The 20th Annual
Pioneer Valley All-Day Singing
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Beginning at 10:00am
Sunderland Town Park and Pavilion in Sunderland, MA
With Potluck Dinner on the Grounds.
Please bring food to share that may be served cold.
Please bring chairs!!
Singing will be from the 1991 edition of The Sacred Harp. Books will be available for loan or purchase.
We are very excited to announce that we will hold the Pioneer Valley All-Day Singing (PVADS) on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the Sunderland Town Park and Pavilion, which is only about a mile from our customary PVAD venue (The 1st Congregational Church of Sunderland). The singing will start at 10:00 a.m. We will have dinner on the grounds!
In order to ensure the safest possible environment, we are requiring:
- COVID-19 vaccination for all attendees over the age of 5*
- That all attendees take a home test for COVID-19 within 24 hours of the event. Take a picture so you can show proof of a negative test when you arrive at the welcoming table.
- If you are experiencing symptoms, please sit this one out.
The park is not open to the general public so we will have it for our private use. The pavilion provides a large covered area, bathrooms, kitchen facilities, and ample parking. Click here for directions to Sunderland Town Park.
The Park is equipped with numerous picnic tables but no individual chairs, so we ask that local singers bring as many chairs as they can.
We plan to make this singing as relaxed and low-key as possible, but will still need help in key areas, such as welcoming, setup and cleanup, arranging, etc. If you are able to help out, even just by bringing chairs, please email Matthew Leger-Small (mattdsmall@gmailcom). Matthew will put together an email list for PVAD planning purposes.
We have the park until 8 p.m., so we can continue to hang out and visit with people at the Park after the singing. The Park has a large barbecue pit, so if we have support for it and grill masters willing to come forward, "grilling and chilling" could happen.
More exciting news: the Harp of Ages singing will be held on Monday, July 4, at the home of Wendy Sibbison in Greenfield, MA. More details to follow.
*Please be advised that there may be young, unvaccinated children present at the event.