Saturday April 11th 1:30pm – 4pm
Come any time and stay as long as you like!
The Pittsburgh Shape Note Singers invite you to our April 11th singing at the Wilkins School Community Center. Come to listen or sing with us if you’d like! We meet together monthly to sing in harmony from the Sacred Harp. Since we’re not performing we sit facing one another in a hollow square. There’s no conductor but you’ll see some of us waving our arms to help everyone keep time. The music is simple and can be starkly spiritual at times. Shape note singing is an American folk tradition of hymn-singing in harmony. The name refers to a unique music notation that helps with learning to read music using differently-shaped note heads for different notes of the scale. For each song we “sing the shapes” by singing the syllables fa, so, la, and mi before singing the words. Come any time and stay as long as you like!
Curious? Listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWQDl6cyj2Y&list=RDQMVCVo-IuBfTw&start_radio=1
This is a free event, free willing donations accepted.