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St. Louis Shape Note Singers

Please visit our Facebook group page for up to date information including details about the upcoming all day singing on March 26 from 9:30am-3:00pm at Old Orchard Presbyterian Church (640 Amelia Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119) in historic Webster Groves, MO.

We meet to sing on the first, third and fifth (if there is one) Monday of each month, 6 to 8 PM, at Old Orchard Presbyterian Church, 640 Amelia Ave at Fairlawn, Webster Groves, MO 63119 map.

Fully vaccinated singers are welcome. We will be complying with CDC guidelines but, as always, group singing is at your own risk.

No auditions, rehearsals or performances. Free. We just sing early American acapella choral music in the Sacred Harp tradition, and have a wonderful time with friends. Everyone is welcome. Join us.

Call Dave at 618-444-7828 or e-mail Paul at stlfasola@gmail.com for details and updates.

The St. Louis Shape Note Singers are a loose affiliation of singers in the old colonial and southern tradition of Sacred Harp singing using shape note notation. We usually sing from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson edition, as well as from The Missouri Harmony, 2005 edition, tunebooks whose origins date from the early 1800s. The St. Louis Shape Note Singers are one of several dozen active shape note singing groups across the country and around the world, some continuously active for over 100 years and some only recently organized.

Following this tradition, we do not have auditions, rehearsals or performances as such. We simply gather to sing the music we love. Musical talent or training is not required. We are entirely non-denominational as well, welcoming all regardless of creed or lack thereof.

A complete schedule of singing conventions (and many other resources) is available at fasola.org.

For more general information about shape note and Sacred Harp singing, visit fasola.org. You can listen here, here or here.