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Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM

Shape Note Convention

We are pleased to announce an all-day shape note singing from the Sacred Harp and Shenandoah Harmony. Free and open to the public. Local singers, please bring food to share. Oven available for heating your dish. When: July 12, 10am-4pm, with "dinner on the grounds" 12:30-1:30, followed by a social by the beach Where: Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Shape note singing is a non-denominational community, musical, and spiritual event emphasizing participation, not performance. The music is sung a capella without harps or any other musical instrument. The music is printed in "patent notes" wherein the shape of the note head indicates the syllables FA, SOL, LA, and MI. Both books include early and later American psalm tunes, fuging tunes, and anthems, as well as Scotch Irish folk songs and revival hymns. Books are available for sale. All are welcome, no experience necessary! For more information, contact Ed Rice at esrice@ucsc.edu.