The Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Furthering the understanding, investigation, appreciation, and performance of the traditional folk music and folklore of the American people.

The FSGW sponsors monthly singings of early American hymns, anthems, and fuging tunes in unaccompanied four-part harmony, every fourth Sunday afternoon (except in December) and also on New Year's Day. The main tunebook is The Sacred Harp (1991), but The Shenandoah Harmony (2013) and The Christian Harmony (1959) are also used, and original shape-note compositions by local singers are sometimes sung. There are three hours of singing, fueled by a potluck dinner break. All are welcome to come and sing or listen for as long as desired. Loaner tunebooks are available.

Coming Events
2014
August
24 SundayFSGW Shape Note Singing
4:00 PM at First Christian Church of Alexandria (Alexandria,VA)

For More Information Please Contact
FSGW Shape Note Singing Coordinator, MaryAnn Daly
Home 301-229-8534 Work 202-495-0489

For more on the shape note singing tradition, see the Fasola page.

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