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Jan 29, 2019

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First Parish Church, Portland

First Parish Church, Portland, 425 Congress St., Portland, ME


Free, donations accepted to defray cost of renting the space



Portland Maine Weekly Sacred Harp Singing

Come sing with us! The Portland Maine Weekly Sacred Harp Singing is an open community singing where all voices are welcome! No musical or singing experience is expected or necessary, with beginners warmly encouraged to join us. We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 edition of “The Sacred Harp,” and loaner tunebooks are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the American South where it has been kept alive by generations of singing families, churches, and communities, Sacred Harp music and the love of singing it has spread across the country and around the world within the past 40 years. Written and sung as a four part harmony, the music is notated with shapes to facilitate learning and sight reading music (it works!). Come along any Tuesday evening & check it out – we sing from 7-9pm at the First Parish Church, located at 425 Congress St. in Portland, Maine. Whether it’s your first Sacred Harp singing or your thousandth, we look forward to singing with you!