Updated January 7, 2017
Updates: The Kerr Memorial Sacred Harp Singing scheduled for Jan 8 at Campground UMC near Muscadine, AL is cancelled due to concerns about road conditions. The singing school in Greensboro on January 7 is cancelled because of the potential for hazardous driving conditions associated with the predicted winter weather. Added Note Singings on the 15th and 22nd. Savannah monthly singing is on the 14th instead of the 7th and is from 2-4 p.m., contact info for the Auburn singing at St. Dunstan's has changed.
Starting off another great year of singing.
Note the call for singers at singing school Jan 7.
Jan. 1, Sun., New Years Day singing from the Georgian Harmony (Raymond Hamrick's book) at the home of John and Elsie Hollingsworth, Ila Ga. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 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- billnet dot org, (706) 789-3916.
Jan. 5, 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 of Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: David Brodeur, david .at. davidbrodeur .dot. com.
Jan. 7, Sat., Singing school in Greensboro Ga. CANCELLED
Jan 8, 2nd Sun., Uncle Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr Memorial, Fruithurst, AL, CANCELLED because of concerns about road conditions.
Jan. 11, 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) .
Jan. 14, Sat before 3rd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Info: Gene Pinion, genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com, (912) 655-0994.
Jan. 14, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Auburn Sacred Harp Singing, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Central time). St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 136 East Magnolia Avenue, Auburn AL. Info: Robert and Judy Chambless, 334-740-1773, james -dot- chambless -at- gmail -dot- com.
Jan. 15, 3rd Sun, Note singing at New Bethel Baptist Church, 3429 Collard Valley Road, Cedartown, GA 30125, (770) 684-4057. This is a 7-shape gospel singing. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
Jan. 15, 3rd Sun, evening, 6:00p-8:30p Church of our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 6:00 Singing School, 6:30-8:30 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.
Jan. 16, 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/
Jan. 19, 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
Jan 19, 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.
Jan. 21 and 22, 4th Sun. and Sat. before, W. L. Green Memorial and Baldwin County Convention (Cooper Revision) , **NEW LOCATION** Galilee Church, a few miles north of Stapleton AL on Hwy 31. (south of Bay Minette). Holiday Inn Express, Best Western and Comfort Inn are on I-10 at Malbis exit about 10 miles south. Rates are from $76 to $83. Comfort inn is least expensive. Log Cabin Inn in Bay Minette is listed as $54 per night. These rates are from Google. Info: Bill Hogan (334) 514-9742, will_muse -at- yahoo.com .
Jan. 22, 4th Sun, Note singing at New Bethel Baptist Church, 3901 Pool Road, Winston, GA 30187. This is a 7-shape gospel singing. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
Jan. 25, 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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts) .
Jan. 28, Sat. before 5th Sun., Georgian Harmony Singing at the Civic Center in Roberta, Ga. 10:00 a.m. Dutch Treat lunch at (nearby eateries include Hudson's BBQ, Subway, Big Chick, and about 3 other local places). Directions: From Atlanta -I-75 South to I-475 South. Turn right/west onto Hwy 80W (Eisenhower Parkway) to Roberta. Or, from Macon, take Hwy 80W to Roberta. In Roberta, turn left/south on N. Mathews Street. It becomes S. Mathews Street when you cross over Agency Street. The Civic Center, which is actually an old wooden church (good acoustics), is located at 93 South Mathews Street, just south of the old part of the town, next to the recycling center. South Mathews is one block east of Highway 341. Info: John Plunkett, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, 678-763-7292, or Oscar McGuire, omcguire -at- pstel -dot- net or cell #478-955-6135.
Jan. 29, 5th Sun., Ivey Memorial - Liberty Church, 2 miles north of Henagar AL on Liberty Road. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Directions: 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)881-5291, david -at- davidivey -dot- com .
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