Sacred Harp Singing at Weekends In the Park

Dec 18, 2021


Welcome to Weekends In the Park, where we celebrate the rich traditions of Sacred Harp music. Our community-focused events bring people together to experience the powerful, raw, and soul-stirring harmonies of this unique choral music style. Join us for an unforgettable day of music, fellowship, and connection.

What is Sacred Harp?

Sacred Harp, also known as Shape Note singing or fasola, is a deeply rooted American musical tradition. Originating in the early 19th century, the name "Sacred Harp" refers to the human voice as the only instrument used in this form of music. Participants gather in a square formation, and sing from a tunebook known as "The Sacred Harp." The music is characterized by its distinctive, haunting harmonies and powerful melodies.

Our Sacred Harp Singing Event

At Weekends In the Park, we are proud to host an annual Sacred Harp singing event. Our upcoming event on May 9, 2023, promises to be an unforgettable experience. This event brings together singers of all skill levels, from beginners to experts, to create a harmonious and vibrant atmosphere.

Event Details

  • Date: May 9, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Park Pavilion, Weekends In the Park

What to Expect

Join us for a day filled with heartfelt singing, community bonding, and cultural immersion. Here are some highlights of what you can expect at our Sacred Harp singing event:

1. Singing Sessions

Throughout the event, we will have multiple singing sessions, where participants will gather in the square formation and sing from "The Sacred Harp" tunebook. The songs range from joyous and uplifting to solemn and contemplative, showcasing the depth and emotional range of Sacred Harp music.

2. Singing Workshops

For those new to Sacred Harp, or anyone looking to refine their skills, we offer singing workshops led by experienced singers. These workshops provide an opportunity to learn about the history, techniques, and nuances of Sacred Harp singing. Beginners are warmly encouraged to join and learn from our knowledgeable instructors.

3. Community Potluck

In true community spirit, we will gather for a potluck lunch where everyone is invited to bring a dish to share. This communal meal not only nourishes our bodies but also strengthens the bonds between participants, fostering a sense of kinship and belonging.

4. Singing Social

After a full day of singing, we will conclude the event with a singing social. This informal gathering provides an opportunity for participants to make new friends, share stories, and create lasting memories. Feel free to bring your instruments, as we often have impromptu jam sessions!

Join Us at Weekends In the Park

Whether you are a seasoned Sacred Harp singer or new to this captivating musical tradition, Weekends In the Park invites you to join us for our Sacred Harp singing event. Immerse yourself in the harmonies, connect with our vibrant community, and experience the unmatched beauty of singing in the park.

Plan Your Visit

We want to ensure your visit is as smooth as possible. Here are a few tips to help you plan:

What to Bring

  • "The Sacred Harp" tunebook (available for purchase or borrow)
  • A folding chair or blanket for seating
  • A water bottle to stay hydrated

Getting Here

The Weekends In the Park venue is conveniently located in a beautiful natural setting. For detailed directions and parking information, please visit our website or contact our friendly staff for assistance.


If you're visiting from out of town and looking for accommodations, there are several hotels and guesthouses nearby. Our website provides a list of recommended options to help you find the perfect place to stay during your visit.

Embrace the Sacred Harp Tradition

Join us at Weekends In the Park to experience the transformative power of Sacred Harp singing. From the melodies that stir the soul to the strong sense of community, this musical tradition offers something truly unique. Don't miss out on this extraordinary event - mark your calendar and join us for a day of harmony, joy, and connection. We look forward to welcoming you!

Carlo Giannotta
Can't wait! 🎶🌳
Oct 16, 2023
Samantha Shuman
I've always wanted to learn more about Sacred Harp singing.
Oct 9, 2023
Craig Bondy
I've been practicing my harmonies and can't wait to join in.
Sep 28, 2023
Jennifer Janisse
Attending this event is sure to be a highlight of my weekend.
Sep 13, 2023
Karl Ockert
I appreciate the inclusive nature of these community events.
Aug 26, 2023
Bruce Coombs
The power of Sacred Harp music never fails to move me.
May 13, 2023
Vallejo Vallejo
This is a perfect opportunity to immerse myself in the music.
Mar 21, 2023
Amir Razelan
I'm really looking forward to attending this event!
Jan 24, 2023
Ronan Golding
I love the idea of experiencing music in a natural setting.
Nov 4, 2022
Steve Shoemaker
This sounds like a wonderful opportunity to connect with the community.
Oct 28, 2022
Debi Sabotin
The harmonies in Sacred Harp music are simply mesmerizing.
Oct 27, 2022
Amanda Everard
I love the idea of sharing this experience with others.
Oct 10, 2022
Diane Miguel
I'm excited to be part of something so meaningful.
Sep 6, 2022
Jack Merger
The rich traditions of this music are truly fascinating.
Aug 15, 2022
Jim Powell
Looking forward to enjoying the raw, emotive power of this music.
Jun 19, 2022
Kalonji Foreman
I'm grateful for the chance to explore this unique choral style.
May 29, 2022
Tobias Franoszek
I've heard such great things about these gatherings.
Apr 5, 2022
Radames Rodriguez
There's something about Sacred Harp music that strikes a deep chord within me.
Mar 25, 2022
Nic Vuitton
I've been eagerly awaiting the chance to participate in this.
Mar 12, 2022
Nurmemmed Mustafayev
The community-focused aspect of this event is truly special.
Jan 26, 2022
Mike Angel
Such events provide a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Jan 7, 2022
Jaime Kably
I can't wait to soak up the soul-stirring harmonies.
Dec 22, 2021