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Sunday, June 8, 2014

In Grafton singings on June 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

Thirteen singers (including four newcomers) gathered at the Grafton Community Centre and sang from the Sacred Harp:

49    Old Hundred

63     Coronation

274    The Golden Harp

86    Poland

313b    Cobb

45    New Britain

344    Rainbow

100    The Bower of Prayer

155    Northfield

30    Love Divine

31b    Webster

457    Wayfaring Stranger

After a break for refreshments and conversation, we continued with a few selections from the Shenandoah Harmony:

147 (Shenandoah)    River of Jordan

210 (Shenandoah)    Amanda

246b (Shenandoah)    Amelia

373b (Shenandoah)    Weeping Mary

260b (Shenandoah)    Bowen

Then we returned to the Sacred Harp:

112    The Last Words of Copernicus

504    Wood Street

84    Amsterdam

88    Done With the World

287    Cambridge

547    Granville

361    Loving Jesus

171    Exhortation (First)

282    I’m Going Home

Join us for our next regular monthly singing on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Grafton Community Centre (718 Station Road, Grafton, ON).  All are welcome.  For more information, visit our website or fasola.org .

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2014 at 8:02 am

Eight singers gathered at the Grafton Community Centre on a beautiful spring evening.  Eight may not sound like many, but I assure you, quite a satisfying sound was made!  We sang:

31   Ninety-Third Psalm

369   Send A Blessing

59   Holy Manna

58   Pisgah

218   Mount Pleasant

84   Amsterdam

455   Soar Away

540   Nidrah

475   A Thankful Heart

133   Hebrew Children

After a break for refreshments and conversation, we continued with some wonderful selections from the Shenandoah Harmony:

41 (Shenandoah)   The Flower

264b (Shenandoah)   Millbrook

23 (Shenandoah)   Wesley

161 (Shenandoah)   Harvest Hymn

35 (Shenandoah)   The Rose Tree

140b (Shenandoah)   Ten Thousand Charms

249 (Shenandoah)   Spring Valley

231 (Shenandoah)   Olivet

134 (Shenandoah)   Pleasant Forest

413 (Shenandoah)   Marcia

14 (Shenandoah)   Missionary’s Farewell

282 (Sacred Harp)   I’m Going Home

Our next regular singing will take place on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Grafton Community Centre (718 Station Road, Grafton, ON).  Please come and join us!  

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Sunday, April 13, 2014 – 7th Anniversary Singing

In Uncategorized on April 14, 2014 at 10:07 am

A dozen singers (including two newcomers) gathered at the Grafton Community Centre in celebration of the 7th anniversary of the Shelter Valley Shape-Note Singers.  We can scarcely believe we’ve been singing in Grafton for so long!  Four people in attendance had been present at our first ever gathering on Sunday, April 1, 2007.  Seven years later, we sang:

34b    St. Thomas

105    Jewett

65    Sweet Prospect

147    Boylston

45    New Britain

345    Jesus Is My Friend

191    Virginia

111    Journey Home

457    Wayfaring Stranger

344    Rainbow

66    Jordan (First)

After a break for celebratory cake and fizzy lemonade, we continued with a Cooper Book song chosen for the association between the name of the tune and the location of our singings.  Then we moved on to selections from our new Shenandoah Harmony books, generously donated by our friend Lyn in memory of Gordon Ficko (1919-2013).

494 (Cooper Book)    Grafton

When Jesus Wept (page viii in the Shenandoah Harmony introduction, sung as a four-part round)

1b (Shenandoah)    Rockbridge

37 (Shenandoah)    Spiritual Sailor

413 (Shenandoah)    Marcia (an extraordinarily beautiful song by John Bayer & Judy Hauff)

243 (Shenandoah)    Balm In Gilead

242 (Shenandoah)    Boulder

Then we returned to the Denson Sacred Harp book for our usual closing song:

282    I’m Going Home