Weekly and Monthly New England Area Singings

All listed singings use the 1991 Denson revision of the Sacred Harp. Any additional books used are listed after the contact information.

The information on this page was last updated in January 2016. We do our best to keep things current, but we recommend confirming the location and time just in case! Contact us with updated information about any of these singings.

For singings outside New England, see this list of local singings around the United States and internationally


See WMSHC Local Singings for information on singings in Western Massachusetts. 

Second Sundays, 4–7pm

Second Mondays, 7:45–10pm
Website: http://www.mit.edu/people/ijs/opensing.html
Phone: Bob Parr at 781-648-1009 or Bill Holt at 617-923-6044 (home), 617-797-1895 (mobile)
E-mail: Bob Parr at parr2w4s@gmail.com or Bill Holt at bill@wrholt.com
Additional books: Norumbega Harmony

Third Sundays, 3–5:30pm
Additional books: Cooper revision, Norumbega Harmony, Northern Harmony

Boston (Beacon Hill):
Third Thursdays, 7–9pm

Cambridge (Harvard):
Fourth Wednesdays, 6–8pm

For details about singings in Eastern Massachusetts, see the Boston Sacred Harp website‚Äč

Rhode Island

Fourth Sundays, 3–6pm
Thursdays, 5–7pm

For details, see the Rhode Island Sacred Harp website and the Providence Shape-Note Singing Facebook page


Yale-New Haven:
Tuesdays 7–9pm
For details, see the Yale-New Haven Sacred Harp website


Tuesdays, 7–9pm
First Sundays, 2–5pm
Portland Sacred Harp Facebook page

First Saturdays, 2–4pm
Downeast Shape Note Facebook page

Second Sundays, 2–5pm

Third Sundays, 2–5pm

Fourth Sundays, 2–5pm

Get details for all Maine singings at the Maine Shape Note Singing website 

Eastern New York

For a complete list of New York State singings, see the Albany Sacred Harp regional singings page

Catskills Region
See more at the Catskills Sacred Harp Musical Association website

Albany Area
First Saturdays, 6:30–9pm
See more at the Albany Sacred Harp website

New York City (Manhattan, East Village), Lower East Side Singing:
First Sundays, 3–6pm

New York City (Brooklyn), Joe Beasley Singing:
Second Sundays, 2–5pm

New York City (Manhattan, Midtown):
Third Sundays, 1:30–4:30pm (September to May)

New York City (Manhattan, Gramercy), Christian Harmony and Gospel Singing:
Saturdays before Fourth Sundays, 2–5pm

For details on all New York City singings, see the New York City Sacred Harp website

New Jersey

Upper Montclair:
Fourth Sundays, 2–5:30pm
Montclair Friends Meetinghouse, 289 Park St., Montclair
Phone: Gina Balestracci or Roland Hutchinson at 973-509-2165
E-mail: gssh.singings@verizon.net

New Hampshire

Second Thursdays, 7–9:30pm
Hanover Friends Meeting House, 43 Lebanon Street, Hanover
E-mail: Dan Hertzler at danhertzler@gmail.com

See more at the North Country Sacred Harp website


Second Sundays, 1–4:30pm
Phone: Deb Moody at 802-388-5410
E-mail: Deb Moody at moody.debby@gmail.com

Third Sundays, 3:00–5:30pm
St. Michael's Episcopal Church (NOT St. Michael's Catholic), 16 Bradley Avenue, Brattleboro, VT (in the upstairs meeting room)
Phone: Matthew Wojcik at 802-246-1008
E-mail: Matthew Wojcik at mwojcik@earthlink.net or Dan Hertzler at danhertzler@gmail.com to be added to the email announcements list

For more information, see the Brattleboro Sacred Harp Facebook page

Fourth Sundays, 1:30–4:30pm
St Barnabas Episcopal Church, Parish hall, Norwich, VT.
E-mail: Dan Hertzler at danhertzler@gmail.com

Derby Line:
Fourth Sundays, 3:30pm (with a potluck)
Universalist Unitarian Church Hall, Derby Line (about 500 feet from the international border)
Phone: Julia Richmond at 819-657-4703
E-mail: Julia Richmond at doerfler@netrevolution.com

Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 7pm (Fall-Spring)
Every Tuesday, 7:30pm (Summer)
Bread and Puppet Farm, Rte. 122
Phone: Linda Wells at 802-586-0698
E-mail: Linda Wells at craftsbury@hotmail.com