is the home for sacred harp singing in the Pacific Northwest,
the states of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska). Sacred Harp singing is
religious folk music sung a cappella (no instruments) in four parts
Sacred Harp, a tunebook printed in shape notes (i.e., the noteheads
are one of four shapes, though otherwise standard music typesetting is
followed). The book was first published in 1844 and has been
in print since then. Any type, quality, or range of voice will find a
and important place with us. If you are new to Sacred Harp singing,
free to drop by to listen or, better yet, to join in. Beginning singers
are always welcome and musical reading ability is not a requirement. At
a Sacred Harp singing, there is no admission charge, no choir director,
no rehearsal, no performance, no membership - just singing that many
as the most powerful, most intense musical experience of their lives.
Us at a Singing Click on the link at the
for a Washington state singing or an Oregon state singing or an Alaska state singing to find one
Fasola summer camp should be on your schedule for next
|Doug Plummer videos of PNWSHS history: Sacred Harp Singing in the Pacific Northwest I and Sacred Harp Singing in the Pacific Northwest II|
|Handout on Minor Songs and Accidental.
|Get your FREE FREE FREE WORKBOOK on the basics of Sacred Harp singing here.|
Monthly Sat before 2nd Sun Cooper Book Singing on hiatus: meets
at the Auburn Adventist Academy Church, 5010 Auburn Way S, on outskirts
of Auburn, It will not meet again until October. Click here for googlemaps photo of church.
Olympia All-Day Singing. Saturday
June 1, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (registration at 9:00 am) at the Women's
Club, 1002 Washington St SE, Olympia. For more details email ElliotMa
-at- evergreen.edu or go to Olympia Shapenote on Facebook
Monthly 3rd Fri Cooper Book Singing is back on schedule at the Vlach home -- from 6 (for potluck) to 9 pm.
Index to 2012 Cooper An
index to the composers, arrangers, and sources of tunes in the new 2012
Cooper Sacred Harp, in PDF. You'll need to trim the pages and fasten
the left side to make a booklet out of it. Click here.
Whidbey Island, WA The
singers on Whidbey Island used to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This
has changed, starting Sunday May 6: they will meet on the 1st Sunday of
the month, from 3-5 pm at the Langley United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall on Anthes St in Langley. See our WA Monthly Singings
(on the left) for contact info.
Buckley in August Coming
up on Aug 17 & 18. Saturday is the Mt Rainier Cooper Book Singing
and Sunday is the Willard Birthday Singing (also uses Cooper SH). Both
meet at Buckley Hall.