Traditional shape note singing

Jan 07, 2013

Belfast — The monthly shape note singing will take place Monday, Jan. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Church UCC, 8 Court St.; use hall entrance on Spring Street. Shape note is an energetic four-part unaccompanied community singing dating from Colonial New England; it also is known as “Sacred Harp” singing.

The evening is open to all, at no cost, and newcomers are most welcome. Books will be available for loan and purchase. Singers will warm up by singing songs about winter and the cold. For more information, call 338-1265 or 594-5743.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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