrance) 1068 North Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306. Parking along N. Highland or Los Angeles. Metered spaces are free on Sunday. Contact Amy Armstrong at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information.

Nov. 18, "Teenth Tuesday" singing in Athens, Ga. from the 1991 revision Sacred Harp, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the home of Shannon Primm. Info: Shannon Primm, sprimm -at- yahoo -dot-com. Facebook page:

Nov. 22 and 23, 4th Sun. and Sat. before, Alabama Sacred Harp Musical Convention, Jefferson State Community College, Eugene Fitzgerald Student Center, 2601 Carson Road, Birmingham, AL. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Central time).). The annual meeting of the Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association will follow the Saturday session at 3:00 p.m. Directions: From Downtown or South. Take I-59 to the Tallapoosa Street / Ala 79 exit. Turn north on Ala 79 and drive 8.7 miles to Carson Road. Turn right on Carson Road. Go 0.4 miles up hill to first traffic light. Turn left at college entrance on Jefferson State Drive. Turn right on College Court West. Follow signs to Eugene Fitzgerald Student Center Info: : David Ivey - (256) 922-8090 david -at- davidivey -dot- com

Looking ahead to December, we will not have a first Thursday Decatur monthly singing at Emory Pres. Instead, there will be the annual Atlanta area Christmas potluck and singing. Dates and location, so you can mark your calendars:

Christmas singing, Saturday, December 20
10a.m. to 3 p.m.
East Lake Commons community house
900 Dancing Fox Road
Decatur, Georgia, 30031

There will be more about this in the December newsletter.

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