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When

Jan 14, 2018
2:00pm

Venue info

First Baptist Church of Waterville

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

Price

Free

Waterville Shape Note Singing

The shapenote singing is a free, participatory event, not a performance. No experience is necessary and beginners are warmly welcomed. Books are available for loan or purchase.

The singing is primarily from the The Sacred Harp, a shapenote 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.