April 2015 Singings

Updated April 12, 2015


Update: The monthly practice singing is starting up again at Holly Springs in Bremen on the third Thursday of the month. See below under April 16 for details.

Please note the change for the Decatur monthly singing, which will be tonight instead of this coming Thursday. (change due to Holy Week services at Emory Presbyterian on Thursday night)

Many of you may be interested in a play at the Alliance Theater/Hertz Stage, featuring our own Scott and Jeannette DePoy!! "Edward Foote" is written by Scott's brother Phillip and features some Sacred Harp singing!!! Details here: http://alliancetheatre.org/production/edward-foote

March 31st, 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 .

Apr. 1, Wed., Singing school taught by Jesse P. Karlsberg, followed by singing from The Sacred Harp. Georgia Mountain Unitarian Universalist Church in Dahlonega, Georgia. 5:30 - 8:10. The singing school is open to the public and will draw a mix of community members and students in a class on the history of religion in Appalachia at University of North Georgia. Jesse says: "I would be thrilled to have the support of any Sacred Harp singers who are free this Wednesday night to help these newcomers learn to sing. We will start with the rudiments and move on to learning and singing songs from the Sacred Harp as the singing school progresses—so if some of you are only able to make it by 6:30 or 7:00, your presence would still be more than welcome. This is also an opportunity for any on this list who would like to attend a singing school to do so in scenic Dahlonega! Hope to see many of you Wednesday night." Directions to the church: From GA 400 you come up Crown Mtn. (not a real big one) and crest it right above the town. When you come down to the town you will encounter a traffic light at Morrison Moore Pkwy. (a.k.a. the bypass). Turn right at the light and immediately turn left on to Park St. The UU Church is the first building on the left; you will easily see it from the light. The church's address is 439 South Park Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Info: Jesse P. Karlsberg, jesse -at- jpkarlsberg -dot- com .

Apr. 3, 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 -dot org, (706) 789-3916.

Apr. 5, 1st Sun (Easter Sunday), Edwardsville Baptist Church, Edwardsville, Alabama. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). 6 miles west of Fruithurst, just off U.S. Hwy. 78 (about 10 miles west of the Ga.-Ala. line).

Apr. 8, 2nd Wed., Biweekly singing at Trinity Anglican Mission at 7pm. The eastside location of Trinity Anglican Mission at 630 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030. 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

Apr. 10, Fri. evening, Elder Homer Benefield, Mildred Benefield, and Mildred Johnson Memorial, Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, 225 Shiloh Church Rd., Waco, Haralson County, Ga. 6:30 p.m. From I-20 take exit #5 for Georgia Hwy. 100 and go south. Turn right onto Shiloh Church Rd., church will be on the left. (According to Google maps)

Apr. 11, Sat. before 2nd Sun., State Line Church, AL. 9:00 a.m. Take U.S. Hwy 78 'til you cross the Ga. State Line, take the first road to the right (Co. Rd. 69), then take the next right (Co. Rd. 207, dirt road), then 500 yards and church will be on left.

Apr. 11, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road, Savannah. Info: Gene Pinion, , (912) 655-0994 or genepinion -at- gmail -dot- com.

Apr. 12, 2nd Sun., Antioch Baptist Church, Ider AL. 9:00 a.m. Central time. Take I-59 north, exit right at Exit 231, turn left onto Hwy. 40/117, go 1.4 miles and turn right on Hwy. 117, go 9.5 miles (cross Hwy. 75), turn right onto Co. Hwy. 141, go 3.9 miles, turn right onto Co. Rd. 783 and immediately back left onto Co. Rd. 782, church is on the left. Contact: Terry Wootten, (256) 632-3830.

Apr. 14, 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/.

Apr. 16, 3rd Thurs. evening, Bremen monthly singing, 7PM, Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Bremen. Jason Stanford writes: "At this time we do not plan to hold a singing school and plan to sing for approximately 1 hour." 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. Contact: Jason Stanford, jason.t.stanford -at- gmail -dot- com, (352)222-9311.

