The Yale-New Haven Regular Singing has been gathering since January 2010 to sing hymns, fuging tunes, and anthems from the Sacred Harp and other collections of shape-note music.

Our singing is currently open to the Yale community as well as to those in compliance with Yale’s visitor policy, regardless of experience or ability. We sing on second and fourth Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm in Room 106 of Stoeckel Hall, located at 469 College Street in downtown New Haven. We have a healthy supply of loaner books for you to use, and friendly singers who will help you get situated. New or inexperienced singers are always welcome. 

Every year on the third Sunday in April, we host the New Haven All-Day Singing, which brings singers from the wider shape-note community to sing in the Faculty Room in historic Connecticut Hall, the oldest building on the Yale campus. Our 2023 singing will be held on April 16, and will be in an alternate venue—Yale’s Rosenfeld Hall. 

To receive emails about upcoming singings, join our Google Group. For more information, contact Ian Quinn by email at ian.quinn@yale.edu. We can also be found on Facebook.


Excerpt from Daniel Read's Winter
February 27, 2023
With “hoary frosts and fleecy snow” likely to affect local roads, we are moving the singing scheduled for February 28 to March 7. We will still meet on the second and fourth...
Rosenfeld Hall
February 26, 2023
New Haven will host an all-day singing on Sunday, April 16, in Rosenfeld Hall. See the event page on our website or the Facebook event for details.
October 4, 2022
Sayeth 277 Antioch, “The dead’s alive and the lost is found”— and after a long pandemic hiatus (enough time to sing Rose of Sharon at a moderate tempo nearly 350,000 times...