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Dawson City Shape Note Sing
October 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
All are welcome and beginners are warmly invited! No experience necessary, no choir master, no auditions. We’ll hand out sheet music – Jamie Ross, KIAC Artist-in-Residence for October will guide a few songs, along with Dawsonites who have experience singing shape note!
Sacred Harp is a centuries-old, but still living, tradition of four-part harmony a cappella singing – without instrumental accompaniment. The singing is enthusiastic whether fast or slow. Expect loud discordant fervent singing about rivers of blood and being a mortal worm and panting for heaven, nature lying in ruins and your enemies being plunged deep into endless pain… !!!
Please come sing with us!
4-6pm at the Dënäkär Zho (KIAC) Ballroom
Feel free to bring snacks
We’ll have a few pots of tea to whet our whistles!
From the Montreal Sacred Harp Singers:
This music comes out of a particular Christian religious tradition, but we are an group of pagans, agnostics, Buddhists, school teachers, and assorted others, who have found that we love to sing this music together.
The Sacred Harp—a historic tune book—was first published in 1844, but comes from an older tradition of shape-note singing—a practice which evolved out of the desire to teach singing. From Amazing Grace (known as New Britain in The Sacred Harp) to Wayfaring Stranger, dozens of contemporary folk songs can trace their lineage through The Sacred Harp.
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