East Texas Sacred Harp

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  1. rlvaughn

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    If anyone is in the TX/AR/LA/OK area, and are interested in old shape note religious folk music (or if you would enjoy a day or two of almost non-stop singing), I would like to invite you to the EAST TEXAS SACRED HARP SINGING CONVENTION - Community Center @ South High & Fairpark, Henderson, Texas, August 9 & 10, 9:30 a.m. til 2:30 a.m. Continental breakfast & lunch are provided, plus there will be a Saturday night informal gathering which includes a light supper and opportunities for more singing, socializing, or recreation. Come see us.

    For more information, directions, etc. private message me. For more info on Sacred Harp - The Sacred Harp Home Page and Sacred Harp Singing in Texas.
     
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    Man, I wish I could go... it sounds like a great time of worship! Unfortunately, I'm booked this weekend. But thanks for the invite! Let us know how it goes!

    In His Grip,
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    Yes. That sounds different. I think I would have enjoyed it.

    Wish it was closer to me.

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    Joshua, we'll be in College Station the last weekend of February. That's not very far from you. Keep us in mind.
     
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    Nope, CS is only about 45 minutes! Keep me posted! [​IMG]

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    I'll try to remember to remind you when it gets closer. In the meantime, here are a couple of references you might wish to consult:
    Sacred Harp FAQ
    Annual & Monthly Singings

    We had a wonderful time in Henderson. There were approximately 200 singers, with about 80 who took turns leading the congregation each day (one at a time of course). In addition to local singers, we had visitors from Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois and other places. Wish you could have been there.
     
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    Sounds like fun! I've been to the Seattle Sacred Harp a couple times, but haven't been able to participate fully because I'm just not a nimble enough sight-reader (shaped or otherwise) and I don't know the fasola bit at all. But even just to listen to, it's a treat. Now that I have wife who sings, maybe we'll try it together.

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    ALL DAY SINGING AND DINNER ON THE GROUND

    Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church will host an "all-day" Sacred Harp singing Saturday October 4th. Singing will begin at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. The singing will be from the 1992/2000 W. M. Cooper Revision of The Sacred Harp (originally published in 1844), and is performed "singing school" style - a cappella, and the syllables ("fa,sol,la") are sung before singing the words. The church building is located in Rusk County, Texas, about 5 miles west of Mt. Enterprise on FM 2496. Everyone invited. Come and experience it for yourself.
     

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