Tuesday, 25 July 2017

First Tokyo All-Day Singing

日本語以下

We're delighted to host our first all-day Sacred Harp singing here in Tokyo!

Join us for a day of singing at Ikebukuro Anglican Church (Ikebukuro Seikōkai) on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. We plan to start at 10:30, take a break for lunch (the first ever Japanese "dinner on the ground") and then keep singing till 4. After that we'll go to a local izakaya to socialise into the evening.

Then the next day, we'll sing a half day from the 7-shape Christian Harmony and other foreign and Japanese songs transcribed into 7-shape shape notes, hiragana, and roman letters. That's

Sunday, November 19th
1:00-4:00 pm
Nezu Church (note change of location)
1-19-6 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Afterwards, we plan to go to the underground passage between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace and just start singing.

Our usual monthly singing will be the Thursday before (the 16th).

Online flier here. チラシはこちらです。

図形音符アカペラ讃美歌四部合唱の会

11月18日、土曜日
10:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (11:45-1:00 休憩)讃美歌集:セイクレッド・ハープ、その他の四図形音符
場所:池袋聖公会
東京都豊島区西池袋5丁目24 - 5
終わってから近くの居酒屋に移動する予定!

11月19日、日曜日
1:00 - 4:00 P.M.
讃美歌集:クリスチャン・ハーモニー、その他の七図形音符(日本の讃美歌、童謡など)
場所:根津教会
東京都文京区根津1丁目19 - 6
終わってから東京駅と皇居の間のよく響く地下通路に移動してもっと歌うつもり。

是非一緒に歌いましょう!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Short URL for flyer

I thought the web address for the Sacred Harp flyer was too long, so I ran it through TinyURL, the website that shortens web address. Here's the resulting address:

https://tinyurl.com/tokyosacredharp

チラシのウェブアドレスは長すぎると思って短縮するウェブサイトで上記のURLに変換しました。もっと使いやすくなったらいいと。

ティム・クック
Tim Cook

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Not sure which song to call?


At our monthly singings in Ikebukuro, we usually go round the square taking turns choosing which song to sing next.  Of course you're always welcome to "pass", especially if it's your first time, but if you do want to call and are not sure which song to choose, here are some of the most popular among our regulars:

33b Abbeville
34b St. Thomas
38t Winter
47t Primrose
47b Idumea
49t Old Hundred
49b Mear
86 Poland
146 Hallelujah
147t Boylston
162 Plenary
178 Africa
276 Bridgewater
277 Antioch
287 Cambridge
347 Christian's Farewell
350 Nativity
448t Consecration
452 Martin
457 Wayfaring Stranger
503b Lloyd

We've sung all of these at least three times in the past, and there's a good chance we'll be able to get through them with little or no trouble.  If you've never called or led a song before, please give one of these a try!


Saturday, 4 February 2017

Upcoming Singings in Ikebukuro (2017)

Here are the dates for our upcoming third Thursday singings in Ikebukuro:

February 16th
March 30th*
April 20th
May 18th
June 15th
July 20th
August (vacation)
September 21st
October 19th
November 16th
December  (date TBC)

*Please note that our March singing is on the 30th, which is a change from our usual third Thursdays.

We meet at the Ikebukuro Anglican Church (池袋聖公会) from 7-9pm.  We're not strict about time, so just stop by whenever you can.

As always, newcomers are welcome, books are provided, no experience is necessary, and it's free!   

If this is your first encounter with Sacred Harp, please take a look at the following links for more information:

First Time at a Sacred Harp Singing?

セイクレッド・ハープの世界へようこそ  

We hope to sing with you soon! 

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Bilingual flyer updated for 2017

Singings still the third Thursday of the month in 2017, but in March, it's the fifth Thursday, March 30, and there's no singing in August.
Flyer here. チラシはここです。
最新のチラシは2017年の更新が含まれています。集会はまだ毎月の第3月木曜日でが3月のみは第5木曜(3月30日)に集会、8月は休みとなります。

Monday, 17 October 2016

Upcoming Singings in Ikebukuro (October to December 2016)

Here are the dates for our upcoming third Thursday singings in Ikebukuro:

October 20th
November 17th
December 15th

Newcomers are always welcome, books are provided, it's completely free, and no experience is necessary, so please don't hesitate to join us even if you've never sung in public before.  Bring a friend!

As always, we'll meet at the Ikebukuro Anglican Church (池袋聖公会) from 7-9pm.  We're not strict about time, so just stop by whenever you can.  At least one of us will be there from about 6:30, so you're also welcome to come early to help set up or just chat.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Sacred Harp Mini-Workshop

30-min Sacred Harp mini-workshop
15:00-15:30
Sat., July 30, 2016
Agnes Summer Festival
St. Agnes Anglican Episcopal Church
1-58-8 Minami-magome
Ota-ku, Tokyo 143-0025
大森聖アグネス教会
143-0025 東京都大田区南馬込1-58-8
TelFax:03-3771-3459
詳細はこちらまで
http://www.nskk.org/tokyo/church/oomori/pdf/20160730SummerFes.pdf