If you’re interested in learning more about Shape Note music (and the best way to learn is to start singing yourself!) there are numerous singing groups that meet in Pennsylvania. Some groups meet weekly or monthly, and there are also a number of larger singings during the year; new singers are always welcome, no auditions and no singing experience necessary.
If you would like us to provide information about a singing, drop us a line at pasacredharp[at]gmail.com. Contact information for groups is provided when available.
BERKS COUNTY SINGING (near Reading)
This singing meets the third and fourth Sundays of each month from 5:30-8 PM at Exeter Friends Meeting at:
191 Meetinghouse Road
Douglassville, PA 19518
For more information contact Ted Stokes at 610-689-4083 or EdwardBStokes [at] gmail.com.
BRANDYWINE VALLEY SACRED HARP SINGING (south of West Chester)
This singing meets bimonthly on Monday nights (please call before attending if the weather is bad) from 7-9pm at:
June 5, 19
July 10, 24
Birmingham Friends Meeting,
1245 Birmingham Rd
West Chester, PA 19382.
Contact: Laura Densmore 610 405-2485 or PASacredHarp[at]gmail.com.
ERIE AREA SINGING: This singing is suspended.
This singing usually meets the fourth Sunday of each month at a local singer’s home
from 2-5 PM. In November, the meeting date is the third Sunday to avoid Thanksgiving,
and in December the date is the second Sunday to avoid the Christmas holidays.
Call to confirm the dates.
Contact: Katie Eichenlaub White at 449-5311 or RevKatie52 [at] gmail.com
HAVERTOWN SINGING (near Philadelphia) This singing is suspended.
This singing meets second Fridays of each month from 7:30-9:30 PM at St. James United
Church of Christ, 135 Myrtle Ave, Havertown, PA 19083.
Contact: Marian McKenzie at 610 896-1565 or mmckenzi [at] haverford.edu
LANCASTER AREA SACRED HARP SINGING
This singing meets first Sundays from 3:00 PM-5:30 PM.
1855 Stony Battery Road, Mountville, PA.
Contact: Elizabeth Patton at 717 397-4762 or epatton256 [at] verizon.net or Ruth Wampler 717 471-6055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LEHIGH VALLEY SINGING
This singing meets sporadically through the year. For information, contact Dan Hunter.
Contact: Daniel Hunter at 484 788-4634 or hunterhillfarm901 [at] gmail.com
For singings in the city of Philadelphia, please see Philadelphia Sacred Harp and Shape-Note Singing website.
PITTSBURGH SACRED HARP SINGERS
This singing meets the first Saturday of every month from 1:00-3:30 PM at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Contact: Penny Anderson email@example.com or 412-371-5898 or 412 310-9167
SOMERSET COUNTY SINGING
This singing meets second Thursdays of each month at Mount Union Church
at the corner of Turkey Foot Trail Road and Mount Union Road, near Rockwood
in Somerset County, PA. In January, February and March they meet at
Kingwood Church of God, Rte 281, south of Somersett (because it’s heated!)
For more information, contact Linda Marker at 814-352-8029, or:
mt_union_sacred_harp_singers [at] yahoo.com
Website: Mount Union Church
STATE COLLEGE SINGING (Vaxx, or wear a mask.)
Visit the Central Pennsylvania Sacred Harp web page
This singing meets from 7:00-8:30 pm on second and fourth Mondays
of the month at: Rock Hill School, 1518 Brush Valley Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828.
For GPS: go to intersection of Rock Hill Rd and Brush Valley Rd, turn right, schoolhouse is on right
For more information, please contact Barb Vander Jagt at 814-932-8273 or
yeeaahaa [at] yahoo.com.