Northwest Folklife’s Community Calendar brings together our greater community’s cultural events and gatherings.
Crossroads Series: Pacific Northwest Sacred Harp Singers
December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Back by popular demand! Northwest Folklife is honored and excited to share the 8th annual series of curated, family-friendly cultural arts performances on the Eastside at Crossroads Mall’s Market Stage in Bellevue (15600 NE 8th Street) on the third Saturday of every month from 7-9 PM. This event has no admission fee, and is accessible for all.
December 19 – Pacific Northwest Sacred Harp Singers
Join in and sing with us from The American Christmas Harp, a collection of carols, hymns, psalms, and fuguing tunes from 18th and 19th century rural, non-denominational American songbooks.
First and foremost, we are not a choir. We sing for ourselves and for each other with no director, no rehearsals and we don’t try to sound pretty! The tradition of shape note singing is as old as the United States itself. There has been a shape note singing group in some form or other in Seattle since the mid- 1970’s. The American Christmas Harp is a collection of songs compiled by a local woman that we sing from every December. The stage performance is not so much a performance as it is a singing demonstration, so please come join us!