Atlanta Metro / Alpharetta

Annual Alpharetta "June Singing" of the Sacred Harp

Dates : 6/14/15 - 6/14/15
Alpharetta City Hall
2 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009

678-297-6000
  • Sacred Harp "June Singing"


Release your spirit in this uniquely American tradition. The Singing of the Sacred Harp brings a variety of people from shared cultural heritages together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. Beginners and newcomers are welcome as singers or listeners. No musical experience or religious affiliation is required.

This annual event in Alpharetta has been bringing together an informal network of people interested in participating and promoting a cappella singing from the Sacred Harp and other shape note singing books for more than 140 years. Sacred Harp singers typically sit in a hollow square forming one of four voice parts on each side of the square, with the singers facing inward so they can see and hear each other as they sing. The singers spread "dinner on the ground" at 12 p.m., and everyone brings a covered dish to share.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    400

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

    Type

    Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free Things to Do, History & Heritage, Music & Concerts, Religious & Spiritual

Events

  • Youth Fishing Derby

    Youth Fishing Derby

    06/06/2015 - 06/06/2015

    Children ages 4-12 are invited to participate in the Youth Fishing Derby sponsored by the City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department. Adults must accompany children. Prizes will be awarded for longest fish and most fish caught. Bring fishing gear and bait. 

    The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited to the first 80 children. To pre-register, call 678-297-6133.

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