Midday Interview -July 19, 2013
1:02 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Midday Interview: Cleve Callison on Sacred Harp Singing

 

 On Friday I visited with Cleve Callison, WHQR’s Station Manager, about his passion for Sacred Harp music.  Sacred Harp is a type of shape-note singing that became popular in the mid-1800’s as a way for people who don’t read music to learn hymns and sing together.  A local group of Sacred Harp singers is forming; their next meeting will be at Cameron Art Museum on Sunday, July 28th from 2 to 4pm.

 

 For more information about the gathering, contact Cleve at ccallison@whqr.org  For more information about this musical tradition and the Wilmington group , visit this website.