April 19, 2018

Sacred Harp (Shape Note) Singing in celebration of Rehoboth’s 375th anniversary.

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Local Sacred Harp singers and the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society invite you to attend a Singing School and Sacred Harp Singing from 7 p.m. to 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. One early American composer and singing school master, Daniel Read, was born in Rehoboth in 1757, 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 experience is necessary to participate in this community event! Books will be available to borrow, and 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.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Smith at 508-252-5767 or rehobothantiquarian@gmail.com

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