April 22, 2007

Photos: A few from the Golden Gate Sacred Harp Convention 2007

Here's some photos of me singing Shape-Note songs at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House in San Francisco on Saturday.

It was a great sing, lasting six hours. We had expected a larger turnout after, shockingly, the New York Times gave us a surprise plug the day before!

A schedule of singings across the country is maintained by the Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association on the Web site fasola.org (from the Sacred Harp learning tones fa, so and la). In San Francisco, the Golden Gate Singing Convention takes place tomorrow. A flier lures in newcomers by saying: “The harmonies achieved by these untrained early American composers were so rich and delightful as to border on the sinful.” Coming in May are conventions at the University of Chicago and in Montclair, N.J.

The hyperlink on "Golden", tho, stupidly linked you to Golden, Colorado.

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