Sunday

A Shape-Note SING (and more!) to Benefit the Sons & Daughters of Hawley

On Sunday, June 8, 2014,  journey into the past with a community Sing in the hills of Hawley, Massachusetts.

The Hawley Meeting House, circa 1848, has just the right acoustics for making and listening to music. And composer/conductor Alice Parker has just the right skills to get the meeting house ringing with song.

The Sing will last from 2 to 5 pm. It will focus on shape-note tunes, but it is sure to include other hymns and folk songs as well.

Refreshments will be available.

This event will benefit the Sons & Daughters of Hawley. It will also provide an opportunity to admire the new handicap entrance to the Meeting House--and to donate to the next project, restoring the interior to its former beauty.

In past years, people have come from our neighboring states as well as towns to enjoy this unique opportunity. We love to show off and use this wonderful building. Singers will receive a booklet containing all of the songs sung at this historic event.

Join us in Hawley on this special Sunday to take advantage of this opportunity for to sing with nationally acclaimed musician Alice Parker and enjoy her unique insights into our American heritage of song.

On this special occasion Alice will be joined by Jeremy Nafziger, a journalist, novelist, singer, and historian from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. He comes from a long family line of song leaders, particularly in the shape-note style. Jeremy will lead songs and talk about the shape-note tradition.

Please reserve your place IN ADVANCE so that we will know how many booklets to make up.