Shape Note Yale Field Trip!
A Note from Martha
There seems to be an overwhelming need to participate in an all day sing. There's one this Sunday at Yale so..... we're off to visit Yale in order to satisfy this yearning. Unfortunately, this requires the cancellation of this month's regular sing.
On the up side... We are arranging carpools and crossing the Sound using the Port Jefferson/Bridgeport ferries. If you're interested in joining in, call me at 631-807-3391 and we'll add you to our list so that we can work out the car pools.
If you've never been able to participate in a large sing, think seriously about joining in. I'd not hesitate to liken it to being in the middle of an organ.... not that I've ever experienced that action...........
Here is the information Yale has put out on their facebook page:
Join us for the second annual New Haven All-Day Singing on Sunday, April 15 from the Denson Revision of the Sacred Harp. We will begin singing at 10 AM and break for dinner at 12:30.
We will convene the day after the Rhode Island All-Day in Providence, a short two-hour drive from New Haven. If you are coming for the weekend and would like a place to stay, please contact our housing coordinator, Ian Quinn, at email@example.com.
Connecticut Hall is located in Yale University's Old Campus, bounded by College, Chapel, High, and Elm Streets. To find it by GPS, use 344 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520. This will take you to Phelps Gate, the main entrance to Old Campus. After you've passed through Phelps Gate, Connecticut Hall is the first free-standing building on your left. Sunday street parking in the area is typically ample and always free.
New Haven is easily accessible by car on Interstates 91 and 95, which intersect a half-mile from campus. Train service is available from New York on Metro-North or from points north on Amtrak. The singing is a twenty minute walk or five minute cab ride from Union Station.
If you have any questions, please contact our chair, Philippa Stoddard, at firstname.lastname@example.org or our vice-chair, Charles Biada, at email@example.com.
Come and sing with us! All are welcome, regardless of creed or musical experience.