June 2016 Singings
Updated June 10, 2016
Update June 10: Due to the conflict with funeral services for Earlis McGraw, the Raymond Hamrick Memorial Georgian Harmony Singing is cancelled for tomorrow, Saturday June 11th. (Our next all day Georgian Harmony Singing will be the Saturday before the 1st Sunday of September, also in Roberta).
Earlis McGraw's visitation is Friday June 10, 2016, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel, funeral Saturday June 11, 2016, 2:00 PM at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel. Interment at Holly Springs, They are requesting singing prior to the service at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 11th. If you would join us, please try to arrive by 1:45pm. Here is the information from the funeral home, and a link to the obituary. http://www.hightowerfuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/highto0/memsol.cgi?user_id=1808535
So many wonderful singings this month! Let's get right to it.
June 2, 1st 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.
June 3, Fri., Songs Abound singing at home of David Brodeur and Andy Ditzler. 7:00 p.m. Songs Abound is an occasional series of singings in Atlanta, featuring new compositions in the Sacred Harp style by local and international composers, a historical Sacred Harp lesson, and extended lessons from alternate tune books. Songs Abound events are an enjoyable way to improve our sight-reading skills, allow composers to hear their tunes, and deepen our knowledge of shape note singing. The second Songs Abound will begin with a look at Sacred Harp 505 (Where Ceaseless Ages Roll), in its quite different original version as published in the 1960 Sacred Harp. We will sing new compositions by Stanley Smith (Ozark, Alabama), Ryan Bowman (Cantonment, FL), and Tom George (Fyffe, Alabama). In the second half, our guest singing master Lauren Bock will present an extended lesson of tunes from the Northern Harmony, a tunebook of historic and contemporary compositions. Please contact andy -at- andyditzler dot com for address and directions.
June 4 and 5, 1st Sun. and Sat. before, Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, near Bremen. 9:30 a.m. 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.
June 8, 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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts).
June 11, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Website: http://www.savannahsacredharp.com/ Info: Gene Pinion, genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com, (912) 655-0994.
June 11, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Calvary-Fletcher Singing (Christian Harmony, 7 shape). Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, N.C. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Singing from The Christian Harmony (1873/2015), the Folk Heritage Edition, or The Christian Harmony Carolina Book reprints, 1994 or 1979. Dinner on the grounds at noon. Directions: http://www.christianharmony.org/harmony/directions/calvary.html. Info: Dan Huger, 828-274-8899, dehuger at gmail dot com.
June 11, Sat., CANCELED Raymond Hamrick Memorial Georgian Harmony Singing, Roberta Civic Center, Roberta, Georgia. Contact/info: John Plunkett, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, 470-230-5757.
June 12, 2nd Sun., "June Singing" in Alpharetta, Alpharetta City Hall (**NEW**), 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Singing will be in the Rotunda, and covered dish lunch will be inside in the pre-function area right next to the Rotunda. Parking is in front and to the side of the building and there is also a parking deck. Directions: Take Ga. 400/U.S. 19 North to Exit 9, Haynes Bridge Rd. Turn left onto Haynes Bridge Rd. Turn left onto Old Milton Parkway, then right onto S. Main Street. The courthouse will be on the right. (From Google.) Info: Helen Bryson, 770-381-9093, or Faye Holbrook, 770-490-4232.
June 12, 2nd Sun., United Note Singing, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 3228 Hwy 101 North, Yorkville, GA 30153 This is about an hour from Atlanta, west of Marietta.
June 14, Tues. evening, Athens, Ga. monthly "teenth Tuesday" singing from the 1991 revision Sacred Harp, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the home of Shannon Primm. Optional beginners' introduction, 6:30 p.m. Info: Shannon Primm, sprimm -at- yahoo dot com. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22285031545/.
June 16, 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: https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaSacredHarp.
June 16, 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 .
June 16-18, Thurs., Fri. and Sat. before 3rd Sun., National Sacred Harp Convention - First Christian Church, 4954 Valleydale Road, Birmingham AL. All the information is at this link: http://home.olemiss.edu/~mudws/national.html
June 18, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Moore, Graves, and Calvert Memorial - Addington Chapel, 15 miles southwest of Cullman AL, 1.5 miles north of hwy 69 on CR 59.
June 18, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Christian Harmony (7 shape) and Old School Baptist singing at Blue Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, 134 Hyden Tyler Rd., Chatsworth, Ga. 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, singing from the Old School Hymnal. 12:00 - 1:00, lunch at the Church. 1:00 - 2:30, singing from The Christian Harmony (Alabama book, the old black one, if you have it). Directions: Take US Hwy. 411 North from downtown Chatsworth. Turn right onto Old Federal Rd. (just past Auto Zone). Bear right onto Hyden Tyler Rd. The Church is approx. one mile from Hwy. 411. Info: Greg Smith (706)980-8176; David Smith (706)980-0442 .
June 19, 3rd Sun., Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, near Ephesus, Ga. 10:00 a.m. Take Georgia Hwy. 100 (Exit 5 from I-20 south to Ephesus School. Turn left onto Ephesus/ Roosterville Road, go 2.5 miles, turn right.
June 19, 3rd Sun evening, 6:00p-8:30pm, 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. Metered spaces are free on Sunday. Contact Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information.
June 22, 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.com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766 . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts).
June 25, Sat. before 4th Sun., Salem United Methodist Church, on Alabama Hwy 9, 7 miles east of Cedar Bluff AL, 1 mile from Georgia line. (Note: Ga. Hwy. 20 from Rome becomes Hwy 9 when it crosses the border.) 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Info: Henry Johnson, 256-027-4915, hanster418 -at- gmail -dot- com.
June 26, 4th Sun., DeLong-Roberts Memorial Singing, Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 4490 State Bridge Way, Alpharetta, Ga. Directions: Go north on Ga. 400, exit at Old Milton Parkway, turn right (east). Go for about 3 miles; pass a large Publix on the right and as passing a Shell station on the left, get into the left lane. At the next intersection, turn left onto Kimball Bridge Road. There is a concrete divider - don't take the first left turn lane, take the second left and go across the street directly into the church parking lot. Info: Jesse Roberts, 678-432-6175, jroberjr -at- bellsouth -dot- net.
June 26, 4th Sun., United Note Singing, Shiloh Baptist Church, 205 West Cooper Avenue, Dallas, GA 30132. This is also about an hour from Atlanta, to the west of Marietta.
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