June 2013 Singings
Updated June 18, 2013
Update: Singing added June 30 (Sylvester)
Update: Singings added Tuesday, June 18 (Rome) and Thursday, June 20 (Chattanooga)
Shape-note singing is bustin' out all over!
Registration is open for Camp Fasola, 4-shape/Sacred Harp camp, Adult emphasis June 9-13; Youth camp July 1-5, Camp MacDowell, Alabama. Also Camp Doremi, 7-shape/Christian Harmony camp, August 8-11, Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, N.C.
Note: Delong-Roberts Memorial singing back at Ebenezer church in Dunwoody; the Tunes from the Tombs demo singing at Oakland cemetery on June 8.
May 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- billnet.org, (706) 789-3916.
June 1 and 2, 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, 2, 1st Sun., Liberty Decoration Day Singing, Liberty Church, Henagar AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central Time). From Henagar crossing, take Hwy. 40 west 0.6 miles to the Farmer Telephone Cooperative, turn right and go to dead end, turn right, take first left past Henagar Methodist Church onto Liberty Road, church is on right, after 1.3 miles. Info: David Ivey, 256-922-8090, david -at- davidivey -dot- com
June 6, 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.
June 8, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road, Savannah. Info: Gene Pinion, (912) 655-0994 or genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com.
June 8, Sat. before the 2nd Sun. , Raymond Hamrick Birthday Singing, from Raymond Hamrick's Georgian Harmony. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.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. Contact/info: Oscar McGuire, omcguire -at- pstel -dot- net or cell # 478-955-6135 Come help celebrate Raymond's 98th birthday
June 8, Sat., "Tunes from the Tombs" - demonstration singing at Oakland Cemetery as part of the musical fundraiser. At 6:00 p.m. singers will sing on the "grey lot" stage near the bell tower. Contact John Plunkett, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, 678-763-7292 for more information if you can help.
June 9, 1st Sun., Alpharetta singing, Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 4490 State Bridge Way, Alpharetta, Ga. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with covered dish lunch at noon. Directions: Take Ga. 400 north to Exit 10, go east approximately 3 mi. turn left onto Kimball Bridge Rd, next take second left, and go across the street directly into the church parking lot. Info: Helen Bryson, 770-381-9093.
June 12, 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.
June 13, 14, and 15, Thurs.-Sat., National Sacred Harp Singing Convention, First Christian Church of Birmingham, 4954 Valleydale Rd., Birmingham, AL. 9:30 a.m. Central Time. Info: Mark Davis, 601 940-1612, horn3tech -at- yahoo dot- com, Hubert Nall, 205 822-0373, 205 529-0288, hubertcnall -at- bellsouth -dot- net , or Gaston White, 205 879-1909, 205 901-6274, pgwhite1909 -at- gmail -dot- com. Web page with more details including accomodations, alternate singings, social, and directions: http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~mudws/national.html
June 15, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Blue Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, Chatsworth, Ga. 10:30 - 12:00 singing from the Old School Hymnal (# 11), 12:00 - 1:00 lunch at the Church, 1:00 - 2:30 singing from Christian Harmony books. Directions: The Church is located at 134 Hyden Tyler Road. 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. Books: The Christian Harmony (2010) and Alabama Christian Harmony. CONTACT: Greg Smith (706)980-8176; David Smith (706)980-0442; Emily Creel, 205-435-3314, emleepc -at- yahoo -dot- com; Tim Cook, timcook -at- uab -dot- edu.
June 15, 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 16, 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 18, Tuesday, a special singing on the Campus of Berry College in Rome, GA beginning around 6PM at the church which is part of the Possum Trot School. The buildings will be open at 5PM and we can start singing as soon as we can cover the parts. It is a beautiful old all wood structure. I (Judy Mincey) have sung some gospel there and it sounds great! This is in conjunction with the annual Conference of the American Association of Country Schools.
June 20, Thursday, is the monthly singing at the Chattanooga Folk School on Rossville Avenue in downtown Chattanooga. Beginning at 7 PM. 1991 revision of the Sacred Harp. Check out the Facebook page for Folk School of Chattanooga (https://www.facebook.com/chattanoogafolk) or drop Judy Mincey a line anytime (mincey.judy -at- yahoo -dot- com).
June 22, Sat. before 4th Sun., Salem United Methodist Church, on Alabama Hwy 9,7 miles east of Cedar Bluff AL, 1 mile from Georgia line. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Info: Henry Johnson, 256-027-4915, hanster418 -at- gmail -dot- com.
June 23, 4th Sun., DeLong-Roberts Memorial Singing, Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church, 2325 Roberts Road, Dunwoody, Ga. Directions: If coming from Atlanta, take Georgia 400 to Northridge exit, go straight across exit and continue to corner of Roberts and Spalding Drive. Info: Jesse Roberts, 678-432-6175, jroberjr -at- bellsouth -dot- net.
June 26, 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.
June 29 and 30, Union Musical Sacred Harp Convention, Sweetwater Memorial Chapel, 1000 Pleasant Hill Rd., Lawrenceville, Ga. (the minutes note that this is a date change for this year only) . Both days start at 10:00 a.m. Info: Jeannette DePoy, 404-237-1246, jdepoy -at- gmail dot com, or Jesse Karlsberg, 617-984-9378, jesse -at- JPKarlsberg.com.
June 30, Annual All Day Sacred Harp Singing, Sylvester Georgia.We will begin at 10:30 and will break for dinner on the grounds at 12:00. Mount Pisgah stands as an icon of Sacred Harp Singing in southwest Georgia and is one of the few remaining annual events in the area. We would be delighted to have you join us as we continue on this time honored tradition. Directions to the church: From I-75, take 112 W towards Ashburn and Sylvester. Continue through Sylvester on 112 W to Evergreen/Doerun Rd. Turn left. The church is about 5 miles on right. Contact Trent Peachey for more information, peacheyboy1 -at yahoo -dot- com;
Upcoming: Spivey Hall Singing School (July 19) and Singing (July 20). You can register for the singing school at the website.
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