new location of the Burlington singing

The fall location for this singing in 2013 is in Waterman Hall, room 427A. From the main entrance, take the stairs up to the second floor above ground. At the top of the stairs walk straight ahead, down the hall[s] that take you around the lecture room you would first get to and you will find room 427A. Usually this room has a set of large wooden tables in the middle.

This Sunday at the Song Garden

Hello singing folk,

If you haven’t already received Dan’s invitation to join him at the Song Garden, here it is in this post, with all the helpful details that Dan thought of. Chelsea and I went to a singing there last year and I can tell you, it is wonderful. Dan and Peggy are wonderful hosts, and the gardens are beeooohtiful. I recommend coming early to wander around and enjoy the garden. You can also make friends with Dan’s dog which enjoys a network of plank paths that Dan has built into the bows of a pine tree. It’s amazing.

Hello singers,

This month’s 4th Sunday Norwich, VT Sacred Harp singing has been moved
for our annual SH singing at The Song Garden in Cornish, NH.

view of the Song Garden

a result of Dan and Peggy’s diligent care

Please join us this Sunday, August 25th, from 3-5 pm, with a potluck
dinner to follow. Come and go as you please. Loaner books are
provided. If you’re coming from a distance and the potluck is a
hardship, don’t worry, we’ll take care of you!
Rain or shine. (If rain, we’ll sing in the bunkhouse. If storm, we’ll
move to the cabin around the corner at 558 Dingleton Hill Rd.)

The Song Garden is a pick-your-own flower garden and teahouse (and
labyrinth) run by Peggy Heath Ogilvy and myself. This is our 5th year.
We’re very proud of the peace and beauty of the place and would love
to share it with you and sing on the stage!

http://www.songgardenflowerfarm.blogspot.com

Directions: The Song Garden is on St Gaudens Rd in Cornish, NH, one mile
up the hill from St Gaudens Historic Site. (But the street address for
this property is 612 Dingleton Hill Rd.)

From the north:
Some of you will want to come down Rt 12A from West Lebanon to the St
Gaudens Rd. Or. . .

Take Exit 9 off of I-91 in Hartland, VT and follow Rt
5 south for 4.5 miles into Windsor. Turn left at the second traffic
light onto Bridge St and cross the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge.
Turn left onto NH Rt 12A north for 1.4 miles to St Gaudens Rd, on the
right (marked not by a road sign, but by a large brown sign for the
Historic Site). Follow St Gaudens Rd up the hill for 1.7 miles and
bear left at the intersection with Dingleton Hill Rd. (The Song Garden
is in sight to the left, on the right side of St Gaudens Rd.) Pull in
at the big maple tree and park along the row of stumps.

(Exit 9 is 15 minutes south of White River Junction, and one hour from
Montpelier.)

From the south: Take Exit 8 off of I-91 in Ascutney, VT. Drive down
the hill and turn left onto Rt 5 north for 4.5 miles to Windsor. Turn
right at the first traffic
light onto Bridge St and cross the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge.
Turn left onto NH Rt 12A north for 1.4 miles to St Gaudens Rd, on the
right (marked not by a road sign, but by a large brown sign for the
Historic Site). Follow St Gaudens Rd up the hill for 1.7 miles and
bear left at the intersection with Dingleton Hill Rd. (The Song Garden
is in sight to the left, on the right side of St Gaudens Rd.) Pull in
at the big maple tree and park along the row of stumps.

(Exit 8 is 45 minutes from Brattleboro, and 1:15 from Northampton.)

Please join us!
Dan Hertzler

 

Ingalls singing Saturday, July 20th

This Saturday, July 20th in Newbury, VT Dr Tom Malone and friends will host the 9th annual Jeremiah Ingalls All Day singing from 10 am to 3pm or so.

As far as I know this singing will be in the hall next to the Newbury Congregational Church  at 4915 Main St S, Newbury, VTimage of church next to hall for Jeremiah Ingalls All Day Singing

There will be a potluck lunch on the grounds‎.

We will sing from The Christian Harmony as revised by Dr Malone and the 1991 Denson The Sacred Harp. Loaner will be available. The event is free and open to the public, donations are happily accepted. All are welcome and no experience is necessary.

If you contact me seeking information I will do my best to answer your questions.

 

Sincerely, Ian

overtone singing after a shape-note singing school

Chelsea and I were at a shape-note singing school hosted by the Summit School in Montpelier today.

Joan White had a question for the teacher, Tim Eriksen, for pointers on singing as amazingly as he does.

In response, Tim had us try out singing overtone singing.

Why?

I think the idea was that with our trying overtone singing we would take some more time to listen to how we sing, giving us more information to work with as we create the sounds we want to sing with as we enjoy singing from The Sacred Harp.

I’ve had a long and exhausting week, and when Chelsea and I were enjoying our efforts in overtone singing on our ride home we started to laugh. It is so good to laugh.

Thank you Chelsea, and thank you Tim Eriksen.

Thank you also to Mary Collins who made these events with Tim Eriksen happen this weekend.

shape-note singing school by Tim Eriksen

Montpelier, VT based Summit School for traditional music and culture will host Tim Eriksen to give a shape-note singing school on Saturday April 27th, 2013, at the Bethany Church on Main St in Montpelier.

The workshop will begin at 3pm and will be followed by a concert given by Tim Eriksen and Trio de Pumpkintown.

Tim will first offer an introduction to singing from The Sacred Harp for folks who haven’t yet tried it and then turn to details of shape-note singing methods for people who may have been singing for a while and want to clear up some persistent questions.

Donations are how we pay for our events usually. If you are inclined to help pay for the cost of hosting this event, and to support further shape-note singing schools in VT please consider making a donation. You can make a check out to Shape note singing communities and mail it to Shape note singing communities of VT Incorporated, 202 Howard Ave Apt 2, Waterbury Center, VT 05677 . Your money will go into the bank account the non profit has with the Northfield Savings Bank. You can also use the Paypal options below, and moneys will go into the same bank account.



Tim is a gifted musical performer, an experienced teacher, and a knowledgeable scholar. You may have heard of the movie Cold Mountain, which featured singing from The Sacred Harp, and Tim Eriksen taught the performers in that movie how to do it. Tim featured in bands like Northampton Harmony, and Cordelia’s Dad. His solo and collaborative efforts are too numerous to mention. He is one of the founders of the singings represented in the Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Communities, which host the largest singing from The Sacred Harp in the world.

For a peak at the Trio de Pumpkintown you can view the video below. To learn more about Tim Eriksen you can visit his website.

 

 

Montpelier local singing April 6th

My 33rd birthday coincides with the 1st Saturday Montpelier local shape-note singing for April in a couple of weeks.

This will be Saturday, April 6th, 2013, at the Tulsi Tea Room in Montpelier. We sing at 630 until 8pm, but Chelsea and I will be there around six to drink tea and chat with folks. I think my mum Susan will there as well, since it’s my birthday. Yay!

As usual, Chelsea and I will bring loaner books to share.