Bloomington Sacred Harp

Shape note singing in and around Bloomington, IN

Regular Singing Location and Time – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

We meet twice a month. Our local singings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 7-9 PM in the lower level of the Fairview Methodist Church.  (600 W 6th St.) Park in the lot on the north side of the building and enter through the lower level doors on the southeast side of the building.

Be sure to make plans for our 2016 Bloomington All Day Singing event which takes place Saturday, Oct 22nd. Details here.

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A Message from Moira Smiley

1936166_105800615853_3060082_nOne of the reasons I became interested in Shape Note music was from hearing Moira Smiley sing in Bloomington, IN. One particular concert took place as part of the Bloomington Early Music Festival. I was hooked.

I decided to reach out to Moira to see if she would do a personal video talking about the influence of Shape Note music on her music and also to help us spread the word about the upcoming All Day Singing on Saturday, October 22nd. Here is her response. Down below, I’ll post some of Moira’s music.

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Bloomington All Day Singing on Saturday, Oct 22nd, 2016


Mark your calendar for the 2016 All Day Singing in Bloomington, Indiana. The event takes place this year at Fairview United Methodist Church on Oct 22nd, 2016. We will sing from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a traditional dinner on the grounds at noon. Local singers are encouraged to bring a potluck dish to share. We will be singing from the 1991 revision the Sacred Harp. Loaner song books will be available.

All are welcome! There is no cost to attend or participate. This is a great opportunity if you are new to Sacred Harp singing or are just curious about the sound of it. We are excited for newcomers to hear the acoustics of our new space. We think it sounds fantastic!

Fairview United Methodist Church
600 West 6th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
10AM – 3PM

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