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, 3–6pm (Charlestown)
Wednesdays, 7–9pm (Downtown/Cambridge/JP — location varies by week)
Website: Boston Sacred Harp

Second Mondays, 7:45–10pm
Additional books: Norumbega Harmony
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

Third Sundays, 2–5pm
Additional books: Cooper revision
Facebook page: Salem Sacred Harp

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
Website: Yale-New Haven Sacred Harp


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

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

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

Second Sundays, 2–5pm

Third Sundays, 2–5pm

Fourth Sundays, 2–5pm

Eastern New York

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

Catskills Region
Website: Catskills Sacred Harp Musical Association

Albany Area
First Saturdays, 6:30–9pm
Website: Albany Sacred Harp

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

Website: North Country Sacred Harp


For information about all Vermont singings, visit vermontshapenotesingers.com

First Sundays, 1–3pm
Mitchell Green Lounge, McCullough Student Centre, 14 Old Chapel Road, Middlebury
E-mail: David Rosenberg, middleburyshapenote@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
Website: 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