Savannah Sacred Harp Singers

Old-time songs sung powerfully

Our Mission

It's All About The Music 

We invite anyone who is interested in harmony singing, American history, warm fellowship or folk music traditions to join and sing with us. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

We meet to sing on the Saturday before the second Sunday of each month (Saturday after the first Sunday of the month, if you prefer), from 1pm-4pm. We also host an all-day singing during October and various special singings throughout the year. See our calendar for exact dates.

We come from different faiths and backgrounds with the common purpose to sing together and to enjoy one another's company. We generally sing from two books, The Sacred Harp and The B.F. White Sacred Harp. We have extra books available for visitors to use.

Our History

About ten people met together at the Folk Traditions Store on Sunday afternoon, October  30, 2004, to talk about Sacred Harp singing and to listen to recorded samples. We decided then to establish a regular monthly meeting and first started singing together the following month. Our first meetings were held at First Christian Church and then at Faith Primitive Baptist Church. We usually have about twenty singers at each meeting, along with a handful of visitors. We held our first all-day singing in October, 2005 with a singing school conducted by Hugh McGraw. 

Credits

The songs you are hearing are Hallelujah, Stratfield, Blooming Youth and The Traveler recorded at the 2009 Savannah Music Festival.