London Double All-Day Singing
Many thanks to all who attended this year. It was a really wonderful weekend.
All local groups singing in the Sacred Harp tradition try to put on a full day or a weekend of singing and hospitality once a year, which anyone is welcome to attend. A diverse bunch of people from disparate backgrounds come to enjoy the glorious singing and social community from across the globe. Loaner books are available at all singings. Just turn up and sing up!
Friday 26th October: Singing kicks off with a singing school based on the Shenandoah Harmony 4-shape ‘fasola’ song book, making use of settings with wide harmonies, led by Barb and Dick Patterson from Minneapolis. 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm at St Mary’s, Primrose Hill, Elsworthy Road NW3 3DJ. Nearest Tube stations: Chalk Farm (Northern Line) and Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line).
Saturday 27th October: All day singing from the Sacred Harp 4-shape ‘fasola’ song book. Registration from 10 am, singing 10:30 to 4 pm at Highgate United Reformed Church, Pond Square, South Grove N6 6BA. Dinner on the grounds and refreshments throughout the day. Nearest tube station: Highgate (Northern Line), Buses: 134, 214
Evening Social from 7:30 pm. Come and meet your fellow singers from near and far. Enjoy a bottle of the excellent beer brewed in the church crypt. St Mary’s, Primrose Hill, Elsworthy Road NW3 3DJ. Nearest Tube stations: Chalk Farm (Northern Line) and Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line).
Sunday 28th October:
Please note: Clocks go back at 2am
Southern Gospel Breakfast and House Singing in London Bridge and a walk to Primrose Hill finishing at singing venue (details on Facebook) 9:00am – 12.30pm
All-Afternoon singing from the Christian Harmony 7-shape ‘do-re-mi’ song book filled with lush proto-gospel harmonies. Registration from 12.30 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).
London Double All Day, 2017. Photographs by Joyce Smith.