London Double All Day Singing, 2019
All local groups singing in the Sacred Harp tradition try to put on a full day or weekend of singing and hospitality once a year. A diverse group of people from disparate backgrounds and locations will gather to enjoy a shared love of glorious singing and warm community. Loaner books are available at all singings. No booking is required – just turn up and sing up.
Our regular monthly singing from the seven-shape do-re-mi Christian Harmony songbook falls on Thursday, 24 October, making it possible to get four days of singing out of this year’s feast of song.
- Christian Harmony, Regular 4th Thursday Singing
Nearest Tube stations: Chalk Farm (Northern Line) and Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line).
Regular singing from the seven-shape ‘do-re-mi’ Black Book.
- Singing School led by Michael Walker
Friday 25 October, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Michael will guide an enjoyable session on the history and practice of the Sacred Harp tradition. Nearest Tube stations: Chalk Farm (Northern Line) and Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line).
- Sacred Harp All Day Singing with Dinner on the Grounds
Saturday 26 October, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
All day singing from the Sacred Harp four-shape ‘fasola’ song book. Registration from 10 am, singing 10:30 to 4 pm. Dinner on the grounds and refreshments throughout the day. Nearest tube station: Highgate (Northern Line), Buses: 134, 214
Sunday 28th October:
Please note: Clocks go back at 2am
- Southern Gospel Breakfast and House Singing
Seven-shape ‘New Book’ or Southern Gospel and Primitive Baptist songs in London Bridge and a walk to Primrose Hill finishing at singing venue (details on Facebook) 9:00am – 12.30pm
- Christian Harmony All Afternoon Singing
Seven-shape ‘do-re-mi’ song book with lush proto-gospel harmonies. Registration from 12.45 pm, singing 1:00 to 6:00 pm at St Mary’s, Primrose Hill, Elsworthy Road NW3 3DJ. Afternoon Tea on the Grounds and refreshments. Nearest Tube stations: Chalk Farm (Northern Line) and Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line).
A note on access: we regret that the Saturday Venue in Highgate does not offer full disabled access. There is ramp access to the singing hall, refreshments and disabled lavatory, but not to the downstairs hall where dinner is served. We will undertake to provide food and dining companions on the main singing floor for anyone unable to use the stairs.
The Sunday venue in Primrose Hill is accessible via the glass doors facing Primrose Hill Road, although singers using wheelchairs may have to gain access to afternoon tea in the main part of the church by exiting and using the street to reenter at the Elsworthy Road entrance. A singer will be available to escort and assist with doors.
If you have additional needs or would like to discuss access arrangements, please email us via the contact page.
London Double All Day, 2017. Photographs by Joyce Smith.