Join us monthly for Shape Note Singing School with Stefani Priskos in Open House from 7 - 9 p.m.
Mondays on June 13, July 25, and August 22, 2022.
Come sing, learn the shapes, contemplate the poetry, and relish the power of voices raised together in song. This event welcomes first-timer and experienced shape note singers to sing from the tune book The Sacred Harp. Simple shapes can be a gateway to singing in harmony and reading music from a page. Experience the beauty of singing 4 parts unaccompanied with the guidance and encouragement of our host Stefani.
July 9, 2022
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Open House
Shape Note All-Day Singing
Join us on Saturday, July 9, 2022 for our annual Shape Note All-Day Singing with Bill and Nancy Hogan, Will Peebles & Nicholas Gattis.
"Sing the shapes" from the Sacred Harp and the Christian Harmony books, singing traditions that date back 200 years and are still practiced in parts of the South.
Originally published in 1866, William Walker's Christian Harmony is the oldest seven shape collection to have remained in continuous use, primarily in Western North Carolina and North Georgia. The Folk School's annual singing takes place in July and draws more than 70 singers from four states.