We usually meet on the 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month at Circular Congregational Church (see directions below).
are always welcome! We have extra songbooks for
newcomers to sing from.
Our scheduled meetings for the fall 2014 are the
Saturdays, at 2-4pm:
September 27, October 18, November 22, December 20
You can also find our meetings on the calendar at circularchurch.org.
This fall, we are also experimenting with meeting once a month at the College of Charleston.
We'll sing at the John Rivers Communications Museum (58 George St.) from 7:30 to 9:15pm
on the following Monday evenings:
September 15, October 6, November 17
If you have any questions, please contact me (Tom Ivey) at 843-853-3976 or email
Click here for information about our annual
all-day singing in May.
The minutes from our 2014 singing in Gage Hall are available here.
Other shapenote happenings in our area include monthly singings in Savannah.
to our regular monthly singing:
We sing in lower Lance Hall (the Sharpe Room), at the historic Circular Congregational Church, located at
The room we use is at the back of the ground floor, entered from the south side off the courtyard.
On Saturdays, some parking is available in the walled lot to the south of the cemetery, entered off of
(The entrance is about 100 feet in from Meeting, on the north side of Queen; look for the large convex
mirror on the gatepost.) Please park only in the spaces marked "Harbor National Bank Customers".
(Our friend Kathy Thom has checked that this is okay with the tenants; thanks, Kathy!)
Note that the access gate between this parking lot and the church campus has now been permanently locked.
If the Harbor National Bank spots are not available, please park in the City garage on
or in the bank parking lot adjacent to the churchyard.
Click here to download a 1-page beginner's guide to Sacred Harp.
You can find much more information about shapenote singing in the southeast
and across the
can find a
recording of the 2011 Piccolo Spoleto singing here
and audio from our 2010 singing at BostonSing.org.
On January 14, 2012 we held a special "demonstration" singing at the Grand Army Hall