Emory University will host its 7th annual Sacred Harp singing this Saturday, February 12 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The singing will be held at Cannon Chapel. There will be a covered dish dinner on the grounds at noon.
In addition to singing from the current edition of The Sacred Harp, we will sing out of a short packet of songs from the 1911 revision of the songbook by Atlanta-based Joseph Stephen James at 2 PM. A copy of this book was recently digitized by the Pitts Theology Library as part of a project I have been working on with Dr. M. Patrick Graham, Director of Pitts, to mark the 100th anniversary of the “James book.”