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Bloomington All Day Singing on Saturday, Oct 21st 2017


Are you ready for the 2017 All Day Singing in Bloomington, Indiana? The event takes place again this year at Fairview United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct 21st. 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 books will be available. A voluntary donation will be taken to help cover expenses.

Following the event, (6:00 p.m.) there will be a spaghetti social at Barb’s house across the street.

By the way, the dinner on the grounds last year was terrific and diverse—everything from curry to casseroles!

This is a great opportunity if you are new to Sacred Harp singing or are just curious about the sound of it. As an added bonus, the acoustics are fantastic! *Head over and let us know you are coming by making a comment in our Facebook group.

Where
Fairview United Methodist Church
600 West 6th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
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When
Saturday, October 21nd, 2017
10AM – 3PM

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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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 2017 Bloomington All Day Singing event which takes place Saturday, Oct 21st. Details here.

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