Valley residents and visitors from all over sing from the Harmonia Sacra many times each year. Check this schedule of annual sings for your next chance to join us in song.
For more information on any of these sings, check the “Harmonia Sacra Singers” on Facebook or contact the Harmonia Sacra Society:
183 Grandview Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
or one of these email addresses:
The Harmonia Sacra Society is working to maintain the Joseph Funk House, built around 1804.
The house is owned by a group that was assembled when the house unexpectedly came up for sale in 2009. This LLC intended to keep the house and turn it over to a nonprofit that would promote the Funk family’s musical legacy and maintain the house as the landmark that it is. The Harmonia Sacra Society is that group.
Before the transfer of the property can be completed, the society wants to establish a fund to ensure the maintenance of the house. The house’s original log walls are in remarkable condition, but other repairs are needed. The fund would help to pay for these and set in motion the transfer of the house to the society. The society has plans to make the house into its headquarters and a museum that would illuminate the Harmonia Sacra‘s past, present, and future, as well as promote the lasting work of the Funk family and the village where it all began.
Apart from the Harmonia Sacra hymnal and singing itself, the house is the most prominent relic of Joseph Funk, and something that should not be left to decline.
To contact the society, email us at i[email protected].
Donate. To make a tax-deductible contribution online, click here.
The Community Foundation manages the fund for the society and will provide a receipt for your contribution.
Or, you can send a check to:
The Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1068
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
Please write “Harmonia Sacra Society” in the memo line.
Thank you for your consideration.
The Harmonia Sacra Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of Joseph Funk, a Southern shaped-note hymnal publisher and singing school instructor. Funk (1778-1862) was the publisher of Harmonia Sacra, a hymnal still in use today in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He was a founder of the village of Singers Glen in Rockingham County, where his house still stands.
The society will use its endowment to preserve the Funk house, eventually using it as a headquarters and museum. We also promote regular singings from the Harmonia Sacra, research into Funk’s life and work, and remembrance of Funk’s influence on modern congregational singing in the Mennonite church and elsewhere.