Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp & Shape Note Singers

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Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp & Shape Note Singers

Malucci’s Bakery (formerly Bon Matin Bakery, Berryville VA, at the corner of Main and Church Streets. From the intersection of Rt 340 and business RT 7, go one block east on Main   St. Potluck dinner at 6pm. No kitchen use available.

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.