Photo by Robert Chambless from his set Chattahoochee Singing August 2, 2014


July 2016 Singings

Updated July 16, 2016

Update: The Third Sunday singing at Church of Our Saviour on July 17 was inadvertently omitted from this page. Fixed now. Don't miss this event!

July singing is HOT! HOT! HOT! Get out there to all of 'em and bring your fan if needed...

Note: For this month ONLY, the First Thursday singing at Emory Presbyterian Church will be moved to the SECOND Thursday (July 14), to avoid conflicts with July 4th vacations, and Camp FaSoLa. Our theme this month will be "Christmas in July".

July 2, Sat. United Note Singing, Bro Arie Arney's Annual Singing, Zion Hill Baptist Church, 70 Zion Hill Drive, Dallas, Ga. 30157, Starting at 1:00 pm. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com.

July 2-3, 1st Sun. and Sat. before, Henagar-Union Convention, Liberty Church, 2 miles north of Henagar AL on Liberty Road. 9:00 a.m. Central Time Sat., 9:30 on Sun. From Henagar Crossing, take Hwy 40 west to the Farmers Telephone Cooperative. Turn right and go to dead end. Turn right, take first left past Henagar Methodist Church (Liberty Rd.). Church is on right, approximately 1.5 miles. Info: David Ivey (256) 922-8090 david -at- davidivey -dot- com .

July 3, 1st Sun., Cross Roads Baptist Church, near Tallapoosa Ga. 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. Take Hwy 100 (exit 5 from I-20) north to Tallapoosa GA, continue on 8.6 miles, turn left onto Cross Roads Church Road (just past mile marker #15), go 2.6 miles, church is on right at the intersection of Cross Roads Church Rd. and Steadman Rd.

July 4, Mon., Independence Day Singing, Lakeview Lodge, Camp Lee, Choccolocco Road, east of Anniston AL. 10:00 a.m. Dutch Treat (lunch is $8.00 each). Info: David Ivey (256) 922-8090 david -at- davidivey -dot- com . Directions: From I-20, exit 188, turn north to Choccolocco Rd., turn right, go 2.2 miles, sign for camp on the right. This is also the beginning of the Camp Fasola Youth Camp which runs from July 4 - 8.

July 7, Thurs., Community Singing at Camp Lee (Fasola Youth Camp), 7:00 p.m. See entry for Independence Day Singing July 4 for contact info, website, etc.

July 9, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church, 2052 Fairview Road, Stockbridge, Georgia. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with dinner on the grounds. Directions: --- From I-20 East, one exit past I-285 east of Atlanta (we think this is exit 69), exit on Wesley Chapel Road. Turn right. Travel 0.3 miles. Turn left on Snapfinger Road. Travel for 7.8 miles Enter turnabout, and take first right on Fairview Road. Meeting house is 0.7 miles on left. --- Or, from I-75 southbound or northbound, take Exit 228, GA-138. (Or, From I-675 southbound or northbound, take Exit 1, GA-138.) Turn east for approximately 1.5 miles to North Henry Boulevard/US23. Turn right. Travel for approximately 2.5 miles to Pinehurst Road. Turn left. Travel on Pinehurst Road until dead-end (approximately 1.2 miles). Turn right on Old Conyers Road. Go approximately 2.7 miles to Flat Shoals Church Road. Turn left on Flat Shoals Church Road. Travel approximately 1 mile to fork in road. Take right fork. Meetinghouse is on left. Information: Jesse Roberts, (678) 432-6175 jroberjr -at- bellsouth -dot- net

July 9, Sat., John C. Campbell Folk Art School singing - 24th session, Brasstown NC. Singing mostly from the 2010 Christian Harmony. 10:30-3:00 p.m. Info: Annie Fain Barralon, (828) 837-2775 ext 110, anniefain -at- folkschool -dot- org. Directions:

July 9, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Website: Info: Gene Pinion, genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com, (912) 655-0994.

July 10, 2nd Sun., Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, , 3965 Glenwood Rd., Decatur Ga. Singing from the 1911 J. L. White edition of the Sacred Harp. Preaching at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15, singing 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Contact: Sandra Wilkinson, sandylou03 -at- comcast -dot- net .

July 13, 2nd Wed, Biweekly Singing at St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, 543 Cherokee Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312 (across from Grant Park) 7:00pm-9:00pm. Enter through the double doors on the basement courtyard level, to the left of the main entrance. Ample street parking (no meters). Tell your friends! Contact: Matt Hinton 404.918.4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo dot com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766 . Facebook:

July 14, Thurs., monthly singing, 7:30-9:30, in the Robinson Fellowship Hall, behind Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta GA 30307. Directions: Half-mile west of the intersection of North Decatur Rd and Clairmont Rd, at the corner of North Decatur Rd and Westminster Way. Parking behind the church, off Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: David Brodeur, david .at. davidbrodeur .dot. com.

