Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sacred Harp Music and the North Alabama Densons

Sacred Harp music seems to be everywhere. This music is performed at Alabama folk life events, in concerts by college choirs and professional singers, and at Sacred Harp singings. To truly appreciate the strong, intense and archaic sound, one should become more familiar with Sacred Harp music and its Alabama connection.

LaFayette Library welcomes Ms. Frances Robb, an art historian and museum consultant, to the February session of Lunch n Learn. This presentation, offered through the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Speaker of the House program, focuses on North Alabama and the Denson family that fostered this music from 1884.

The Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) strives to create and foster opportunities, through grants and AHF-conducted programs, for scholars and the public to interact and explore human values and meanings through the humanities.

Sacred Harp Music and the North Alabama Densons will begin at 12 noon on Thursday, February 26. A light lunch will be served. To register call 864-0012, email Monica Barber at monicabarber@chamberscountylibrary.org, or stop by the LaFayette Library today.