Sacred Harp Singing

Posted Aug. 28, 2012, at 4:55 p.m.

Thursday, January 1 to Thursday, December 13, 2012; 12 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME

Contact: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233


Sacred Harp Singing, or shape-note singing, is a form of a cappella sacred music that became popular in America during the early nineteenth century. It started in New England, but it was the singings in the Southern states that kept the tradition alive. Now, shape note singing is reviving in the north–including at the Cobscook Community Learning Center!

The singers at the CCLC will also have the chance to learn tunes by Maine composers, with titles as familiar as “Machias” and “Bangor”. For more information about the tradition and other Maine singings, visit

Instructor: For more information about the singing at the CCLC, contact Kris Paprocki (207) 952-0922 or

Second Sunday every month, 2 – 4:30 pm, with a short potluck supper after, so please bring something to share. Class fee: Donations are welcome.