Welcome to YOUR Portland Neighborhood Community

Free Shape Note Singing Event!

Event Details

Free Shape Note Singing Event!

Time: April 30, 2011 from 9:30am to 3pm
Location: The Village Ballroom
Street: 700 NE Dekum St.
City/Town: Portland, OR
Website or Map: http://www.portlandsacredharp…
Event Type: free, music, singing, ne
Organized By: Portland Sacred Harp
Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2011

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

Please join us for

Portland Sacred Harp's



No experience is required at this free community shape note singing event. We sing from The Sacred Harp, a songbook continuously in print and in use since 1844. This American folk tradition of unaccompanied 4-part harmony singing is spirited, exuberant, and LOUD.

Doors open at 9:00AM, and then we'll sing from 9:30AM-3:00PM, with a break at noon for a free potluck lunch. Participants may come and go throughout the day as they please. All ages are welcome, though childcare will not be provided. Songbooks will be available to borrow for the day or purchase for $20. Come sing with us!


For more information, including photos and sound samples, please visit: portlandsacredharp.org


Questions? Email: poshchair@gmail.com

Comment Wall


RSVP for Free Shape Note Singing Event! to add comments!

Join PortlandNeighborhood.com

Comment by Eleanor on April 26, 2011 at 1:52pm
This Thursday, April 28th, there will be a "Sacred Harp 101" singing (in the Kennedy School community room from 7-9pm) that's especially geared to beginning singers. It'd be a great opportunity to get some experience before the All-Day Singing this Saturday, at the Village Ballroom. Come find me there and I'll teach you the shapes!
Comment by Eleanor on March 29, 2011 at 5:25pm

Yes! Anyone is welcome to just listen. But you probably will be gently encouraged to join in, and, if you want to try it out, there will be plenty of friendly people eager to help you learn.

As long as you recognize the event isn't intended to be a performance, feel free to do as much or as little as you feel comfortable with.

Comment by Angela Higgins on March 29, 2011 at 5:04pm
This looks awesome! I heard some Shape Note singers at Kennedy School a few years back. Blew my mind -- so beautiful. Is it ok just to go and listen?
Comment by Eleanor on March 29, 2011 at 3:06pm

If you're curious about Sacred Harp (Shape Note) singing (maybe you saw it in the movie Cold Mountain), then this is the best way to find out what it's all about.

Or maybe you've never heard of Sacred Harp, but just have an urge to SING. This isdefinitely for you. You can be lead soprano of the Portland Opera, or you can be the kid who was asked to only mouth along when the class sang the national anthem-- either way you can sing and LOVE this music.

Hope to see you there!

Attending (1)

Latest Activity

Karin Kaufmann posted an event

Artistic Portland Celebrates the Gorgeous Gorge at First Thursday Art Walk on September 6, 2018 at Artistic Portland

September 6, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm
The Art Co-operative will honor the gorgeous Columbia Gorge at the First Thursday Art Walk between 4-6 p.m. on September 6, 2018.  The 50-foot frontage windows will artfully play on the mighty Columbia River that helped formed the region.  Many of the 40 member artists will be present to talk about their latest works and will again encourage visitors to express their own creativity for free by painting a ceramic bisque-fired bowl.  The very popular Community Bowl Project is sponsored by…See More
Aug 7
Michael Cavazos posted events
Aug 1
Mary Keith Agnew posted an event

Oregon State Fair at Oregon State Fair

August 24, 2018 to September 3, 2018
The Oregon State Fair is back for its 153rd year, with 10 days of traditional family fun! Favorite attractions are back — street performers, horse competitions, games, carnival rides, and music. Enjoy more modern offerings such as dog-agility shows and even robots. The Fair is the perfect grand finale to the summer!See More
Aug 1
Vine and Dine posted an event

Multnomah Village Vine & Dine 2018 at Multnomah Village Arts Center - Lower Lot

August 19, 2018 from 1pm to 6pm
Join us for Multnomah Village's Sixth Annual Northwest Wine and Food Festival!Over 25 superb NW wine and food stars will provide an afternoon of wine tastings paired with sweet & savory bites.Guests will taste wines and chat with our local winemakers and chefs. Purchase bottles of the wines you love to go!VIP Tickets are available, providing early entry, access to special wines, and one-one-one time with makers of some of the most stunning wines in the Northwest.100% of the proceeds from…See More
Jul 23
Karin Kaufmann shared their event on Facebook
Jul 11
Karin Kaufmann posted an event

Artistic Portland Will Make A Splash at First Thursday Art Walk on August 2, 2018 at Artistic Portland

August 2, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm
The Art Co-operative will make a splash into August at the First Thursday Art Walk between 4-6 p.m. on August 2, 2018. Many of the member artists will be present to talk about their latest works and will encourage visitors to express their own creativity by painting a ceramic bisque-fired bowl.  Georgie's Ceramic & Clay is sponsoring by providing the raw clay and the rest will be supplied by the Co-op.  Once glazed, the bowls will be fired and available for $10 with all proceeds going to…See More
Jul 11
The Portland Ballet posted an event

Audition for The Portland Ballet! at The Portland Ballet

August 5, 2018 from 12pm to 4pm
Audition for The Portland Ballet!2018/19 Curriculum/Career Track programAges 8-11, Registration @ NoonAges 12-22, Registration @ 1:30pmDress Code:Girls - Simple leotard, pink tights and ballet slippers (if applicable, pointe shoes)Boys - Black tights, white T-shirt/leotard and ballet slipperslearn more @ theportlandballet.orgSee More
Jul 10
The Portland Ballet posted an event

Free Ballet Series for Ages 6-9! at The Portland Ballet

September 15, 2018 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Ages 6-9 • September 15, 22, 29Saturdays • 11:15am - 12:15pm & 12:30pm - 1:30pmLEARN MORE >The Free Pre-Ballet Series introduces young dancers, ages 6-9, to the fundamentals of ballet. These free classes help children decide if ballet is right for them. We welcome all new dancers in this commitment-free, three-class series, with the goal of giving students the basic…See More
Jul 6



Powell's Books Picks

© 2018   Created by Lorri E..   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service