Sing With Us:
St. Louis Shape Note Singers
There will be a special All-Day Singing in Memory of Les Sontag, Saturday, October 21, at Farley's Music Hall, located at 37 Mills Street, Elsah, IL (GPS: 38.9553322, -90.3605524). We will sing from 9:30 to 3:00 with a potluck meal at noon. Please bring a dish to share at the meal if you can. If you have any questions, please contact Patti Sontag at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 618-339-5820
Next local singing is Monday October 30, 7PM at Old Orchard Presbyterian Church, 640 Amelia Ave at Fairlawn, Webster Groves, MO 63119 map
The next singing in Cape Girardeau MO will be on Saturday, October 28, 3PM at Christ Episcopal Church, 101 N. Fountain St, Cape Girardeau MO 63701 (GPS: 37.3054517, -89.5247196). Contact John Ramsey (573-264-2336) or Judy Bradley (573-587-3818) for more info.
Next singing at the Old Paths Bible Church near Bowling Green MO is Saturday, November 11, 2:30 to 5 PM, map
The St. Louis Shape Note Singers are a loose affiliation of singers in the old colonial and southern tradition of Sacred Harp singing using shape note notation. We usually sing from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson edition, as well as from The Missouri Harmony, 2005 edition, tunebooks whose origins date from the early 1800s. The St. Louis Shape Note Singers are one of several dozen active shape note singing groups across the country and around the world, some continuously active for over 100 years and some only recently organized.
Following this tradition, we do not have auditions, rehearsals or performances as such. We simply gather to sing the music we love. Musical talent or training is not required. We are entirely non-denominational as well, welcoming all regardless of creed or lack thereof.
We normally meet to sing on the first, third, and fifth Monday evenings each month, from 7 PM until 9:30 PM, at various locations in the St. Louis area.
Please check the current schedule for dates and locations.
Call Dave at 314-776-7477 or e-mail Paul at
for details and for any updates on times and locations. A complete schedule of singing conventions (and many other resources) is available at
A complete schedule of singing conventions (and many other resources) is available at fasola.org.