WELCOME BACK to Victoria Sacred Harp singing!
We are singing again! starting on Saturday 3 June, *outside* on the lawn at St Philip. Please dress for the weather, including light rain and full sun. Bring a folding chair if you can.
Victoria Sacred Harp
- meets on the first and third Saturdays of every month (10:00 AM–noon) at St. Philip Anglican Church in Oak Bay, outside in summer, to sing the early American sacred choral music known as Sacred Harp. The texts are traditional Protestant hymns, and many will be familiar to Anglicans. Some of the melodies will also be familiar, but the harmonies less so.
- welcomes all singers and would-be singers to join in musical fellowship, creating six-part a cappella harmonies from the shape-note tune book, The Sacred Harp. These “singings” are participatory and non-performance-oriented; there is no director and no audience.
- includes people of all philosophies and religious beliefs who appreciate the unique harmonies, powerful lyrics, and rich heritage of this 18th-century musical tradition that has quietly developed global participation.
- does not charge membership fees. There is no charge and no obligation. A suggested donation of $5 a time, and it really is a suggested donation, goes to our venue. Attend regularly or occasionally–it’s your choice!
More information about Sacred Harp and this group at https://victoriasacredharp.wordpress.com/