Bloomington Sacred Harp

Shape note singing in and around Bloomington, Indiana since ~ 1978

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


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. Bring a snack to share if you can!

Loaner books are provided! We sing from both the 1991 revision The Sacred Harp and The Shenandoah Harmony.

Our next local singing (7pm-9pm) is on Tuesday, November 26th…December 10th and 24th (Stay tuned for updates if we will really meet on Christmas Eve, we’ve done it before!). On Saturday, December 14th, consider attending the Edridge Schoolhouse Singing from 9:30am-2:30pm.

Special Christmas Shape Note Demo at Fountain Square Mall!

Saturday, December 21st, 3:30pm-5:00pm. Call your favorite Advent/Christmas tune from both Shenandoah Harmony and the Red Book! We’ll be singing near the Santa Claus event. Directions.

*Some photos posted by Ursula from our recent Rust Memorial All-Day Singing:
A few of us somehow still had voices after the 5-hour event!
The event takes place at Fairview United Methodist Church (600 W 6th St) on Saturday, Oct 26th, 2019. We will sing from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a traditional potluck dinner on the grounds at noon. *Local singers are encouraged to bring a dish to share. We will be singing from both the 1991 revision the Sacred Harp and The Shenandoah Harmony. Loaner song books will be available. A voluntary donation will be taken to help cover expenses. 
Last year, the group voted to rename this singing as a memorial to the late David Rust who was one of the founding members of the Bloomington group along with his wife, Marlen.
Around 80 people joined us over the course of last year’s event from many states–singing 70+ songs. We hope to see you all again, and many more, for this very special 16th annual All-Day Singing!
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Join us on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month from 7-9 p.m. Location: Fairview Methodist Church, at the corner of 6th and Jackson streets. We sing i...

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