Annual Singing on the French Broad River

Set in the picturesque village of Marshall, NC, the Singing on the River contiunes to attract shaped-note singers of the traditional style heard for generations in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Singers will gather at 9:30 a.m and at the  fellowship hall of the Marshall Presbyterian Church to sing the Walker shapes from the 1873 second edition of William Walker's Christian Harmony using the newest 2015 facsimile edition and its predecessors the 1979 and 1994 reprints. (Books will be for sale and loan.) A potluck "dinner on the grounds" will be served mid-day.

Alumni of the Quay Smathers Memorial Singing School are encouraged to attend. You will see old friends and meet many new ones. Beginning singers are warmly welcomed, and several staff from the School will also be there, so be sure to say hello!

Zack Allen, publisher of the 2015 Facsimile Edition of the 1873 second edition of the Christian Harmony and a founder of the Singing on the River, opens up the afternoon session. Seasoned and beginning singers are right at home under his experienced leadership. Zack also shares his expertise as a staff member of the QSMSS.

Book: The Christian Harmony (1873/2015) - the Folk Heritage Edition
 or The Christian Harmony Carolina Book reprints, 1994 or 1979
 loaners available for those who don't have one and books are aslo for sale.

Event Details

Location Marshall Presbyterian Church
Marshall, NC
Cost Free
Music Styles Shaped-Note Singing
Event Type Singing Session
  • ✔ Can Accommodate Groups
  • ✔ Family Friendly
  • ✔ Food Service
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible

Contact Info

Phone (828) 649-1301

Upcoming Dates:

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