Shape Note Singing

Shape-note singingShape-note singing is a musical-notation system developed by 18th-century itinerant American singing masters to quickly teach 4-part unaccompanied vocal harmony for use in worship. No longer connected to any particular church denomination, today the unique harmony, full-throated energy and community experience embraced by Sacred Harp (songbook) singers appeal to participants from all walks of life. Experienced singers will lead as everyone is invited to join in.