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Event Title : Wilmignton SACRED HARP SINGERS
Event Date : 26-Apr-2015
Start Time : 1:00 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM
Category : Music
Location : Cameron Art Museum
Address : 3201 South 17th Street
City : Wilmington
State : 28401
Zip : NC
Location Map :
Phone : 910-395-5999
Contact : n/a
Description : Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers presents a traditional Sacred Harp Singing and invite you to join in the music. This dynamic form of a cappella social singing dates back to Colonial America, using a modern reprint of an 1844 songbook called The Sacred Harp. Sacred Harp and related shape-note styles are the oldest continuous singing traditions in the United States. Surviving as a living tradition in parts of the South, notably Georgia and Alabama, Sacred Harp music has been discovered by new generations of singers who have spread the heritage across North America and to Australia and Europe. The music is loud, vigorous and intense. It is meant to be sung, not just observed. No previous experience is necessary.

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