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Regional Singings

St. Louis Shape Note Singers

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.

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.

Call Dave at 618-444-7828 or e-mail Paul at stlfasola@gmail.com for details and updates, or visit our Facebook group page for up to date information.

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.