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Calendar 2019

Many of the events currently listed are based on the 2018 calendar and information provided to date (21 May 2019), but may be subject to later confirmation. Always check with the organisers for latest information before commiting yourself to expenditure.

To calculate the likely date of future all-day singings and conventions, refer to the formula used  here

Link to 2020 Skeleton Calendar here

2019 UK Sacred Harp Convention
HOSTED BY SACRED HARP SINGERS AT BRISTOL
14-15 September 2019

Details  here

Tues. 1 January 2010 Denson
and
Cooper
books

18th Annual New Year's Day Sacred Harp Singing

Mapperley Parish Church, Mapperley, Nr Ilkeston,
Derbys. DE7 6BW

11.15 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch

Download directions here
Contact: Helen Brown  Tel:  01332 768274  Email

Fri. 18 January 2019 Shen. Harmony Shenandoah Harmony Evening Singing School
West Hill Hall, Compton Avenue, Brighton BN1 3PS
7.45 pm - 9.45 pm
Sat. 19 January
2019
Shen. Harmony Shenandoah Harmony All-Day Singing
Exeter Street Hall, 16-17 Exeter Street,
Brighton BN1 5PG
10.00 am Registration
10.30 am - 4.00 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact:  Email
Fri. 25 to Sun. 27 January 2019 Denson
book
Fourth Australian Sacred Harp Convention
Gerringong, Sydney, NSW
Website
Sat. 2 February 2019 Denson
book
South West Shape Note Singing Day
Cullompton Baptist Church, High Street, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1AB
10.30 am - 4.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Steve Fletcher / Martin Williams
Tel:
 01884 563138
       
07976 605692/07721 451406
       EmailEmail   Directions  Website
Sat. 9 February 2019 Cooper book Third All-Day Cooper Book Singing Day in Flitwick
Flitwick Village Hall, Dunstable Road, Flitwick,
Beds. MK45 1HF
10.30 am - 4.00 pm (registration from 10.00 am)
Bring and share dinner on the grounds
Contact: Joe Vickers Tel: 07966 663164 Email
Sun. 17 February 2019 Denson book London Sacred Harp Anthems afternoon workshop
St. Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road, NW3 3DJ
2.00 pm - 5.30 pm with Sheila and Edwin Macadam
Lunch facilities from 1.00 pm
Afternoon tea on the grounds
Contact: Teresa Maguire  Email
Sat. 23 February 2019 Denson
book
South Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day
Wisewood Methodist Church, Ben Lane,
Sheffield S6 4SB
10.00am Registration
10.30 am - 3.30 pm 
Pot luck lunch - slow cookers welcome
Contact: Dave Elliott and Diane Elliott
Tel: 0114 286 3069
      07906 442804
      07988 787747 Email

Sat.2 to
Sun 3
March 2019
Denson
book

Ninth Ireland Sacred Harp Convention
St Maries of the Isle Primary School, Bishop Street,
Cork City
Friday evening Singing School 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Saturday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday   10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Pot luck lunch
Email     Website

Sat. 9 March 2019 Denson book and alt. booklet 21st Sussex Shapenote Singing Day (also using an alternative booklet)
Village Hall, Staplefield, RH17 6ET
10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Contact:
Tony Singleton
Tel: 01580 753431 Email 
Jill Thompson   Tel: 01273 623533 / 07718 655824
Sat. 23 March 2019 Denson
book
Third Cologne All-day singing
Roncalliplatz 2, 50667, Cologne
Contact: Dominik Fraune Website

Sat. 30 March 2019 Denson
book
First Cambridge All-Day Singing
The Signal Box Centre, Glenalmond Avenue,
Cambridge CB2 8DB  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
9.30 am Registration
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
:
Contact: William Cleary Email

!!! remember to change the email addresses
from '-at-' to '@' to make them work !!!

