Sacred Harp (Shape Note) Singing in celebration of Rehoboth’s 375th anniversary
Local Sacred Harp singers and the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society invite you to attend a Singing School and Sacred Harp Singing from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. at Goff Hall, 123 Bay State Road, on April 10th 2018.
This living singing tradition, with its unique system of notation, dates to the First New England School of American Composers. Among this group were well known early American composers and singing school masters William Billings, Jeremiah Ingalls, Justin Morgan and Daniel Read. Born in Rehoboth in 1757, Daniel Read earned his living composing, publishing, and selling his music and running a general store after moving to New Haven, and the evening will include the tune he named for his native town.
Join us for a Singing School on the Rudiments of Music followed by singing from The Sacred Harp. No singing experience is necessary to participate in this community event. This kind of social singing is just plain fun and everyone is welcome. Books will be available to borrow. There will be pot luck snacks to share at the break. Admission is free but donations will be accepted to benefit local Sacred Harp singing.
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