All-Day Singing doors generally open to attendees at 9:00 a.m.,
and singing starts promptly at 9:30 a.m. There is a potluck meal
at noon, called "Dinner-on-the-Ground", (see under "Guides &
Tutorials" for more) and singing resumes at 1:00 p.m. Things wrap
up about 2:30 or 3:00 p.m. each day. There is no admission charged
(though a freewill offering is collected to pay the rent for the
venue and the miscellaneous expenses of putting on the event), and
anyone may wander in off the street to join us. Songbooks are
available for loan, and for sale. There are also usually
singing-related items for sale. Travellers are invited to arrange
for housing with local singers - email us (see below).
3rd Sunday and Saturday before in February:
The Pacific NW Convention-Washington will meet in 2017 at the
Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle 98117. Incoming
Chair is Clarissa Fetrow, and Rising Chair is Kate Coxon. This
is a Denson Book convention. [explanation: the Pacific NW
Convention has two sessions, one in the Fall and one in the
Spring.] In 2017 for general questions send email to
and if you need to find housing with a local singer send email
Saturday before 2nd Sunday in April:
Bainbridge Island All-Day Singing at Seabold Hall, 14450 Komedal
Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110; doors open at 9:30 am and
singing begins at 10:00 am. This is a Denson book singing.
Organizers are not yet sure if this singing will repeat in 2018.
1st Sunday and Saturday before in May:
Portland Double-All-Day met in 2017 at The Little Church, 5138
NE 23rd Ave. On Saturday the Denson book is used, and on Sunday
The Christian Harmony is used.
Saturday before 3rd Sunday in June:
The Mount Adams Sacred Harp Singing meets in 2017 at Trout Lake
Grange No. 210, 2390 State Highway 141, Trout Lake, WA.
Registration will begin at 9:30 and singing from 10:00 am to 3:30
pm. Camping is nearby and encouraged. This is a Denson Book
singing. Details will be on Facebook; search there for "Mt. Adams
All-Day Sacred Harp Singing at Trout Lake, WA". Questions can also
be sent to pnwshs@pacificNWsacredharpsingers.org and they will be
forwarded on to the organizers.
Saturday before 3rd Sunday in July:
The Wallowa Valley All-Day Singing will be held Saturday, July
15th, at the Hurricane Creek Grange Hall (63081 Hurricane Creek
Rd, Joseph OR 97846) from 9:30-3:00; Denson Sacred Harp. Contact
wallowa@pacificNWsacredharpsingers.org for information about
housing and camping, and other area activities.
1st Saturday in August:
The all-day singing in Eugene used to bounce back and forth
between a late Saturday in July and an early Saturday in August.
The new formula fixes their singing on whenever the first Saturday
of August occurs, which in 2017 will be August 5, a Denson Book
singing. Held at Central Lutheran Church at 18th and Potter in
Eugene. Register at 9, sing from 9:30 till after 3 PM, with
potluck lunch from noon to 1 PM.
3rd Sunday and Saturday before in August:
The Mount Rainier Cooper Book Singing (on Saturday) and The
Willard Birthday Singing (on Sunday) will meet in 2017 at the
Buckley Hall, 127
N River Rd, Buckley, WA 98321. There is a Social on the
Saturday evening at the Willard-Hallock home on the outskirts of
Buckley. On Saturday and Sunday the Cooper book is used, and on
Sunday is added the Willard Hymnary (available at the singing).
Kathy Vlach and Karen Willard are co-chairs.
Saturday before 4th Sunday in August:
The Morton All-Day Singing will meet in 2017 at the Tiller Arts
Center, 239 W. Main St., Morton, WA. Doors open at 9:00 am and
singing goes til 3:00 pm. Dinner on the Grounds at noon; this is a
Denson Book singing. Friday night camping and Saturday night
social at the Fortin family home in Randle (maps at the singing).
Saturday before 1st Sunday in October:
The Vancouver B.C. All-Day Singing will meet in 2017 at
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, 1803 East 1st Ave, Vancouver
BC Canada on October 1. Doors open at 9:00 am and the day ends
at 3:00 pm. Freewill offering, Dinner on the Ground. This is a
Denson Book singing.
3rd Sunday and Saturday before in October:
The Pacific NW Convention-Oregon will meet in 2017 at the
Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny St, Portland OR on the 3rd
Sunday and Saturday before in October. This is a Denson Book
convention. [explanation: the Pacific NW Convention has two
sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.]
Friday and Saturday before the 4th Sunday in October:
The Alaska Sacred Harp Convention will meet in 2017 at Sitka,
Alaska. There is often (but not always) a Singing School on the
Friday early evening, with all-day Singing on Saturday and a
Social on Saturday evening. This is a Denson Book convention. If
you arrive in town on Thursday, singers are often interviewed
that evening on the local radio station; Friday often has whale
watching; and there are tons of hiking possibilities.
Annual Christmas Harp All-Day Singing:
The all-day singing using the shapenote tunebook, An
American Christmas Harp
, will be held in 2017 on December
30, at The Organic Farm at Evergreen, a farmhouse, 2712 Lewis Rd
NW, Olympia WA 98505. Doors open at 9:00 am, singing commences at
9:30 and goes until about 3:00 pm, with Dinner-on-the-Ground at
noon. The Denson Sacred Harp will also be sung from. Loaners will
be available and also for sale.
Olympia's Moveable All-Day Singing:
The all-day singing in Olympia is tied to the academic calendar
of Evergreen State College, and thus changes every year. In 2017
it was held on Saturday, March 11, at The Woman's Club, 1002
Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501. This is a Denson Book