Immerse yourself in the past!

Spend a day learning and singing music traditionally heard throughout America during the 1800s.

Our 2015 Tulsa Singing will be led by P. Dan Brittain, who is helping to re-establish this musical form in Arkansas. He has served as singing school instructor for Sacred Harp gatherings around the world. His compositions are included in numerous publications, including a new edition of the 1820s Missouri Harmony, for which he was principal engraver.

Wikipedia features an excellent explanation of shape note singing. A Today show article spotlights the revival of this musical form, as seen in the movie Cold MountainFASOLA is the national shape note organization. Event co-sponsors are First Lutheran Church, Tulsa and Saint Paul’s Anglican, Owasso, Oklahoma. We’re grateful for the support of the Shiloh Sacred Harp Singers, which meet monthly at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale, Arkansas.

Discover more at this Facebook event page created by the Tulsa Friends of Sacred Harp Singing. Contact us at

An example of shape note singing from an Irish Shape Note Convention: