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.

We meet from 7 to 9 pm three times a month in New Haven: on second and fourth Tuesdays in room 106 of Yale’s Stoeckel Hall (469 College Street) and on third Mondays at Never Ending Books (810 State Street). New and inexperienced singers are always welcome, and we’ll be happy to get you oriented. Singings are always open to all voices and identities, regardless of experience or perceived ability.

Every year on the third Sunday in April, we host the New Haven All-Day Singing, which brings around 100 singers from the wider shape-note community together. Our 2024 all-day singing will be held on April 21 in Yale’s Connecticut 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.


January 20, 2024
New Haven Independent reporter Karen Ponzio came by our January third-Monday singing at Never Ending Books and wrote up a lovely piece about our group, which can be read here...
Singing School from the Social Harp
June 12, 2023
We will meet tomorrow, June 13, from 7 to 9 pm. As usual, we’ll be in room 106 of Stoeckel Hall (469 College Street, New Haven), singing from the 1991 Denson revision...
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...