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Eugene Sacred Harp All-Day Singing
August 4 • 9:00 am - 3:30 pm• donation
The Eugene Sacred Harp Singers welcome the public to participate in our annual all-day shape note singing. This American traditional music goes back to colonial days and is sung a cappella in four-part harmonies, with each part being melodically interesting in its own right. We sing from the Sacred Harp, the most widely used shape note hymnal, first published in 1844; the most recent edition was published in 1991.
Although the music is of a spiritual nature, the group sings for the love of the music and does not adhere to any religious tradition or beliefs. The core of dedicated singers welcome new singers and drop-ins, with no auditions or commitments required.