UPDATE: We had a fabulous time Friday night with Richard DeLong and Judy Caudle, who called Judy Hauff up to help lead her wonderful song, “Wood Street.” On to a full day of thrilling, no doubt exhausting singing and more.
Over the weekend of September 19-20-21, I will be participating in the somethingth annual NYCADS, mostly at the beautiful Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn Heights. Like all shapenote singings, the events are free and open to the public (although we will take a collection for the church).
Details (I think I have all the times correct now):
Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, 75 Hicks St., Brooklyn Heights
Friday, September 19
Singing School with Richard DeLong and Judy Caudle, 7-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 20:
All-Day Singing with Dinner on the Grounds, 9:30am-3:30pm
Awake My Soul album pre-release Listening Party from 4:30 to 5:30
AND: New Songs singing session with Judy Hauff and Ted Mercer among those expected, 5:30-700. Aldo writes: This session will feature new music in the Sacred Harp tradition, presented by the composers themselves. After each tune, the composer will be able to hear brief questions/comments from the other singers about their songs, as well as touch upon issues of writing in the Sacred Harp style. (All singers are welcome.) Composers who’d like to present songs should contact Aldo.
Sunday, September 21
Manhattan Sing Sunday, September 21, 2:30-5 pm, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 109 East 50th Street, New York, NY (Singing is in the parish hall building; enter on 50th bet. Park and Lexington)
Here’s a link to the Manhattan Sing page with a few more details.