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Jan 13, 2019

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First Baptist Church of Waterville

First Baptist Church of Waterville, 1 Park St., Waterville, ME





Waterville 2nd Sunday Sacred Harp Singing

The monthly Waterville 2nd Sunday Sacred Harp Singing is held on 2nd Sundays* from 2-5pm at the First Baptist Church, 1 Park Street, in Waterville, Maine. This is a free participatory community singing, rather than a performance. No experience is necessary and beginners are always warmly welcomed. Tunebooks are available to use during the singing, as well as to purchase. Feel free to bring snacks to share at the break.

The singing is primarily from the The Sacred Harp, a shape note tunebook that has been in continuous publication with periodic revisions since 1844. The music consists of hymns, fuging tunes, anthems, and other songs in a style rooted in Colonial New England, popular in Maine up until the Civil War and in areas of the rural South and West up to the present day. There may also some singing from the Shenandoah Harmony. Books will be available for loan or purchase. FMI: Peter Golden – 207-332-2021,

*Note: this singing is held on the 2nd Sunday of every month, with the exception of March when it conflicts with the Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Convention. Occasionally a singing will be canceled, so if in doubt please contact Peter Golden (info above).