London Sacred Harp - Sacred Harp Singing at Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead.

London Sacred Harp sings every week in London, UK in the tradition of a cappella community folk hymn singing from the United States. The Sacred Harp is also the name of the book we sing from. The tradition has roots in Europe, but has mainly developed in the American South.

All our singings are open to everyone. Anyone can learn to sing Sacred Harp. You don’t need to be able to read music or have a so-called “good” voice.

We don’t rehearse or perform. We sing for our fellow singers. Everyone sings. Everyone sings loudly and freely. And everyone sings for their own enjoyment. Our singings are for everyone, regardless of their religious beliefs. There is no fee or subscription, but we do suggest a small donation to help us cover our basic costs.

The best singing for new singers is our monthly Beginners Singing School at St George’s Church in Bloomsbury in central London. The next Singing Schools are on:

  • Monday, 21 November 2016: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, 19 December 2016: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, 16 January 2017: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

We also have monthly singings in Bethnal Green, Hampstead, and Primrose Hill.

Other singings take place around the UK, Europe, the USA, and elsewhere.