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

Arlington, VA: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10:00 am-3:30 pm

Registration begins at 9:30 am.

Potluck Dinner on the Grounds 12:30 pm. Social after the singing.

After cancellations of our traditional two-day Potomac River Conventions over the past three years (2020-22) because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the DC Shape Note Singers invite you to this one-day singing in an outdoor picnic shelter with an acoustically reverberant ceiling.
[photo of Sacred Harp and Shenandoah Harmony tunebooks on grass
with fallen cherry blossoms] [leader and singers at 2007 convention]
Photo at left (or above) by Steven Sabol. Photo on right (or below) by Rachel Speer of the 2007 convention at the Great Falls Grange.

Lacey Woods Park (rear picnic shelter), 1200 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington, VA 22205.

Recommended park entrance at approximate GPS address of 1140 N. George Mason Dr. Plenty of street parking. The site has restrooms, children's playground, and public water fountain (50-yard walk on paved path). No electricity.

[photo of Lacey Woods Park picnic shelter]

All are welcome: beginners, experienced singers, and listeners.
No admission charge -- free-will offering.
Same-day negative covid antigen test expected. Face masks are welcomed but optional.
Please bring a folding chair if you have one, and tunebooks if you have them.
Local singers, please bring a substantial meal to share at the pot-luck luncheon.

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.

2023 Singing co-chairs: Topher Lawton and Alexa Silverman. Contacts link below.

Sponsored by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington

The Convention is announced on Facebook!

[partial score of CLAMANDA from 1859 Sacred Harp]

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