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Music of the Carolinas: Shape Note Singers

Sunday, Feb. 24, 3 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This Music of the Carolinas concert will be a bit different, as the Triangle Shape Note Singers will share this distinctive music in the Museum lobby! This concert was rescheduled due to inclement weather in December; if you have already reserved a ticket for the December show, it will stil be valid on this new date.

In the shape note singing tradtion, singers sing a cappella (without accompaniment) and sit arranged by vocal part in a “hollow square,” facing one another across the square and taking turns at leading. Shape note singing began in Protestant churches in New England in America's early years, and it survived in the rural South and became recognized as an American art form in the 1960s. A limited number of books will be available for anyone who wants to follow along.

This concert was originally scheduled to take place in December during the Museum's annual Holiday Food Drive for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. Check out the list of the Food Bank's "Most Needed Items," and please consider participating while you're at the Museum. You can also donate to the Food Bank online - For every dollar donated, the Food Bank can provide $10 worth of food or five meals!

Presented with PineCone and support from MOHA/museum members. Join MOHA before or after the concert—for half-price museum membership!