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Potomac River Shape Note Singing Convention, 2023

  • 01 Apr 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Lacy Woods Park, 1200 N George Mason Dr, Arlington, VA 22205

Potomac River Shape Note Singing Convention!

Saturday April 1, 2023, 10am-3:30pm

Potluck Dinner on the Grounds, 12:30pm, social to follow

Lacey Woods Park (rear picnic shelter)

1200 N George Mason Dr, Arlington, VA 22205   

Plenty of street parking

Site info: Restrooms, children’s playground, and public water fountain on site (50-yard walk on paved path). No electricity.

Drop off: https://goo.gl/maps/buo6tATsmXnJmccx9 (or enter other end of park to avoid stairs)

We'll sing from the Shenandoah Harmony & the Sacred Harp (1991)

Covid Precautions: Same-day negative covid test expected. Masks welcomed, but optional. This event will take place outdoors.

Please bring a folding chair if you have one, books if you have them (Loaners available)

The convention is free and open to the public. All are welcome---no experience necessary!

Shape note singing is an American a cappella tradition with roots in the Colonial period. Characterized by open 4-part harmonies and a powerful sound, shape note singing is music designed primarily for participation, rather than for performance. For more information about The Sacred Harp, The Shenandoah Harmony, or shape note singing, visit fasola.org or shenandoahharmony.com

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