Sacred Harp singing dates back to the early days of our nation. Words were taken
from biblical sources and 18-th century English hymn writers; the melodies
and arrangements were created by itinerant Singing Masters in the Northeast
who taught them to the enthusiastic but musically illiterate congregations.
The music is sung a capella in 4 voices seated around a "hollow square" with
each voice carrying its own melodic line. Singers and non-singers alike are
welcome to join in and be carried in the wave of this primitive and powerful