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


November 2015 Singings

Updated November 12, 2015

Update: the Biweekly singing on November 11 has moved. The one on November 25 has been canceled because of Thanksgiving. See below.

November's turned out to be a great singing month, great singings to travel to, 4 conventions, and our local evening singings too!

Nov. 1, 1st Sun., Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, 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. 5, 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. We meet in the Education building next to the sanctuary. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: Malinda Snow, (404) 892-6836, msnow - at-

Nov. 6, 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.

Nov. 7, 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 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. 7, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, 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. 8, 2nd Sun., Calhoun County Convention - Oak Hill Baptist Church, County Line Road, 2 miles south of Oxford AL.

Nov. 11, 2nd Wed., 2nd Wed., Biweekly singing. PLEASE NOTE: The venue for this Second Wednesday singing has been changed to: 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). Contact: Matt Hinton 404.918.4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo -dot- com, or John Kelso, 678.668.5766 . Facebook:

Nov. 14, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Tri-County Convention - Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 8790 Vaughn Road, Montgomery AL (1991 and Cooper Revision). Info: Bill Hogan, will_muse -at-

Nov. 14, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Singing from the Georgian Harmony (Raymond Hamrick's book) 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.

Nov. 14, 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. 15, 3rd Sun., Elder and Mrs. Jason Davis Memorial, Calhoun, Ga. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The singing is moving to a beautiful, acoustically fantastic historic church, 8 miles from Calhoun. 3845 Sugar Valley Road, Sugar Valley, GA. N 34 34.469. W 85. 1.487 Directions: (Google): Take I-75 north to Resaca, take Exit 320, turn left onto Ga. 136, Resaca Lafayette Rd., go 4.4 miles, turn left onto Hill City Rd. NW, go 1.3 miles, turn left onto Ga. -136 Connector E, church will be on the left. Facebook: Information: Judy Mincey, 770-773-0818, mincey.judy -at- yahoo -dot- com

Nov. 15, 3rd Sun, evening, 6:00p-8:30p 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.

Nov. 17, Tues., 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:

Nov. 19, 3rd Thurs. evening, Chattanooga monthly singing, 7PM-9PM, Old Fire Hall, 4501 St. Elmo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN. Contact: Judy Mincey, mincey -dot- judy -at- yahoo -dot- com, 770-773-0818.

Nov. 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.

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

Nov. 25, 4th Wed., Biweekly singing CANCELED because of Thanksgiving. Contact: Matt Hinton 404.918.4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo -dot- com, or John Kelso, 678.668.5766. Facebook:

Nov. 28 and 29, 5th Sun. and Sat. before, Union Musical Sacred Harp Convention, Sweetwater Chapel, 1000 Pleasant Hill Rd., Lawrenceville, Ga. 10:00 a.m. Directions: From the Atlanta Perimeter Highway - I-285. Take I-85 North to Exit 104 (Pleasant Hill Road). Turn right, go about 2 miles; the chapel will be on the left. You'll need to go to the end of the concrete divider and make a U-turn at the next light to getback to the church. (or you can turn right on Bob Hannah Circle andthat will bring you around to the light and you can turn left onto Pleasant Hill Road). Info: Helen Bryson, 770-381-9093, helen.bryson -at- bellsouth -dot- net or Scott DePoy, 404-237-1246, scott.depoy -at- gmail -dot- com .

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