There will be no Upper East Side singing this month. It is Easter, and many of us will be at the New Haven All-Day Singing (highly recommended).
Look for the Midweek singing in the Fellowship Hall of St. John’s Lutheran on Wednesday. The church itself will be in use for Holy Week services.
We had a fine time at Brooklyn singing yesterday, with two Shen Harm committee members, Rachel and Dan, out from Pennsylvania, Stuart Jackson visiting from Long Island (let’s hope he comes more often, a treasure on treble or tenor), JR in town from I don’t know where, and Christina down from Boston. Superdelicious raspberry macaroons by Nancy Britton got a jump on the Passover season. Thanks, everyone. More notes later.
A bunch of the locals will be going up to the New Haven All-Day this coming Sunday, Easter, but as far as I know the regular Third Sunday singing on the Upper East Side will take place as usual.
Today’s regular East Village singing has been translated to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Greenwich Village (our Wednesday location) to accommodate a visiting 38-person French gospel choir. Aldo Ceresa will run a beginner’s singing school for part of the session and local singers are strongly encouraged to come and support the school and to meet French singers devoted to American gospel music. Bring your own book if you have one as loaners will be in high demand, and please also note the 2 pm start time. The Facebook event listing is here.
St. John’s will be busy with Ash Wednesday celebrations tonight, so we’ll start half an hour late, at 7:30. Check for a sign on the door in case we’re in the fellowship hall next door. (That’s at St John’s Lutheran Church, Greenwich Village — Christopher Street west of Seventh Avenue.)
At St. John’s Lutheran Church, Greenwich Village, New York. Singing from THE SACRED HARP, 1991 Denson edition.
Present: Sean, Jacob, Jordan, Sam, Rebecca, Gideon, Ann, Charles, Charlotte, Gwen, Jason, Carol, Sarah K., Mary Jane, Nancy B., Adam, Liora, Zach, Ian H, Jon, nbm. New: Jack, Paula, Hannah, Steven, Will, two more.
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At JIMMY’S NO. 43, 43 East Seventh Street between Third and Second Avenues. Singing from THE SACRED HARP, 1991 Denson edition.
Present: Bethany, Jon, Charles, Paul, Jordan, David, Sam, James, Isabel, Emily, Aldo, Rebecca, Liora, nbm. Visiting: Ben Bath.
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At St. John’s Lutheran Church, Greenwich Village. Singing from THE SACRED HARP, 1991 Denson edition.
There were quite a few new people, some of whose names I missed. Happy birthday, Calvin! I don’t know for sure why my song list is so short but I guess I had to leave early.
Present: Ann, Charlotte, Gwen, Aldo, Carol, Rachel, Nancy B., Jon, Charles, Sarah K., Sam, Merv, Zach, Rebecca, Sasha, Sarah L, Al, Adam, Dick, Jason, Liora, Lindsay, Mary Jane, nbm. Visiting: Tarik. New, newish, or returning: Vera, Robin, Sean, Adele, Chris.
Lesson: 45t, 155
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