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Albany Sacred Harp

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May 14 @ 1:00 pm 3:30 pm EDT

Albany Sacred Harp (Shape Note) Singing

FREE  ◊  Participatory ◊  All ages ◊  All levels of musical (in)experience!

Sing four-part harmony with others and make a sound unlike anything else on earth..without auditions, rehearsals, or a commitment.  Just singing for joy!  All are welcome! We sing out of the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Loaner books are available.

Every Saturday, 1-3:30pm

We sing in the Great Hall of St. George’s Episcopal Church in the Schenectady Stockade. The church’s address is 30 N Ferry St 12305, but direct your GPS to 214 Green St for the parking lot. There is a door leading directly from the parking lot to the Great Hall, on your right just before you go down the stairs to the church. (No stairs involved: wheelchair accessible!)

Parking lot off Green St. (GPS “214 Green St 12305”) – a door opens directly from the lot to the hall. Check online or FB for other special dates.

 “Haunting ancient harmonies…Gregorian chant meets bluegrass”      —NY Times “the heavy metal music of the 19th century”      —J. Hauff

COVID-19 Protocols:

As of May 22, 2021, we have returned to the traditional hollow square, singing close together without masks. According to the CDC’s guidance, this is a recommendable activity only for those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID. There is plenty of space in the room we use.

  • Vaccination is recommended, per CDC Guidelines as this is an indoor event that is high-risk, but is not required for entry
  • Masks are optional.
  • Community Covid conditions are monitored so that the singing can be paused as warranted
  • Singer discretion advised (stay home if you have symptoms/feel sick).

For more information, check Facebook or contact Tarik Wareh at (518) 631-4861 or albanysacredharp.org

Sacred Harp Singing is an Affiliate Event of the DanceFlurry Organization, and its Covid safety policies are determined by the event organizers and the venue, not the DFO.



May 14
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Tarik Wareh
(518) 631-4861
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30 N. Ferry St.
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
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(518) 374-3163
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