Please join us February 14-15, 2015, for our annual Sacred Harp convention in beautiful Seattle. This year we will be at the Ballard Homestead, a wonderful venue new to us in the historic Ballard neighborhood. We invite our singing friends from near and far to experience all our hospitality, with a Friday evening social, a Saturday composium, a Saturday evening social, as well as two full days of singing from the red 1991 Sacred Harp book (Denson). We have singers looking forward to hosting you in their homes, as well as suggestions for hotels and B&Bs, if that is your preference. New singers from the Seattle area, you are warmly welcome to join us too. The power and enthusiasm of a convention is a wonderful first experience of Sacred Harp singing. No experience is necessary to participate. Doors will open at 9:00AM on both Saturday and Sunday, with singing beginning at 9:30AM. We invite you to join us for dinner on the grounds at noon, and to continue to sing with us until mid-afternoon. Local singers are asked to bring plenty of potluck food to share with our out-of-town guests and the new singers. To find out more, post your questions here, or email the convention chair, Kevin Barrans
For accommodations, please contact our housing coordinator, Susan J. Helf .
Friday, February 13 - Bob Schinske will be home most of the day cooking for the weekend, and invites any singers who hit town early to come on over. The social officially begins after dinner at 7:00PM. Any singing will probably be from the 2012 Cooper book. Bob literally lives two blocks from the weekend's singing venue. Bring any snacks and drinks to share.
6750 25th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98177
Saturday, February 14 - Starting at 6pm, Kevin Barrans welcomes all singers to his house in gorgeous Carkeek Park. There will likely be singing from the Christian Harmony. Bring any snacks and drinks to share.
828 NW Carkeek Park Road
Seattle, WA 98117
Immediately following Saturday's singing. Composers may submit up to two tunes. The tunes must be set in four-shape notation and relate to the Sacred Harp tradition. Please bring 35 copies to share.