Sat. 6 April 2019 Denson
book
Third All-Day Brighton Singing
Exeter Street Hall, 16-17 Exeter Street,
Brighton BN1 5PG
10.00 am Registration
10.30 am - 4.00 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact:  Email Website
Sat. 13 April 2019 Denson book All-Day singing in Paris, France
Eglise protestante unie de Pentemont-Luxembourg
58 rue Madame and 106 rue to Grenelle 75007
10.00 am - 6.00 pm
   
Contact:  contact@epupl.org
Sun. 14 April
2019
Denson
book
25th Palm Sunday Singing Day
Cumnor Village Hall, Leys Road, Cumnor,
Oxford OX2 9QF
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch
Directions and map here
Contact: Mandy Townsend Tel: 01865 714778 
Email
Sat. 27
and
Sun.
28 April 2019
Denson
and
Cooper
books
East Midlands Sacred Harp Convention
Kegworth Village Hall, Kegworth, Leicestershire,
DE74 2FH.
Singing from 10.00 am and pot luck lunch both days
Contact: Hannah Land Email
Sat. 4 May 2019 Denson
book
First Finsterwalde All-Day Singing
Evangelische Kirchengemeinde
Schlossstrasse 4a, 03238 Finsterwalde 
Hosted by Berlin Sacred Harp
Sat. 11 May 2019 Denson
book
Bristol All-Day Singing
Frenchay Quaker Meeting House, Beckspool Road,
Bristol BS16 1NT
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Website 
Sat. 18  May 2019 Denson
book
Goodshaw Sacred Harp Singing
Goodshaw Baptist Church, Chapel Street, Goodshaw, Rossendale BB4 8BS
10.30 am - 3.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Chris Brown and Judy Whiting
Tel: 01422 311736 /
07903 304303 / 07963 513685  Email / Email
Sunday 19 May 2019 Christian Harmony Fifth Sheffield Christian Harmony All-Day Singing
Worrall Memorial Hall, 49 Towngate Road, Worrall, 
Sheffield  S35 0AR
10.30
am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch
Sat.25 May  and Sun. 26 May 2019 Denson
book
Sixth German Sacred Harp Convention
Gemeindehaus St. Pauli Bremen, Grosse Krankenstr. 11
28199 Bremen
Website
Fri 31 May - Sun. 2   June 2019 Denson
book
Fifth Norwegian All-Day Singing Weekend in Oslo
Sat. 1 June
Uranienborgveien 2 (Yellow house behind the castle), Oslo
10.00 am Registration, Singing 10.30 am - 4.00
Dinner on the grounds. Evening social at same venue.
Contact:  Camilla Marie Widholm Email
             
Saara Pakarinen Email
                       
Sat. 1 June 2019 Denson
book

Newcastle Double All-Day Sing
St Bartholomew's Church Hall, Station Rd, Benton,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8AN

10.00 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Phil
Tyler Tel: 07732 405268  
Email       Web:All-Day

Sun. 2 June 2019 Shen. Harmony

Shenandoah Harmony Singing (confirmed)
The Holy Biscuit, 1 Clarence Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1YH
10.00 am - 3.00 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact:
Phil Tyler Tel:  07732 405268
Email       Web:All-Day

Sat. 8 June 2019 Denson
book

South West Shapenote Singing Day
Cullompton Baptist Church, High Street, Cullompton,
Devon EX15 1AB
10.30 am - 4.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Steve Fletcher/Martin Williams
Tel:
 01884 563138
       
07976 605692/07721 451406
       Email Email   directions  Website

Sat. 15 June 2019 Denson
book
Second York All-Day Singing
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village, Haxby YO32 3HT
10.00 am - 4.00 pm Bring and share lunch
Contact: Emily Verrier Tel: 07725 770378
Sat. 15 June 2019 Denson book Second All-Day Singing in Clemont-Ferrand, France
Salle Fontgiève 9, rue Jean Bonnefons, Clemont-Ferrand
Repas sur la place
Other singing events over the weekend.
Contact:
Frédéric Eymard Email Website
Sat. 22 June 2019 Denson
book
21st Oxford Sacred Harp Singing Day
Botley Women's Institute Hall, North Hinksey Lane,
Oxford OX2 0LT
10.00 am - 4.00 pm  Bring and share lunch
L
ifts available from Oxford Rail and Bus Stations
Contact: Sheila and Edwin Macadam 
Tel: 01865 865773   Email 

!!! remember to change the email address
from '-at-' to '@' to make it work !!!

