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. 3, No. 1 of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter

The sixth issue of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter features stories about key figures and events from Sacred Harp’s history and celebrates the Sacred Harp Museum’s rich collection of songbooks, papers, and recordings. Our issue begins with company executive … Continue reading

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Honoring Jeff and Shelbie Sheppard: 2014 Citation Awards

On April 12, 2014, at the annual State Line Singing, the Sacred Harp Publishing Company presented Pam Nunn and Rene Greene with citation awards recognizing the contributions of their parents, Jeff and Shelbie Sheppard, to Sacred Harp singing. Jeff and … Continue reading

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Seeking a Volunteer to Help Lay Out Print Versions of the Newsletter

The Sacred Harp Publishing Company is seeking a volunteer to create printable PDF versions of issues of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter. The PDFs will complement the online version of the newsletter. They will be made freely available through … Continue reading

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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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