Canberra Shape Note Singers

Canberra Shape Note Singers


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Ainslie Church of Christ
82 Limestone Avenue, Ainslie, ACT, 2602, Canberra

Event Type

SINGING SCHOOL  –  February to March
Weekly Sessions  –  Mid March to end of October

Shape note singing is a folk gospel tradition developed for people who could not read or write.  The music is written in 4 shapes and looks like normal music with the note shapes being – triangle, circle, square and diamond.  We sing in 4 parts around a hollow square facing each other.  The person leading the song stands in the middle of the square and members take turns doing this on a voluntary basis for each new song.  Its community singing and has a tribal feel to it.  It is open to all ages and all singers.  We say – if you have a desire to sing you are welcome to join us.  You come as you are and sing as you do.

Songs you may know
New Britian 45 t    –  it is called Amazing Grace

Wayfaring Stranger 457

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Canberra Shape Note Singers (Convener DIANNE PORTER)
Phone: 02 62577397
Email Canberra Shape Note Singers (Convener DIANNE PORTER)

Canberra Shape Note Singers (Convener DIANNE PORTER) website and Facebook