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Sacred Harp Singing in Culver City

Thursday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location:  Parish Hall of Grace Lutheran Church (Room #4)
 4427 Overland Avenue, Culver City, 90230 (See maps below)
Tunebook:  1991 Sacred Harp (loaners available)

Singing schedule (with links to other California events)
 
November 23 (Sunday) 3:00-5:00 pm: singing from Sacred Harp
St. Mary in Palms Episcopal Church
Come early to find parking.
3647 Watseka Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034.

    November 27: Thanksgiving. No group singing.
 
November 30 (Sunday) there will be singing in Burbank.

Next weekly singing   December 4: Regular weekly singing (from Sacred Harp).
    December 11: Regular weekly singing (from Sacred Harp).
    December 18: Regular weekly singing (from Sacred Harp).
    December 25: Regular weekly singing (from Sacred Harp).
 
December 28 (Sunday). No four-Sunday singing at Lady Chapel.

    January 1: New Year's Day. Fast of Tevet.
    January 8: Regular weekly singing (from Sacred Harp).
    January 15: Regular weekly singing (from Sacred Harp).
    January 22: Regular weekly singing (from Sacred Harp).
 
January 25 (Sunday) 3:00-5:00 pm: singing from Sacred Harp
St. Mary in Palms Episcopal Church
Come early to find parking.
3647 Watseka Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034.

    January 29: Regular weekly singing (from Sacred Harp).
    February 1: Regular weekly singing (from Sacred Harp).

Learning/beginners:
  Come anytime to start learning by osmosis;
for step-by-step introduction: Santa Monica Learner's Group.
For distance learning: recommended songs for starters
Surprisingly useful German site: "Sacred Harp ist a capella Heavy Metal"

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My phone number and nonsnailmail are given below.

Hesitant newbies:  1. What to expect. (our group)
2. Our favorite songs and those particularly suitable for beginners
3. Learning materials.
Table of contents:  Site map.

Maps.

General Map: Overland Ave. from Culver Blvd to Ballona Creek
The church occupies the block from Franklin Avenue to Farragut Drive.
"The Spot" coffee house (formerly Synergy, before that, Cubby's) is on the next block.

Close-up Map: Parking situation
Do not park on Farragut south of the church ($50 fine from 8 pm to 10 pm)
(some residents are vigilant, so don't take chances).
Parking on Franklin north of the church is okay.

Church Map: Room location in red.
Church (sanctuary) itself on left; connecting building has choir room (not us).
We sing in the basement of the parish hall at the right. Enter parish hall from Overland Avenue door (other door locked), go down two short flights of steps.

Location:  Parish Hall of Grace Lutheran Church
 Room 4 of basement
Good acoustics for small group of singers.

Remember not to park on street next to the singing room.


4427 Overland Ave, Culver City
Cross-street for church: Franklin Avenue (parking okay)
Cross-street for the parish hall: Farragut Drive (no parking)

What to expect.    Favorite song management.
Link to Grace Lutheran website
Link to other singings in Los Angeles area
More information on Shape Note Singing in general

Contact: David Olson (310) 410-9033 for more details.