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Sacred Harp Singing in Culver City

Time:  Every Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Location:  Parish Hall of Grace Lutheran Church (Room #4)
 4427 Overland Avenue, Culver City, 90230 (See maps below)
Tunebooks:  1991 Sacred Harp (loaners available)
   Shenandoah Harmony (loaners available)

We sing every Thursday, 50 Thursdays of the year, except for Thanksgiving Day and special circumstances.
We alternate between one-book singings (Sacred Harp 7-9 pm), and
split-session singings (Sacred Harp 7-8 pm; Shenandoah Harmony 8-9 pm).
New singers -- it's a good idea to telephone or contact by e-mail in advance.

If so desired, some of us will arrive early (6:30 pm) and help you get oriented. Once singing starts at 7:00 pm, we keep conversation to a minimum. .

Come anytime to start learning by osmosis;
for step-by-step introduction: Santa Monica Learner's Group.
For distance learning: recommended songs for starters
Surprisingly useful German site: "Sacred Harp ist a capella Heavy Metal"

My phone number and nonsnailmail are given below.

Hesitant newbies:  1. What to expect. (our group)
2. Our favorite songs and those particularly suitable for beginners
3. Learning materials.
Table of contents:  Site map.


General Map: Overland Ave. from Culver Blvd to Ballona Creek
The church occupies the block from Franklin Avenue to Farragut Drive.
"The Spot" coffee house (formerly Synergy, before that, Cubby's) is on the next block.

Close-up Map: Parking situation
Do not park on Farragut south of the church ($50 fine from 8 pm to 10 pm)
(some residents are vigilant, so don't take chances).
Parking on Franklin north of the church is okay.

Church Map: Room location in red.
Church (sanctuary) itself on left; connecting building has choir room (not us).
We sing in the basement of the parish hall at the right. Enter parish hall from Overland Avenue door (other door locked), go down two short flights of steps.

Location:  Parish Hall of Grace Lutheran Church
 Room 4 of basement
Good acoustics for small group of singers.

Remember not to park on street next to the singing room.

4427 Overland Ave, Culver City
Cross-street for church: Franklin Avenue (parking okay)
Cross-street for the parish hall: Farragut Drive (no parking)

What to expect.    Favorite song management.
Link to Grace Lutheran website
Link to other singings in Los Angeles area
More information on Shape Note Singing in general

Contact: David Olson (310) 410-9033 for more details.