Local Singings

Copyright Laura Densmore 2009

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 is currently CANCELLED due to Covid.

Birmingham Monthly Meeting requires all persons using its meetinghouse to comply with the then current PA Dept. of Health’s Covid-19 guidelines and CDC’s Covid-19 recommendations. To ensure that all of those guidelines and recommendations be followed by all singers at all times, Sacred Harp Singers who sing in its meetinghouse must be vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19.

This singing meets bimonthly on Monday nights (please call before attending if the weather is bad) from 7-9pm at:

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 beautifulfriend05@gmail.com

__________________

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

_________

PHILADELPHIA

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

http://pendletonanderson.com/shape_note_singing/

Contact: Penny Anderson pgh_sacred_harp@fastmail.net 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.

_________