Sacred Harp

Canberra Shape Note Singers

This is an open singing session for all ages. A desire to sing is all that is required of participants. We sing from the The Denison version hymnal called The Sacred Harp. Loaner copies are available. We sing around a hollow square in 4 parts. Bass Tenor Alto and Trebles without instruments.

This style is considered an American Folk Gospel Tradition that is spreading around the world with each singing group independent of each other. The music notes are in the shape of a square, triangle, circle and diamond - this is why it is called shape note singing.

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Melbourne Sacred Harp Singers

We sing from the Sacred Harp, a collection of shape note songs from the 1770s to today. It is full-throated singing, loud, raucous and beautiful! Shape Note singing is a North American tradition of acapella hymn-singing in 4 parts. No experience necessary, no commitment required. We sing once a month with whoever turns up. For more info on Sacred Harp singing, see

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