Local Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Singings

All of the following events are free, and everyone is welcome to attend! Feel free to come when you can and go when you need to. No experience required.

All listed singings use the 1991 Denson revision of the Sacred Harp unless otherwise noted. Any additional books used are listed below the location. Books are available to borrow and purchase at most singings.

The information on this page was last updated in January 2016. Contact us to send in updated singing information!

Every Tuesday 7–10pm
Come sing at Helen Hills Hills Chapel on the Smith College Campus, Elm Street in Northampton, MA

  • First Tuesday of the month starts with a singing school from 7–8pm
  • Books are available for loan and sale
  • Bring a snack to share

For more info, contact Linda Shea lindasacredharp@yahoo.com 413-262-5244

First Sundays 2:00–4:30pm
Come sing at the Octagon on the Amherst College Campus, Amherst, MA

  • Mixed book singing — we regularly sing out of the Denson and Cooper revisions of the Sacred Harp, and the Harp of Ages
  • Books are available for loan and sale
  • Bring a snack to share

For more info, contact Linda Shea lindasacredharp@yahoo.com 413-262-5244

Third Sundays, 1–4pm
Come sing at the Little Brown Chapel of the Church on the Hill, 55 Main St., Lenox, MA

Fifth Sunday Cooper Book Singing 1:30–4:30pm
Come sing in Greenfield, MA (location varies)

  • Books are available for loan
  • Bring a snack to share

For more info, contact Sheila Kelley shlabuke@yahoo.com

Fifth Thursday Singing 7–10pm
Come sing in Leyden, MA (contact Laura for location)

  • Mixed book and new compositions singing. Four and seven shape songs from the Harp of Ages, Northern Harmony, the Cooper revision of the Sacred Harp, Norumbega Harmony, etc.
  • Potluck supper 6–7pm

For more info, contact Laura Timmerman laurat@crocker.com or 413-773-8325