Sat. 6 July 2019 Denson
book
20th Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day
South Malling Parish Church, Church Lane, Lewes,
East Sussex  BN7 2JA

10.00 am - 4.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Rachel Jordan  Tel:  01273 476837  Email
Sat.  6 July 2019




Sun
. 7  July 2019
Shen. Harmony




Denson
book
Berlin Shenandoah Harmony All-Day singing
Kapellae der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche, Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin.
Contact: Caro Stamm-Reusch
Email : sacredharpberlin@gmail.com 


Berlin Sacred Harp singing p.m.
Kapellae der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche, Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin.
Contact: Caro Stamm-Reusch
Email : sacredharpberlin@gmail.com 
Sat.6 July 2019 Denson
book
Dublin All-Day Singing
Franciscan Friary, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.
10.00 am - 4.00 pm Pot luck lunch
Website                       
Sat. 13 July 2019 Denson book Scottish All-Day Singing
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX
9.30 am Registration
10.00 - 4.00 pm.   Bring and Share Lunch,
Socials to be confirmed
Contact: Shapenote Scotland
Email Website            
Sat. 20 July 2019 Denson
book  
Saturday - Gwehelog Sacred Harp Singing
Gwehelog Methodist Chapel, near Usk, Mon.,
Wales NP15 1RD
10.00 am - 3.30 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact: Bristol Sacred Harp singers
Email
Sun. 21 July 2019 Christian Harmony Sunday  - Gwehelog Christian Harmony Singing
10.30 am - 3.30 pm Pot luck lunch
Contact: Bristol Sacred Harp singers
Email
Thurs. 25 July to Sun. 28 July 2019 Christian Harmony Christian Harmony Camp
The Othona Community, East Hall Farm, East End Road,
Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex CM0 7PN
Contact: Werner Ullah  Email
Mon.  5 to Fri. 9 August
2019
Denson
book
Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019
Shapenote workshops
with Canaan's Land
Sat. 10 August 2019 Denson book Second Winchester All-Day singing
St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Hill,
Wnchester SO22 5AB
10.00 am Registration
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Bring and share lunch

Contact: Nigel Bowley Email
Mon. 19 to
Fri. 23 August
2019
Denson book Whitby Folk Week 2019
Sacred Harp Singing Schools  (t.b.c.)
For further information contact

Cath Tyler Tel: 
0191 215 0138  Email
Sat. 24 August 2019 Denson book Cork All-Day Singing
Email  and  Website
Sat. 7 and Sun. 8 September 2019 Denson book Third All-Day Singing in Uppsala, Sweden (t.b.c.)
Contact: Zack Lindahl Tel: +46 7 0759 9448  Email
Fri. 13 to Sun. 15 September 2019 Denson book 24th UK Sacred Harp Convention
Trinity Centre, Bristol

More information on this Website
Sat. 21 and Sun. 22 September 2019 Denson book 8th Polish Sacred Harp Convention
Warsaw 
Email and Website

!!! remember to change the email address
from '-at-' to '@' to make it work !!!

Sat. 5
October 2019
Denson book 5th Munich All-Day Singing
Details still to be finslised and put on Facebook
Sat.12 October 2019 Denson book South West Shapenote Singing Day
Cullompton Baptist Church, High Street, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1AB
10.30 am - 4.30 pm  Pot luck lunch
Contact: Martin Williams Tel: 07721 451406
Email
Contact: Steve Fletcher Tel: 01884 563138/ 07976 605692 Email  Website
Sat.19 October 2019   Manchester Folk Festival
Sacred Harp Workshop
Details to be confirmed
Contact: Calum Woods tel: +44 (0) 7538 046467 Email
Sat.26 October 2019 Denson book Twelfth London All-Day Singing
Highgate United Reformed Church, Pond Square Chapel, South Grove, N6 6BJ
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Bring and share dinner on the grounds.
Contact: Teresa Maguire  Email
Sun. 28 October 2019 Christian
Harmony
Seventh London Christian Harmony Singing
Further information to follow.
Contact: Teresa Maguire   Email and
Website
Sat. 2 November 2019 Denson book First Manchester All-Day Singing.
Singing 10.30 - 4 (registration from 10)
Birch Community Centre, Brighton Grove,
Manchester M14 5JT
Contact: Calum Woods tel: +44 (0) 7538 046467 Email
Sat. 9 November 2019 Denson
and
Cooper
books

Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing Day (t.b.c.)
Stapleford Baptist Church,  Albert Street,
Stapleford, Notts. NG9 8DB
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Pot luck lunch 

Contact: Helen Brown  Tel:  01332 768274   Email

Sat. 9 November 2019 Denson book 2nd Tokyo All-Day Singing
Ikebukuro Anglican Church, 5-24 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sun. 10 November 2019 Christian Harmony Tokyo Christian Harmony Singing
Shimokitazawa Church of the Nazarine,
6-7-21 Daita, Setagaye-ku
1.00 pm - 4.00 pm preceded by multi-lingual Church Service at 11.00 am. For further details, see Facebook
Sat. 16 November 2019 Denson book

