Learn shape note singing at St. Michael’s

BRATTLEBORO — All are welcome to sing shape note music on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave.

Shape note singing is powerful, a cappella singing in four-part harmony. Using a form of musical notation developed in New England around 1800, singers first sing through the notes using their syllable names.

Song choice and leadership are shared by all who wish. Listeners, beginners, and people of all ages are invited to sing this powerful and beautiful music in four-part harmony. No musical experience necessary.

Everyone will sing from The Sacred Harp and Northern Harmony and books will be available to use. A potluck snack will be shared. Participants should enter through the red door on the lower level, off the narrow section of the parking lot. This is a free event.

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