Sacred Harp, Shape Note Singing Workshop
20th Feb 2016
Sacred Harp / Shape Note Singing Workshop
Saturday 20th Februray
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!