May 2016 Singings
Updated May 2, 2016
Update: The Liberty Hill singing has been cancelled.
May we sing? We may! And can, and will! Note: Savannah monthly singing will not be held; instead Savannah singers will be attending the Augusta singing on May 7.
May 1, Sun., Cobb-Marietta Note Singers' "May Day Singing" (7-shape) at Zion Baptist Church,165 Lemon Street, Marietta. Singing at 2:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 3:00 p.m. Info: Pat McGregor, mcgregor3691 -at- comcast -dot- net
May 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 Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: David Brodeur, david .at. davidbrodeur .dot. com.
May 8, Sat., Augusta Sacred Harp Singing, Augusta Old Line Primitive Baptist Church, Martinez, Ga. Info: Diane Goldman, dianegoldman -at- ms.com, 716-513-0479. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/889466517829091/
May 8, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Nan Herring Sacred Harp/Christian Harmony singing, Furman University, Greenville, S.C. 10:00am - 3:00pm. Dinner on the grounds. Directions at: http://www.christianharmony.org/harmony/directions/furman.html . Contact: Leon Carnell, carnelllh -at- att - dot- net.
May 8, Sat., United Note Singing (7 shape), 2:00 p.m., Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 2525 Old Lower River Road, Douglasville, GA 30133. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
May 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.com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766 . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts).
May 14, Sat., Mentone Singing, St. Joseph's on the Mountain Episcopal Church, 21145 Scenic Hwy, Mentone, Alabama 35984 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central time. Info: Elizabeth Gentry, 251-301-1098
May 15, 3rd Sun., (CANCELLED)
May 15, 3rd Sun., Associated Note Singers (7-shape), Macedonia Baptist Church, 267 Thornton Street, Atlanta, GA. 6:00 p.m. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
May 15, 3rd Sun., Cane Creek Church, 3.5 miles east of Heflin, AL on U.S. Hwy. 78. Directions: From east to west, turn right after mile marker 181. Church is located between mile marker 180 and 181.
May 15, 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.
May 17, 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/.
May 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
May 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 .
May 21, Sat. before 4th Sun., Mount Pisgah Singing Society, Stroud (Chambers County) AL. 9:00 a.m. (Central time). 14 miles north of Lafayette and 7 miles south of Roanoke on U.S. Hwy. 431 at Stroud. (Cooper Book).
May 22, 4th Sun., United Note Singing (7-shape), 2:00 p.m. Sweet Home Baptist Church, 280 Oak Street (Off Hwy 92), Hiram, GA, 30141. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
May 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.com, or John Kelso 678.668.5766 . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45458433401/?ref=ts).
May 28 and 29, 5th Sun. and Sat. before, 7th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival and Lowcountry Singing Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street, Charleston SC. Saturday, all-day Sacred Harp singing, 10:00-3:00 with dinner on the grounds Sunday, Christian Harmony Singing (7-shape), 2:30-5:50. Parking is available behind the hall; please double up. Info: Tom Ivey email: thomas dot ivey at att dot net, 843-853-3976; or Michael Walker email: mischawalker at aol dot co dot uk. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1586655428322524/
May 29, 5th Sun., Mount Pisgah, Sylvester, Ga. 10 miles southwest of Sylvester. From I-75, take Hwy. 112 to Ashburn and through Sylvester. Turn left on Evergreen/Doerun Road. Go 5.5 miles; church is on the right.
May 30, Mon., Memorial Day, Jack Smith Memorial singing, Oakhurst Baptist Church, 222 East Lake Drive, Decatur GA. Singing from 1991 Sacred Harp from 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., covered dish lunch. Info: Malinda Snow, (404) 892-6836, msnow -at- gsu –dot- edu, or John Plunkett, 470-230-5757, bildad12 -at- hotmail –dot- com
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