Category Archives: News

Updates and announcements from the Sacred Harp Publishing Company.

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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Remembering Those Who’ve Gone Before: Sacred Harp Publishing Company 2013 Citation Awards

On October 11, 1969, the Sacred Harp Publishing Company began a practice that continues to this day. The Board of Directors voted to present citations to “honor and express appreciation to loyal supporters and dedicated singers for outstanding work in … 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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The Making of The Shenandoah Harmony

At 469 songs on 480 pages, The Shenandoah Harmony is the largest new four-shape tunebook published for more than 150 years. The music committee includes John del Re, Kelly Macklin, and their daughter Leyland del Re of Virginia; Nora Miller … 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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Behind A Beginner’s Guide to Shape-Note Singing

Editor’s Note: Lisa Grayson’s popular A Beginner’s Guide to Shape-Note Singing has been a fixture for years at our singings across the country and beyond, welcoming newcomers to large annual singing conventions and local regular singings alike. You can access the new Fifth … 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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