March 2015 Singings

Updated February 28, 2015


March on to these fine singings! Note the special singing demonstration at ChantLanta on the 7th, the special singing at Milltown Music Hall Friday evening on the 20th, and the changed date for April's Decatur Monthly Singing, due to room availability.

Feb. 28, Sat. before 1st Sun., Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Thomaston, Ga. Directions: From the square in Thomaston, turn west on Georgia Alternate Hwy. 74; go 0.7 miles and turn right on Hannah Mill Rd., at the stop sign, go left, church is on the right.

Mar. 1, 1st Sun., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers Memorial, Ephesus School Auditorium, Ephesus, Ga. 9:30 a.m. Directions: From I-20, take exit 5, Ga. 100, south through Bowdon to Ephesus (about 20 miles). The school is right on Georgia Highway 100 in Ephesus. Mar. 5, 1st 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.

Mar. 7, Sat., Sacred Harp demonstration/singing at ChantLanta Sacred Music Festival, Druid Hills Baptist Church, 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30306 (Selah Center). 10:00 a.m. There will be a brief introduction to the art of shape note singing, followed by about an hour of singing from the 1991 Sacred Harp. All are welcome to sing and to listen. Free admission. Donations accepted for charity The Learning Tea. Info: Lisa Bennett, ltb1014 -at- gmail -dot- com, or John Plunkett, 470-230-5757, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com .

Mar. 7, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. Website: http://www.savannahsacredharp.com. Info: Gene Pinion, genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com, (912) 655-0994.

Mar.11, 2nd Wed., Biweekly singing at Trinity Eastside, 630 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA. 30030. 7 p.m.; bring a snack and a friend. 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=t

Mar. 14, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Hoboken Annual Singing (Cooper Revision), Hoboken Elementary School Auditorium, Church St., Hoboken, Ga. 9:00 a.m. Directions From Waycross, GA, travel east on Hwy 82 for 14 miles. Continue on through the traffic light in Hoboken to the other end of town and turn left at the blinking light. Go over the RR tracks for about a half mile and you will see the school on your left. Go around to the front of the building. There will be a hymnbook sing that evening at 7 p.m. at Mars Hill Church in Hoboken. On Friday, you may wish to visit the Sacred Harp Museum display at the Okefenokee Heritage Center in Waycross (http://okefenokeeheritagecenter.org ) and/or come to David & Kathy Lee's house on Friday night for visiting and singing (call them at 912-458-2493 for directions). Information: David Lee, dklee - at - btconline -dot- net.

Mar. 14, Sat. before 3rd Sun., 21st annual William Walker Memorial singing, Second Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, S.C. 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Singing from The Christian Harmony and The Sacred Harp. Church is located across Church Street from Wofford College in Spartanburg; singing is in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a short instructional session on shape notes at the beginning by Dr. Robert Kelley. Lunch on your own. Free parking available across College Street from the church. Enter the Fellowship Hall from College Street at the wrought iron gate and up the steps. Info: Robert Kelley, 864-513-1593, composer -at- mykeyboard -dot- com.

Mar. 17, 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/.

Mar. 19, 3rd Thurs., 7-9 PM, Chattanooga, TN - Old Fire Hall, 4501 St. Elmo Avenue, Call Judy Mincey at 770-773-0818, or email mincey.judy -at- yahoo dot com .

Mar. 20, Fri., Milltown Music Hall, 1031 Alabama Ave., Bremen, Ga. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. http://www.milltownmusichall.com/event_details.asp?event=117. Map: http://www.milltownmusichall.com/map_and_directions2.asp. Info: Jesse P. Karlsberg, jesse -at- JPKarlsberg -dot- com.

Mar. 21 and 22, 4th Sun. and Sat. before, 54th Annual Georgia State Convention, Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, 2063 Oak Grove Church Rd., Carrollton, Ga. Carrollton, Ga. 9:30 a.m. Directions: GPS coordinates: 33.516981, -85.087110. Take I-20 to exit 11. Go south on US 27 for 13.1 miles. Turn right on Oak Grove Road. Turn left at the first crossroad, which is Oak Grove Church Road. The church is about 200 yards on the left. Info: Matt Hinton, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo -dot- com; John Plunkett, John Plunkett 470-230-5757, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, Jesse P. Karlsberg, , jesse -at- JPKarlsberg -dot- com.

Mar. 25, 4th Wed., Biweekly singing at Trinity Eastside, 630 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA. 30030. 7 p.m.; bring a snack and a friend. 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=t

Mar. 28, Sat. before 5th Sun., Georgian Harmony Singing, South Matthews St., Roberta Ga. 10:00 a.m. Singing from The Georgian Harmony by Raymond Hamrick. 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. Contact/info: John Plunkett, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, 470-230-5757.

Mar. 28, Sat., Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia, Grace Presbyterian Church, 13767 Georgia 157. One hour singing school followed by singing. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ET. Info: David Ivey, david -at- davidivey -dot -com Mar. 29, 5th Sun., Ivey Memorial, Liberty Church, Henagar, AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Info: David Ivey, david -at- davidivey -dot -com

Mar. 31, Tues., Decatur Monthly Singing for April. (Moved from Thursday). 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.