Shape-Note Singing School

Event time: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 11:00am
Location: 
Connecticut Hall (C) See map
344 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Event description: 

Join Ian Quinn, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Yale’s Department of Music, and a group of experienced shape-note singers for an a workshop introduction to shape-note singing. Experienced singers will be on hand to help newcomers learn the ropes, and we’ll have plenty of music on hand to sing.

Bringing together American communities in song for centuries, shape-note singing is both a fascinating window into America’s musical past and low-pressure way to have the experience of singing beautiful music in harmony without an audition or a particular level of commitment. We sing not to practice for performances, but for the sheer joy of it.

Open to: 
faculty