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.

September 2016 NYC singings

Coming up this week, the Brooklyn singing (Sept. 11 at 2, St Paul’s Carroll Gardens) — bring your blue and tan books if you have them, as we sometimes are a loaner or two short. Help me carry the loaners back to my house afterwards and be rewarded by the sangria promised last month but deferred because of the heat (please, please let it be less hot this month!). Of course we need the loaners for —

THE NEW YORK CITY ALL-DAY SINGING on Saturday, September 17. 9:30 to 3:30 at Middle Collegiate Church on East Seventh Street (enter just off Second Avenue). See the NYC Sacred Harp website or the Facebook event for more details. New York singers, please plan to bring something tasty  for Dinner on the Grounds; see what others have planned here.

The monthly Third Sunday Manhattan singing returns from summer hiatus and will be hosted upstairs at the same location on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2:00.


New York City All-Day Singing 2014 is nearly upon us!

It’s a full plate of shapenote pleasures in New York this weekend.

Tonight, Friday September 19: Open house at my place (96 Sackett Street, #2, between Columbia and Van Brunt Streets on the west coast of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn). 5:30 to 8:30, drinks and snacks and a chance for locals and early arrivers to mingle. No singing is scheduled, but I do have three colors of loaners, so there’s no saying what might happen. Sam’s planning dinner afterwards at Calexico, two blocks away; there’s also Alma, the Mexican place with the great view, two blocks in the other direction, and Pok Pok, the regional Thai place with the super-long lines two blocks further north, and several other options. Shows at Jalopy at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30.

Tomorrow, Saturday September 20: ALL-DAY SINGING, Plymouth Church (Orange and Henry Streets, Brooklyn Heights). Singing 9:30 to 3:30 (about); come for part or all. Dinner on the Grounds at midday.   Composium following at 4:00 and social at Taperia, 132 Montague Street, starting about 4:30.  See the FB post linked above for all details.

Sunday, September 21, the Equinox: Upper East Side singing from 2 to 5:30 at the Church of the Epiphany, 74th Street and York, Manhattan.


Ice cream social after Brooklyn singing Sunday!

Need I say more?  You’re invited to my place after singing on Sunday, June 8.  (if you need a BK singing reminder: St. Paul’s Carroll Gardens, 2 to 5:00.)


New York City All-Day Singing 2012, September 15 UPDATED

I’ve mentioned it and it’s got its own widget in the sidebar (counting down!), but I guess it’s time for a formal announcement of the 2012 New York City All-Day Singing (NYCADS), Saturday, September 15, from 9:30 to 3:30 at the Fifteenth Street Meetinghouse, Manhattan.  Chairing the event this year is Rachel Speer, with Al McCready her Vice-Chair. The singing proper will be followed by a composers’ forum and a social at the singing location, with more singing from the Sacred Harp at our regular Third Sunday singing the next day. The flyer is here, and Facebook link here (let us know you’re coming).

Out of town singers, we look forward to seeing you. New York can be hard to navigate, but I promise you a hearty welcome, excellent singing, and a good time.

A few early words for locals.  Read the rest of this entry »


Chair’s cheffery update — NYCADS 2011

I’ve finished the two salads, the chicken is marinating in its spicy yogurt bath, and it’s time for some fresh coffee before mopping the living room floor (where my guest will be bunking on the Aerobed) and frying the dumplings.  Such a pretty day!  The cat must slither in her sleep so as to keep her head in the square of sunlight moving across my bed.

Later I’ll get back to thinking what to say tomorrow and remembering all the names to thank.  And then it’s off to singing school —


NYCADS 2011 updates: Singing School, Sunday, and food

As the New York City All-Day Singing rolls on towards us, I have some more details for us all. Read the rest of this entry »


New York City All-Day singing reminders

Dear New York singers, another request regarding the elements of hospitality that are so important to the good feeling of our All-Day Singing this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »