Workshop: Sacred Harp Singing
October 17, 2015 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join Bristol Sacred Harp for an introduction to the Sacred Harp tradition of choral music that originated in the American South during the early nineteenth-century.
Sacred Harp is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. Sacred Harp “singings” are not performances. There are no rehearsals and no separate seats for an audience. Every singing is a unique and self-sufficient event with a different group of assembled participants. The singers sit in a hollow square formation with one voice part on each side, all facing inwards so we can see and hear each other.
Sacred Harp is an inclusive singing tradition, and is suitable for absolute beginners. Music is written using an easy-to-learn system known as shape notes, which participants will be taught.
£8 (£7 Museum members) To register, phone 01225 820866 or use our contact form.
All participants must register to take part in courses, workshops, talks, and some children’s workshop
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