West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day

West Lane Methodist Chapel, Haworth,
West Yorkshire
, BD22 8EN  

10.00 am - 4.00 pm Pot luck lunch

Contact: Chris Brown/Judy Whiting
Tel:01422 311736 /
07903 304303 / 07963 513685  

Email / Email

Sat. 23 November 2019 Denson book Thanksgiving Sacred Harp Singing Day
Jordans Village Hall, Green Road West, Jordans,
Bucks.
HP9 2SY
10.30 am - 4.00 pm  Bring and share lunch
Contact: Sheila and Edwin Macadam Tel: 01865 865773   Email 
Thurs. 26 December 2019 Christian
Harmony

Boxing Day Christian Harmony Singing in London
St Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road, NW3 3DJ (t.b.c.)

Contact: Teresa Maguire  Email

   
2020 Dates: 

To calculate the likely date of future all-day singings and conventions refer here 

Many of the events currently listed are based on these formulae, but are subject to confirmation later in 2019

    Wednesday 1 January 2020
New Year's Day Singing at Mapperley
    Saturday 18 January 2020
Shenandoah Harmony All-Day Singing in London
(venue t.b.c.)
    Friday 24 January - Sunday 26 January 2020
Australian Sacred Harp Convention
    Saturday 1 February 2020
South West Shape Note Singing Day in Cullompton
    Saturday 8 February 2020
All-Day Cooper Book Singing in Flitwick
    Saturday 22 February 2020
South Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day
    Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March 2020
Ninth Ireland Sacred Harp Convention in Cork
    Saturday 7 March 2020
Staplefield Singing, Sussex
    Saturday 4 April 2020
Brighton Sacred Harp Singing Day
    Sunday 5 April 2020
Palm Sunday Sacred Harp Singing Day at Cumnor, Oxon.
    Saturday 11 April 2020
All-Day Sacred Harp Singing in Paris, France
    Saturday 25 and Sunday 25 April 2020
East Midlands Convention
    Saturday 9 May 2020
Bristol All-Day Singing
    Saturday 16 May 2020
Goodshaw Sacred Harp Singing Day
    Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May 2020
Germany Sacred Harp Convention
    Saturday 30 May 2020
Newcastle Sacred Harp Singing Day

Friday 29 May - Sunday 31 May 2020
Oslo All-Day Singing weekend
    Saturday 6 June 2019 (date t.b.c.)
South West Shape Note Singing Day in Cullompton
    Saturday 20 June 2019 (date t.b.c.)
3rd York All-Day singing
    Saturday 20 June 2020 (date t.b.c.)
3rd Clermont All-Day singing
Singing also on Sunday 21 June 12 noon - 3.30 pm
    Saturday 27 June 2020
21st Oxford Sacred Harp Singing Day

Saturday 4 July 2020
Sussex Sacred Harp Singing Day at Lewes

    Saturday 4 July 2020
Dublin All-Day singing
    Saturday 11 July 2020
Scottish All-Day singing
    Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July 2020
Sacred Harp and Christian Harmony Singing Weekend at Gwehelog Chapel
    Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 July 2020
4th Camp Do Re Mi at Othona Bradwell
    Sidmouth Folk Festival 2020
Shapenote workshops (t.b.c.)
    Saturday 9 August 2020
Winchester All-Day singing
    Saturday 16 August 2020
Berlin Shenandoah Harmony All-Day singing
Sunday 17 August 2020
Berlin Sacred Harp Singing (p.m.)
Contact:
Caro Stamm-Reusch
Please note change of dates
    Whitby Folk Week 2020
Sacred Harp singing schools (t.b.c)
    Saturday 22 August 2020
Cork All-Day singing
    Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September 2020 (t.b.c)
Sacred Harp Singing in Uppsala, Sweden
    Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2020
25th UK Sacred Harp Convention
    Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2020
8th Polish Sacred Harp Convention in Warsaw
    Saturday 3 October 2020
6th Munich All-Day Singing

Saturday 10 October 2020
South West Shape Note Singing Day in Cullompton

    Saturday 24 October 2020
London Sacred Harp All-Day singing
Sunday 25 October 2019
London Christian Harmony Singing
    Saturday 7 November 2020
Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing Day
    Saturday 14 November 2020
West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day at Haworth
    Saturday 21 November 2020
Thanksgiving Sacred Harp Singing Day at Jordans, Bucks.
    Saturday 26 December 2020
Boxing Day Christian Harmony Singing, London NW3 3DJ

 
       
   

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