Culture Night: Sacred Harp / Shape Note Singing Workshop
18th Sep 2015
Culture Night at Sirius Arts Centre
Sacred Harp / Shape Note Singing Workshop
Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. It encourages more people to visit cultural venues and experience culture in their locality. It also encourages people to try new things and to get into the habit of going more often to cultural venues and activities in their locality. Sirius Arts Centre will be hosting a musical participation event, Sacred Harp / Shape Note Singing Workshop.
Sacred Harp music is a four-part a cappella music that dates from the 16th through to the 20th centuries and is characterised by haunting harmonies, traditional modes, raucous songs, serene hymns, fast fugues, and high-energy anthems. The notation is written in shapes that correspond to degrees of the scale, making it easy to sight-sing, even for those with little musical experience.
This tradition is participatory, democratic and egalitarian. A vibrant living American tradition with European roots, Sacred Harp singing has been part of the musical fabric of Cork City since 2010.
Please Note; This is not a gig, it is a group participation event. Newcomers and beginners are welcome to join in. Experience is not a requirement, this is music for anyone who wants to sing!
Sirius Arts Centre hopes to encourage the community to play a role in their local cultural scene on what will be a joyful night.