January 2024 Atlanta Sacred Harp Newsletter

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John Plunkett

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January 2024 Atlanta Sacred Harp Singing Update

A few singing opportunities local to Atlanta area folks this month:

January 1st, Monday - 10:00am start.  All day, NYD - Georgian Harmony Singing at the Hollingsworth. (GPS coordinates for the Hollingsworth’s mailbox: 34.152384, -83.322767.  Directions: From Athens: Take Hwy 29 north, towards Danielsville. At the light near the Ingles store, bear left onto Hwy 106. Just past the 9-mile marker, turn left onto Adams Clarke Rd (at the Hill's Automotive sign). Go 1.5 miles to mailbox on right numbered 1574. When driveway splits, bear left. From I-85 North: Take Exit 149 to Hwy 441 at Banks Crossing outlet malls. Turn right onto 441 South. Go about 5 miles to Hwy 98 and turn left. In about 8 miles you'll reach a 4-way stop in Ila. Turn right and go 0.8 mile, then turn right on Adams Clarke Rd, go 1.5 miles to mailbox on right numbered 1574. When driveway splits, bear left.   Dinner on the grounds at noon. John Hollingsworth, 706-789-3916, john -at- billnet -dot- org.

January 4th, First Thursday, 7:00 PM  to 9:00 PM.  First Thursday, 7:00 PM  to 9:00 PM.  Indoor singing from The Sacred Harp and The Eclectic Harmony. Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta GA 30307. Park behind the church, off Westminster Way.  "Test-to-Sing" COVID precautions: Vaccination is required; don't come if you have any COVID symptoms; same-day COVID antigen test required.  Test at home, and bring the details to be verified.  Tests are also available on site, if you arrive early.  Info:Jim Neal, jim_neal-at-bellsouth.net, or Amy Wells, amyarmstrongmidwife-αt- gmail -δόt- com.

January 7th, 2nd Sunday - 10:00 am Central Time.  Uncle Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr Memorial, Camp Ground Methodist Church, Muscadine AL. Canceled for 2024.

Jan 21st, Sunday -  3rd Sunday singing at 6:00p-8:30p, Church of our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 6:00 Singing School: Introductory Lesson at 6:00pm.  New and experienced singers are encouraged to come! 6:30-8:30 Singing, with a snack break at 7:30. Church of our Saviour, Garrison Hall (building across from main church entrance) 1068 North Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306. Parking along N. Highland or Los Angeles. Metered spaces are free on Sunday. Contact Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information.


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February brings more singing opportunities:


Saturday before the 2nd Sunday - Annual all day singing at Cannon Chapel on the campus of Emory University.


4th Sunday and Saturday before: -

-Saturday - all day singing from the JL White revision at Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church;

-Sunday - Athens area singing from the Social Harp & 1991 Sacred Harp - Railroad No. 3 in Arnoldsville, GA


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