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POSTPONED: Music of the Carolinas: Shape Note Singers

Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m.

Due to inclement weather, this program has been postponed to February 24, 2019.

Photo by Lynda Hambourger

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 coincides with the annual NC Museum of History/PineCone holiday food drive for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC - if possible, please bring at least two canned goods with you to the Museum - Food Bank's list of Most Needed Items can be found here!

Presented with PineCone and support from MOHA/museum members. Join MOHA before or after the concert—for half-price museum membership! In addition, enter our raffle for a prize from the Museum Shop (winner will be drawn at next month’s concert and need not be present).