[28th Annual Potomac River Shape-Note/Sacred Harp Singing Convention]

or The Potomac River Sacred Harp & Shenandoah Harmony Singing Convention

A traditional and powerful singing of American shape-note hymns, fuging tunes, and anthems
in unaccompanied four-part harmony from The Sacred Harp and The Shenandoah Harmony

Washington, DC area: April 1 and 2, 2017

[leader and singers at 2007 convention]
Photo taken at the 2007 convention by Rachel Speer

Location both days: The Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike (Rte. 193), Great Falls, Virginia

All are welcome: beginners, experienced singers, and listeners.
No admission charge -- free-will offering.
Local singers, please bring a substantial meal to share each day that you plan to eat lunch at the convention.

Copies of The Sacred Harp (1991 Edition, successor to the Denson Revision) and The Shenandoah Harmony (first published in 2013) will be available for loan and purchase. Singing at the Saturday session will be limited to The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, while singing at the Sunday session will be limited to The Shenandoah Harmony, in order to enhance the musical and emotional momentum. The Great Falls Grange main hall, which has a wood ceiling and floor and space for around 120 singers, has lively, bright, and clear acoustics ideal for Sacred Harp-style singing. The Grange is now wheelchair-accessible and ADA-compliant.

2017 Convention Chairpersons: Brenda Dunlap, Chair; Matt Roberts, Vice-Chair. See Contacts link below.

Sponsored by [new FSGW logo]

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[photo of Sacred Harp tunebook on grass
with fallen cherry blossoms] [partial score of CLAMANDA from 1859 Sacred Harp]

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