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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 SH; 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 SH. 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 SH. No offering.
  • Bellingham - as of January 2016 is officially no longer meeting.

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.

Saturday Before 2nd Sunday:

  • Kent - this Cooper SH singing is looking for a new location and is not presently meeting.

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 SH. 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.
  • Spokane Valley - which used to meet at Good Samaritan Center recreation building, 17121 East 8th Ave, from 1:20 to 4:00 p.m. is no longer meeting.

2nd Thursday:

  • Morton - at the Tiller Arts Center, 239 Main Ave, Morton WA, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm; Denson Sacred Harp. This singing is also known as the East Lewis County Singing, the name of their Facebook Group. The singers are few so illness in one or two can cause a last minute cancellation of the singing: always check on Facebook before setting out.

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. 

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. Not meeting in August 2017.
  • 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.

Friday Before 3rd Sunday:

  • Olympia - at Evergreen College, College Activities Building (CAB) to the right of the clock tower as one enters the main campus, at the back of the 2nd floor (Red Square level) in seating in the central corridor; from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Denson SH. No offering.

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].

3rd Sunday:

  • Olympia - is no longer meeting on 3rd Sundays. See above for Fridays before 3rd Sundays.
  • Bellingham - as of January 2016 is officially no longer meeting
  • Billings Montana - has discontinued for now.

4th Thursday:

  • Tri-Cities - has been discontinued as of 24 Oct 2016.

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.

Questions? Email us at PNWSHS@PacificNWsacredharpsingers.org