See also the Third Sunday Newbury, Mass. Shapenote Singing
Also Second Sunday Boston Connexion singing in Brookline.

Boston Area Monthly Shape-Note Singing

Primarily from The Sacred Harp, 1991 edition. We have books you can use, or buy a copy to take home.

You've heard it on the soundtrack to Cold Mountain, this Boston area singing has been going on for decades. Also covered by WBUR's Here-and-Now, Sacred Harp special on 2004 January 12

Note location: As of late 2012 we will be back in the Meetinghouse (shown in blue on the map below).

Second Monday every month, 7:45 - 10:00 pm
Andover Newton Theological School
The Meetinghouse
210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02159
or via GPS navigate to 42 19.4 North, 71 11.3 West
Accessible by MBTA on the Green Line
Plenty of Parking
Map available, 7k GIF
Music provided, no experience necessary

Jan 11 Feb 8 Mar 14 Apr 11 May 9 Jun 13
Jul 11 Aug 8 Sep 12 Oct 10 Nov 14 Dec 12

Sponsored by Norumbega Harmony and Andover Newton Theological School.

Printable Version of Flyer

For a printable version of the Monthly Singing flyer complete with dates and maps, download 2013 PDF Flyer, 205kB or 2013 MS-Word .doc Flyer, 176kB

Campus Map

Andover Newton Theological School campus map

For more information, contact Bob Parr, parr2w4s [at] gmail [dot] com, 781-648-1009


(See also directions provided by ANTS)

By car:

Recommended route when coming from north, south, or west:
From I-95 (also known as Route 128): Take Exit 20A (Route 9) east toward Boston. Proceed 2.1 miles on Route 9 to the Parker St. exit. Turn left (north) onto Parker Street at the end of the exit ramp and proceed for .6 miles. Just before reaching the bridge over the MBTA trolley tracks and the Newton Centre business district, turn right onto Braeland Avenue. Then take the first right onto Herrick Road and follow the signs up the hill to the campus.
Interactive map from Yahoo, with link to printable intersection-by-intersection driving instructions.

By rapid transit:

From the MBTA trolley:
Take the Green Line, Riverside Branch (D train) to Newton Centre. As you step off an outbound car, Herrick Road is on the left. Proceed on Herrick Road up the hill to the campus -- 10-15 minutes walk. It takes approximately 30 minutes on the T - small MBTA logo from downtown Boston to Newton Centre. There is a taxi stand at the T stop.

Once on Campus:

Having reached the grassy common at the top of the hill, proceed around to your right on the one-way road. Noyes Hall is the second building on your right; the Meetinghouse is just behind Noyes Hall.

Other Sacred Harp Singing Opportunities

Second Sundays Boston Connexion singing in Brookline.
Third Sundays Newbury, Massachusetts singing at First Parish Church.
See also Dr. Warren Steel's Local Regular Singing Directory. All this and more can be found via the Fasola Home Page
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