Shape-note singing has been part of American music for more than two centuries. Instead of reading music by the placement of the notes on the staff, shape-note singers sound out the tune by reading the shapes of the notes. In our second concert of the 2013-14 season, the Chorale explores the American shape-note traditions of Northern and Southern Harmony. America's earliest form of community singing, this is a living tradition that continues through today.
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (View)
201 4th Street SE (at Independence Avenue)
Washington, DC 20003