Death, joy and passion. Sacred Harp, the earliest American music, is not only sharp harmony of protestant hymns, not only words of sorrow and hope. Sacred Harp is life, in the fullest sense of the word. Thousands of people all over the world gather to sing – for one another and for God.

We meet in Warsaw every second Thursday at 7.15 p.m. in Dominicans friary at Freta 10. Some of us are under ten, some over fifty years old. Some have been singing in choirs for years, some have never sung before. Sacred Harp teaches us hope. If you want to join us, feel welcome to the workshop.

some particulars:

When: 22nd – 22th October:

22nd October (Thursday) 7.15 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

23rd October (Friday) 6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

24th October (Saturday) 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

25th October (Sunday) 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Where: Warsaw, Dominicans friary, Freta 10.

Instructor: Allison Blake Schofield, American singer, composer and Sacred Harp teacher. In the USA Allison leads Sacred Harp conventions, which usually gather around 400 singers. Her trip to Poland is the only occasion this year to learn Sacred Harp from a person brought up in the living tradition of the music.

Application: awakemysoul.sh@gmail.com (deadline: 22nd October)

Fee: 50 PLN paid in advance by transfer.

Account: 36 1050 1038 1000 0023 2672 2309

Stowarzyszenie Sztuka Żywota, ul. Freta 10, 00-227 Warszawa.

Provided for you are: workshop materials, tea, cookies and throat lozenges.

More info: Sacred Harp

“My favourite song is the one I’m singing.”

red. Magdalena Gryszko