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.

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. Anyone can learn to sing Sacred Harp. Our singings are open to all. Singers of all religions and none are welcome. There is no fee or subscription, but we do suggest a small donation to help us cover our basic costs. And you don’t need to be able to read music or have a so-called “good” voice.

New singers are welcome at any of our singings including at our monthly Beginners Singing School at St George’s Church in Bloomsbury in central London. The next Singing Schools are on:

  • Monday, 19 December 2016: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, 16 January 2017: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, 20 February 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.