First observe of how many Notes compass the Tune is. Next, the place of your first Note; and how many Notes above & below that: so as you may begin the Tune of your first Note as the rest may be sung in the compass of your and the peoples voices, without Squeaking above, or Grumbling below.

Third Sunday Singing April CANCELLED

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).


Midweek April 16 update & some notes

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.


Singing school and visiting group today, Sunday, April 6, 2-5

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.


Midweek singing starts at 7:30 tonight, March 5

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.)


Midweek singing December 4, 2013

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.

47t Jacob
323b Jason
209 Charlotte
155 Ann
45t Charlotte
187 Sam
148 nbm Read the rest of this entry »


First Sunday East Village shapenote singing December 1, 2013

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.

34t Aldo
37b nbm
41 Charles
42 nbm
27 Bethany
186 James
181 Aldo Read the rest of this entry »


Midweek singing November 20, 2013

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.

31t Aldo
Lesson: 45t, 155
187 Rachel
313t nbm
339 Charles
235b Merv Read the rest of this entry »


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