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Monthly Singings

To avoid constantly updating calendar dates for our events, each singing relies on a formula. The most commonly employed, for example, is to say that a singing meets on the 1st or 2nd, etc., Sunday of each month. A casual glance at a calendar lets one immediately know whether that particular singing is happening on the upcoming Sunday. Similarly with the other date formulas. This technique is one we learned from traditional Sacred Harp singings which have been using it since forever (roughly speaking).

1st Saturday:

  • Cowichan Valley - at 909 Lilmac Rd., Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P2 (Vancouver Island) Canada, from 10-noon a.m. Denson Sacred Harp; contact Rosa A.< rosalindadams -at- hotmail -dot- com > and let her know if you're coming from outside the area. Cat in residence; Please come to garage apartment and don't park in front of garage doors.

1st Sunday:

  • Langley, Whidbey Island - at the Langley United Methodist Church, 3rd St and Anthes Ave, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Denson Sacred Harp. No offering.
  • Tacoma - at Trinity Lutheran Church 12115 Park Ave S, Tacoma (aka Parkland), WA 98444 in the Fireside Room, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Denson Sacred Harp. No offering.

1st Tuesday:

  • Vancouver BC Canada - at Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, 1803 E. 1st Ave (at Salisbury and 1st; a block east of Commercial); sing from 7:00 to 9:00 pm; Denson Sacred Harp. Contact vansacredharp@gmail.com.

2nd Sunday:

  • Seattle - at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St at corner with Greenwood Ave N., from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Denson Sacred Harp. Freewill offering collected.
  • Olympia - at Traditions Café, corner of 5th and Water St. from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Denson book. No offering.
  • Corvallis Oregon - at the First Alternative Co-Op's south store, 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. Singing is in the community meeting room -- a yellow building to the NE of the co-op store, behind the purple moon coffee shack. Please park out back or on the street, not in their customer parking lot; from 1:30 to 3:30 pm; Denson Sacred Harp and Northern Harmony.

3rd Tuesday:

  • Vancouver BC Canada - at Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, 1803 E. 1st Ave (at Salisbury and 1st; a block east of Commercial); sing from 7:00 to 9:00 pm; Denson Sacred Harp. Contact vansacredharp@gmail.com.

3rd Friday:

  • West Seattle - at 8609 24th Ave SW. Come anytime after 5 pm as supper starts at 5:45 (bring a donation for the cook) and singing is from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cooper SH. No offering. Note: don't let the formula trip you up as to when this singing occurs. In deference to All-Day events, this singing will not meet in June 2018.

3rd Saturday:

  • Auburn - at 3519 Orchard Pl. SE. Come at 2-ish for a light lunch; singing begins about 3:00 and lasts until about 5:00 pm. Denson Sacred Harp plus handouts. Write to us (see below) for further details if you are not on the weekly email announcements list.
  • Port Townsend - at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 1020 Jefferson St, Port Townsend, WA; from 6 to 8 pm; Denson Sacred Harp; loaner books available.

Saturday Before 3rd Sunday:

  • Vashon Island Singing - the monthly singing is not presently meeting. However, anyone developing a yen for a bit of singing or any visitors to the island who'd like to sing need merely contact Mary Rose O'Reilley [write  PNWSHS@PacificNWsacredharpsingers.org for Mary Rose’s phone number].

Friday Before 4th Sunday:

  • Olympia - at The Commons at Fertile Ground, 911 Adams St SE (actual singing address), from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Both Denson and Cooper Sacred Harps. Freewill offering. Note: because of the formulas used, sometimes this singing and the 3rd Friday singing are on the same date.

4th Sunday:

  • Seattle - at the east wing of Emmanuel Bible Church/Mosaic Community at 503 N. 50th, corner of 50th & Dayton Ave. N (one block east of Phinney), across the street from the south side of Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle;  Parking is available in the church's lot at 49th & Dayton. Metro bus routes 5 (to 50th & Phinney) or 44 (to 46th & Phinney). From 6:30 to 9:00 pm; Denson Sacred Harp. Freewill offering.
  • Corvallis Oregon - at the home of local singers, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm; Denson Sacred Harp and Northern Harmony.

Questions? Email us at PNWSHS@PacificNWsacredharpsingers.org