Author Archives: Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg

About Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg

Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg is the Vice President of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company and co-edits the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter. He began singing Sacred Harp in Connecticut in 2000. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Introducing Vol. 2, No. 3 of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter

The fifth issue of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter recounts the extraordinary lives and achievements of significant figures across Sacred Harp’s history and presents new insights drawn from the minutes of Sacred Harp singings. Our issue begins with Sacred Harp Publishing … Continue reading

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The Cold Mountain Bump: Hollywood’s Effect on Sacred Harp Songs and Singers

Almost every Sacred Harp singer has heard of the film Cold Mountain, the 2003 Academy-Award-winning motion picture which featured a pair of songs from The Sacred Harp: “I’m Going Home” (p. 282) and “Idumea” (p. 47b). The film led to an … Continue reading

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Introducing Vol. 2, No. 2 of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter

The fourth issue of The Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter highlights much-loved singers and singings from Sacred Harp’s not-so-distant past, and features updates on our music’s exciting growth in the present. Our issue leads off with Sacred Harp Publishing Company President … Continue reading

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Congratulations to David Ivey, 2013 National Heritage Fellow

The Sacred Harp Publishing Company congratulates David Ivey, who has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as a 2013 National Heritage Fellow. David, who co-founded Camp Fasola in 2003 with Jeff Sheppard and served as one of … Continue reading

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Introducing Vol. 2, No. 1 of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter

I’m pleased to announce the publication of the third issue of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter. This issue documents an important chapter in the continuing spread of Sacred Harp singing beyond North America, with singing reports by Gosia Perycz … Continue reading

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Information on the Lottery for Shares in the Sacred Harp Publishing Company

Editor’s Note: The lottery for shares in the Sacred Harp Publishing Company was conducted on March 23, 2013. Read a list of the names drawn in the lottery. Thanks to all those who expressed interest in participating in the lottery … Continue reading

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Special Holiday Offers from the Sacred Harp Publishing Company

For the holiday season the Sacred Harp Publishing Company is offering special deals on copies of The Sacred Harp, Makers of the Sacred Harp, and Legacy of the Sacred Harp! These special holiday prices are for orders anywhere in the United States. You … Continue reading

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Lottery for Shares in the Sacred Harp Publishing Company

Editor’s Note: The window for entering your name into the lottery is now closed. The lottery was conducted on March 23, 2013. Read a list of the names drawn in the lottery. The Sacred Harp Publishing Company is governed by … Continue reading

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Introducing Vol. 1, No. 2 of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter

I’m excited to announce the publication of the second issue of The Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter. This issue features Chloe Webb’s fascinating account of the life of Lorraine Miles McFarland, the girl depicted on the cover of Awake, My Soul as well … Continue reading

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