The folks in Boston have MP3 files for a most songs in The Sacred Harp.

Or Listen to each voice separately.

A cappella folk singing according to Sacred Harp traditions.

Ballona Fasola

What to Expect at Our Singings

We started singing in May, 2009; in April 2017 the church installed a wooden floor, which gives us great acoustics.

In general we follow social conventions used by other Sacred Harp groups: out-of-town singers drop in sometimes.

Common denominator is the 1991 Sacred Harp, the most widely used songbook for social singing in America today. Typically we sing about 14 songs the first hour, then a short break, and 10 or more songs the second hour.

"Social singing" means: (1) We don't perform. (2) Everyone comes to sing; discussions can be held elsewhere. (3) We "leave religion at the door". Just as we can practice Yoga without Hinduism and the caste system, and we sing "glory hallelujah" without discussing Christianity or "distinctives".

We have extra copies of Sacred Harp for visitors to use.



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Contact: David Olson (310) 410-9033 for more details.
Singing location: 4427 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California

We're actually about one mile from Ballona Creek.
Culver City Bus Line #3

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