Local Sacred Harp Singings. There are currently six local singings in Vermont. They take place weekly, monthly, or seasonally. For more details, see the drop-down list under the tab “Vermont Singings.”
Vermont All-Day Sacred Harp Singing. Every year since 1981, Vermont has held an All-Day Sacred Harp Singing, hosted by alternating groups of local singers.
The next Annual Vermont All-Day Sacred Harp Singing will be on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Middlebury, Vermont.
The scheduling formula for the Vermont All-Day Singing is “the Saturday before the 4th Sunday in March, unless it’s Easter, in which case it’s a week earlier.”
Jeremiah Ingalls Singing. Starting in 2004, there has been an annual singing to celebrate the work of Jeremiah Ingalls, choirmaster of Newbury’s First Congregational Church from 1791–1805, who compiled a shape note tune book, The Christian Harmony.
The Ingalls Singing is held on “the Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in July. The last Ingalls Singing took place on July 20, 2019 at the Newbury Center Town House, in Newbury, Vermont.
Other Singings. Singings from other shape note song books take place irregularly, and are usually announced through local singing networks.
For more details, see the drop-down list under the tab “Vermont Singings.”