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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Sacred Harp Singing
Bard Hall, Bard College Campus
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Shapenote music is a fiery form of four-part harmony a-cappella singing. Originating in 18th century New England and continuing right up to the present day in the rural South, shapenote singing is a living breathing tradition of American folk hymnody.

We sing out of a tune book called The Sacred Harp, one of the last books of this tradition still in common use.

We are a community of singing open to all! You don't need to know how to sing or read music to come. No prior experience is necessary: all will be taught. You just need to be ready to make some noise.

There is a weekly beginner's tutorial from Noon to 12.30 followed by a two-hour singing. Songbooks are provided.

Come be part of an exciting 200-year-old American tradition!

For more information, call 319-504-0157, e-mail,
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Time: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Bard Hall, Bard College Campus