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


July 2015 Singings

Updated July 9, 2015

Update: added Church of Our Saviour singing on July 19 that had been accidentally left off

Plenty of good opportunities to sing this month in and around Atlanta! Come join us!! July 1, Thurs., Decatur monthly singing, 7:30-9:30, Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd., Atlanta. 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- gsu -dot- edu .

July 4 and 5, 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 5, 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 6, Mon. 10:00am-3:00pm (CST), Independence Day Singing, Lakeview Lodge, Camp Lee, Choccolocco Road, east of Anniston AL. 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. (The Community Singing that closes Camp FASOLA will be the evening of July 9th. )

July 8, 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

July 11, 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 11, Sat. before 1st Sun., John C. Campbell Folk Art School singing - 22nd 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 12, 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 14, "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 16, Thurs., Capitol City Shape Note Singing, Loeb Reception Center (near Kiwanis Park), 310 Columbus Ave., Montgomery, AL. 10:00 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: (334) 242-4076 ext 225.

July 16, 3rd Thurs. evening, St. Elmo Fire Hall, 4501 St. Elmo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Call Judy Mincey 770-773-0818 or email mincey -dot- judy -at- yahoo -dot- com for more info.

July 18, Sat. Sacred Harp Singing/Potluck Luncheon at Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, Ga. 10AM – 3PM with potluck lunch. Information: Malinda Snow, msnow -at- gsu _dot- edu, (404) 892-6836 or Melanie Darby, MelanieDarby -at- clayton -dot- edu, 678-466-4481.

July 19, Sun., Coweta County Sacred Harp Convention, Historic Court House, 200 Court Square, Newnan, Ga. 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with dinner on the ground at noon. Directions: Take I-85 S to Exit 47; go right to Bullsboro Dr., 4 miles into Historic Downtown Newnan. *GPS coordinates: N 33 37.440, W 84 79.998 Info: John Plunkett, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, 770-356-7523, or Mark Puckett, 770-251-4951 (H), mspjmp -at- dishmail -dot- net for local information.

July 19, 3rd Sun., evening, Church of Our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 6:00 Singing School, 6:30 Singing. 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 streets. Metered spaces are free on Sunday. Contact Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information.

July 22, 4th 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.

July 25, 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: jcspencer59 at gmail dot com, 706-410-0982

July 25 and 26, 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 31, Fri. before 1st Sun., singing at the home of John and Elsie Hollingsworth, Ila, Ga. 7:00 p.m. Singing from the Christian Harmony (7 shape) and the Georgian Harmony. Directions: From Athens: Take Hwy 29 north, towards Danielsville. At the light near the Ingles store, bear left onto Hwy 106. At the next light, about 1 mile, turn right to stay on 106 toward Ila. Just past the 9-mile marker, turn left onto Adams-Clark Road (at the Hill's Automotive sign). Go 1.5 miles to mailbox on right numbered 1574. When driveway splits, bear left. From I-85 North: Take Exit 149 to Hwy 441 at Banks Crossing outlet malls. Turn right onto 441 south. Go about 5 miles to Hwy 98 and turn left. In about 8 miles you'll reach a 4-way stop in Ila. Turn right and go 0.8 mile, then turn right on Adams- Clark Road, go 1.5 miles to mailbox on right, no. 1574; when driveway splits, bear left. Contact: John Hollingsworth, john -at-, (706) 789-3916.


Aug. 1 and 2, Sat. and Sun., 162nd Chattahoochee Sacred Harp Convention, Wilson's Chapel near Carrollton, Ga.

Associated & United Note Singers

July 4th (holiday) 1:00 pm
Bro. Arney's Singing (changed location)
Zion Hill Baptist Church
70 Zion Hill Drive
Dallas, GA. 30157

Friday Night July 17th 7:00 pm
Greater Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
3150 Dogwood Drive
Hapeville, GA. 30354

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