July 15, Fri. before 3rd Sun., United Note Singing, Greater Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 3150 Dogwood Drive, Hapeville, GA 30354 (Bro. Anthony King). 7:00 p.m. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com.

July 16, Sat., Sacred Harp Community Singing/Potluck Luncheon at Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, Ga.. 10AM - 3PM with potluck lunch. Free. Information: Malinda Snow, msnow -at- gsu _dot- edu, (404) 892-6836 or Melanie Darby, MelanieDarby -at- clayton -dot- edu, 678-466-4481.

July 17, Sun., Third Sunday singing at Church of Our Saviour, 1068 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Interested in Sacred Harp singing?? Join us this Sunday at 6pm for a very special singing school! Sasha Hsuczyk will give a presentation on the lives and music of 19th century composers (and sisters!) Ann, Sarah, and Priscilla Lancaster. Singing will follow from 6:30-8:30.

July 19, "Teenth Tuesday" Athens Area Sacred Harp Singing at the home of Shannon Primm - 6:30pm - beginners instruction; 7:00 - 9:00pm - singing. Contact Shannon Primm at sprimm at yahoo dot com for directions. Facebook:

July 21, Thurs., Capitol City Shape Note Singing, Loeb Reception Center (near Kiwanis Park), 310 Columbus Ave., Montgomery, AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central Time). Singing from four different books: The Sacred Harp, The Sacred Harp (Cooper Revision), The Christian Harmony and The Colored Sacred Harp. Bring a sack lunch or plan to go to the Farmers Market Cafe across the street. Sponsored by the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture. Information: Joey Brackner, 334-242-4076, ext.225, joey dot brackner -at- arts dot alabama dot gov.

July 21, 3rd Thurs. evening, Chattanooga monthly singing, 7PM-9PM, Bluegrass Grill, 55 E. Main St., Chattanooga, Tennessee. Contact: Judy Mincey, mincey -dot- judy -at- yahoo -dot- com, 770-773-0818. Facebook:

July 21, 3rd Thurs. evening, Bremen monthly practice singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church. 7:00 p.m. Directions: Take exit #11 from I-20, turn south on Hwy. 27, go to top of hill at service station, turn left on Holly Springs Rd., go to dead end and turn left, church is on left. Info: Jason Stanford, jason.t.stanford -at- gmail -dot- com .

July 23, Sat. before 4th Sun., The Swannanoa Gathering Shape Note Singing, in the Morris Pavilion at Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa North Carolina, near Asheville. 10:00-3:00 with dinner on the grounds. Note that Morris Pavilion is an 'open air' pavilion, but is shaded and used for classes taught during the summer. Dress to stay cool and bring your hand fans! Singing from The 1991 Sacred Harp, The Christian Harmony (2010 edition) and The Southern Harmony. Directions: Information: Jane Spencer, jcspencer59 -at- gmail -dot- com, Home:(706) 769-8782, Cell: (706) 410-0982; or Sarah Kehrberg - smkehrberg at gmail dot com.

July 23-24, 4th Sun. and Sat. before, Mount Zion Memorial, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion, Ga. 10:00 a.m.. 8.5 miles west of Carrollton on Hwy. 16. In Mt Zion, turn north on N. Prospect. The church is on the right, just after the school.

July 24, 4th Sun., July 24th, Associated Note Singers, The Center, 985 Oakland Dr. Atlanta, GA 30310. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com.

July 27, 4th Wed., Biweekly Singing at St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, 543 Cherokee Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312 (across from Grant Park) 7:00pm-9:00pm. Enter through the double doors on the basement courtyard level, to the left of the main entrance. Ample street parking (no meters). Tell your friends! Contact: Matt Hinton 404.918.4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo dot com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766 . Facebook:

July 30, Sat. before 5th Sun., Young People's Convention, Morningside Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall, 1411 North Morningside Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30306. 9:30 a.m. Ample on site parking. Wheelchair accessible. Info: Hayden Arp, westgasacredharp -at- gmail -dot- com; John Kelso, johnathonkelso -at- gmail -dot- com, 678.668.5766; or Faith Riley, faithanneriley -at- gmail -dot- com

July 31, 5th Sun., Lacy Memorial Singing, Fuller Cemetery, Ider, AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Just off AL Hwy. 117, 1 mile north from intersection of Alabama Highways 117 and 75. Church is just west of AL Hwy. 117 - follow sign. Info: Reba Windom, brwindom -at- hotmail -dot- com, 256-632-6386.

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