Apr. 16, 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.

Apr. 17, Fri. before 3rd Sun., "SOFA" singing, 7:30 PM-9:30 PM at Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Off Hwy 120 east of Alpharetta. Directions: Going north on Hwy. 400, exit at Old Milton Parkway, turn right (east). Go for about 3 miles; you will pass a large Publix on the right, and as you pass a Shell station on the left, get into the left turn lane. At the next intersection, right before a shopping center on left, turn left onto Kimball Bridge Rd. Don't take the first left lane, take the second left, and go across the street directly into the church parking lot. Contact: Faye Holbrook, cell 770-490-4232. (Will also be held in September October and February.)

Apr. 18, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Middle Georgia Sacred Harp Singing, Union Primitive Baptist Church near Barnesville, Ga.. 10:00 a.m. with an introductory lesson at 9:30. Directions: Turn west on the Johnstonville Road, exit#193 from I-75 (Adjacent to Historical Marker at Old Goggins Store). Church is 7 miles west of I-75 on the right. GPS coordinates: 33.07621259, -84.09338599. Info: Harry Eskew, (478) 750-9968, cell (478) 960-0989, harryeskew -at- cox -dot net.

Apr. 18, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Futral, Nelson and Henry Memorial, Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, AL. 10:00 a.m. (Central time). From I-20, take Alabama Hwy 9, exit 199, go south to Goodwater, turn east onto Hackneyville Rd., go approx. 5 miles to Co. Rd. 83, turn right at church sign, go approx. 0.25 miles, church is on left.

Apr. 19, 3rd Sun., Old Harmony singing, Abernathy, AL. Approx. 10 miles east of Heflin, AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central Time). From 1-20, take exit 210 (Ranburne/Muscadine exit), turn south (right) on County Rd. 60, go 1 mile; church will be on the right.

Apr. 19, 3rd Sun., Pine Grove Church, Lookout Mountain, AL near Collinsville. 9:30 a.m. (Central Time). In Alabama, take I-59 and turn east on AL 68 (exit 205); follow signs to US 11, go south on 11, look for sign to church between mile marker 210 and 211 (turn in almost directly in line with mile marker 211, Hwy 469). Go 2.6 miles, follow signs. Info: Rodney Ivey, rodlivey -at- yahoo -dot- com, 256-899-5855.

Apr. 19, 3rd Sun, evening, 6:00p-8:30p Church of our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 6:00 Singing School, 6:30 Singing. THIS MONTH'S SINGING SCHOOL: Leading Workshop, led by Jesse P. Karlsberg and Lauren Bock. Interested in developing your leading skills? Have a song you'd love to lead that's given you a little trouble? Beginning and experienced singers alike are invited to practice leading songs of their choice and receive helpful feedback from our expert instructors. 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.

Apr. 22, 4th Wed., Biweekly singing at Trinity Anglican Mission at 7pm. The eastside location of Trinity Anglican Mission at 630 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030. 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

Apr. 25, Sat. before 4th Sun., Sacred Harp (1991) singing at Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church, north of Alpharetta. Approx. 10 a.m. From US 19, also called Georgia State Highway 400, going north out of Atlanta: take exit #10 for the Old Milton Parkway and take it west into Alpharetta. At GA Hwy 9, aka Main, turn right (north). Turn left (west) onto Milton St., then right (north) onto Canton St. which becomes Hopewell Road. Go about 5 miles to the 4-way stop and turn left to continue on Hopewell Rd. Turn left on Birmingham Rd. The church is about 2 miles from the intersection, on the right.

Apr. 26, 4th Sun., Alewine-Laminack Memorial, St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2213 County Rd. 14, Fruithurst AL. 9:30 a.m. (Central time). Take US 78 to Fruithurst, turn north (Co. Rd. 35) at Post Office, go to Co. Rd. 49, follow it north to Co. Rd. 14 (Rosewood Community), turn right, go about 2 miles, church is on the left.

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