27. February, 2015Uncategorized

Hi St. B’s singers,

Last Tuesday in rehearsal, we discussed the style of Sacred Harp singing, also called shape note singing.  Here’s a video of a group in Texas who gather together to sing in this style.

The first verse, they sing on solfege syllables. Then, they sing the words as written in their scores.

The sound may take a little getting used to, but focus on their big sound, the strong beat that they keep with their arms, and how secure they are on their own parts. And of course, those southern accents!