Singing schedules are subject to change; please see our announcements list for the most up-to-date information about singings. This page was last updated on August 7, 2023. We also have a calendar of events on the home page.

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Local weekly and monthly singings

Every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM in Northampton

Come sing at Helen Hills Hills Chapel on the campus of Smith College in Northampton, MA! Singing is from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition (“red book”).

  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 no longer required
  • Proof of a same-day negative rapid test will continue to be required at least through September 2023
  • Masks are optional
  • Please notify the board if you contract Covid within 10 days of singing

Free rapid tests are available for testing at the door, and singers are welcome to take them home for testing on future Tuesdays as needed.

First Sunday of the month from 3 to 5 PM in Deerfield

Come sing at Deerfield Community Center at Historic Deerfield! Singing is from the “red book” as well as other sources, including the Cooper Revision of the Sacred HarpShenandoah Harmony, Northern Harmony, selections from Harp of Ages, and anything else in four or seven shapes that singers bring.

  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 not required
  • Masks are optional
  • Same-day testing encouraged, but not required (please stay home if you know or suspect you are ill)
  • Please notify the board if you contract Covid within 10 days of singing

Annual events

WMSHC sponsors two all-day singings as well as a two-day convention.

Pioneer Valley All-Day Singing (Saturday before the 1st Sunday in July)

Berkshire Foothills All-Day Singing (Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in November)

Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Convention (2nd Sunday in March and Saturday before)

Regional singings

There are also many other regular singings throughout New England.