About Sacred Harp/Shape-Note Singing

Sacred Harp singing is a nondenominational, four-part, unaccompanied tradition of vernacular hymnody associated with the American shape-note tunebook The Sacred Harp. The repertoire in the tunebook now stretches from the 18th to the 20th century, and most of the hymn texts are 18th-century British sacred poetry.

In April 2014, the Quaker Meeting House on the East Side of Providence hosted the 11th annual Rhode Island "All-Day Sacred Harp Singing and Dinner on the Ground."

For more information about the tradition of Sacred Harp and additional opportunities to sing, please visit these links.