30th annual Capitol Shape Note Singing held Thursday

30th annual Capitol Shape Note Singing held Thursday

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Center for Traditional Culture will host the 30th annual Capitol Shape Note Singing on Thursday.

This event happens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Loeb Reception Center on Columbus Street. Officials encourage the public to swing by, hum a few bars or just sit back and enjoy the traditional musical stylings of the Shape Note Singers.

According to the City of Montgomery's visitor page, in 1801, shapes were added to music notations to help singers find pitch, and the tradition has been kept alive in the South for many years.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture.

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