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Sacred Harp Singing at Sholes School

Anybody is welcome to walk in, find a seat, and try singing. You will be gently encouraged to participate, regardless of whether you think you are a good singer. If you prefer, you can just listen. The atmosphere will be relaxed.

Sacred Harp music is written in "shape notes," which resemble standard round notes in every respect except that the head of each note has one of four shapes to indicate its interval from the key (tonic) pitch. The four-shape system (fa = triangle, sol = oval, la = square, and me = diamond) was invented around 1800 in the Northeastern U.S., and it enabled many untrained singers of the day to sight-read music without having to understand key signatures.


Details of the event

Sunday Sept. 23, 2018

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sholes School is located in LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean street. (about one mile west of Randall Rd. in St. Charles)

No registration is needed.

Donations are always appreciated and will keep these special places alive.

For more information visit or call (630) 377-6424

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