Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp & Shape Note Singers

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Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp & Shape Note Singers

Millwood Community Center,  1610 Millwood Road, Millwood VA 22646. From Rt 340 at the blinking light in Boyce, head east past Powhatan School. Look for white frame   building on the right; from Rt 50, head west on Rt 255, west on Rt 723 about 1/2 mile past the Post Office and General Store. Potluck supper at 6 p.m.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp and Shape Note Singers meet (generally, but not always) on the first Saturday of the month to sing from the  Sacred Harp and The Missouri Harmony. Shape note singing is a non-denominational community, musical, and spiritual event emphasizing participation, not performance. The music is sung a cappella without harps or any other musical instrument. The music is printed in “patent notes”  wherein the shape of the note head indicates the syllables FA, SOL, LA, and MI.  The book includes early and later American psalm tunes, fuging tunes, and anthems, as well as Scotch Irish folk songs and revival hymns. Books are available for sale. All are welcome, no experience necessary! Call John or Kelly for more information at (540) 955-2660. Send us your email address if you would like to be put on our electronic mailing list; to  jdelre@visuallink.com. Or let us know if you would like to be removed from the list.