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Serene hymns in the beer garden | Sacred Harp Singers of Cork | TEDxCorkSalon
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Added Sep 28, 2016
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TEDxCorkSalon presents its second salon in the series titled 'Cork Loves Music'.
Two sessions spread across two evenings filled with live talks and performances.

Sacred Harp Singers of Cork are a community choir who perform four-part a cappella music which dates from the 16th through the 20th centuries. It is characterised by haunting harmonies, traditional modes, raucous songs, serene hymns, fast fugues, and high-energy anthems. The notation is written in shapes that correspond to degrees of the scale, making it easy to sight-sing. This tradition is democratic and egalitarian. We glory in the powerful and joyful experience of singing our hearts out together. Shape note music is designed to be extremely easy to pick up - even for those with no prior musical background.

Sacred Harp Singers of Cork are a community choir who perform four-part a cappella music which dates from the 16th through the 20th centuries. It is characterised by haunting harmonies, traditional modes, raucous songs, serene hymns, fast fugues, and high-energy anthems. The notation is written in shapes that correspond to degrees of the scale, making it easy to sight-sing. This tradition is democratic and egalitarian. We glory in the powerful and joyful experience of singing our hearts out together. Shape note music is designed to be extremely easy to pick up - even for those with no prior musical background.

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