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. Loaner books always available.
- New Year’s Day. The January 1, 2024, sing will once again be held at Weavers Mennonite Church, 2501 Rawley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA, 7 p.m. Held (almost) every year since 1902 (and held in 2023 at Park View Mennonite Church due to construction at Weavers). On U.S. 33 west of Harrisonburg, VA, about 2.5 miles west of town. The church is a large gray stone building on the south (left) side of the road .
- January 1. Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Chapel of the Word, 3003 Benham Ave, Elkhart, Indiana. 1-5 p.m. with potluck dinner. From U.S. 20 bypass, exit north on Indiana 19, 1/2 mile to Mishawaka Road, then east 3 miles to Benham Ave.
- First Sunday in February. Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, 1501 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA, 3:30 p.m. Strite Auditorium, second floor of Crestwood, the building closest to the street, to the left of main entrance of retirement center on Virginia Ave. (Va. 42) just north of Harrisonburg.
- First Sunday in March. Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Avenue, Harrisonburg. The New Year’s Day sing in 2023, substituting for Weavers, was so good that Park View decided to host the newest annual sing, starting in 2024. Starting at 7 p.m.
- First Sunday in April. Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, 1552 South High Street, Harrisonburg VA, 7 p.m. From I-81, take the James Madison University/Port Republic Road exit. (Exit 240). Go west on Maryland Ave. (into town) about one mile, through the first traffic light (which is South Main St. or U.S. 11) and cross two sets of railroad tracks. Turn left at the next traffic light onto High Street. The church is about 1.5 miles later, on the left side of the road. It stands on a hill off the road, but there is a sign on High Street shortly after you pass a car wash on the left.
- First Sunday in May. Trissels Mennonite Church, 11246 Hisers Lane, Broadway VA, 7 p.m. Small sing at the one of the oldest Mennonite churches in the Valley. Take Va. 42 north of Harrisonburg to Hwy 809 (if driving north, turn left onto 809 a few miles after you pass Linville). Go about two miles to Hwy 752 and turn right. The church is on your right.
- First Sunday in June. Old Hildebrand Mennonite Church, 562 Hildebrand Church Road, Waynesboro, VA, 6:30 p.m.. From I-81: Take Exit 225 east on Rt. 262, which eventually becomes Hermitage Road. At about 5.8 miles from I-81, make a left turn onto Rt. 619 (also called Hildebrand Church Road ) and go about 1.4 miles. The church is on the left. From Charlottesville and Waynesboro: Take Rt. 254 about 4.3 miles north-west from the Hopeman Parkway on the edge of Waynesboro, and make a right turn on to Rt. 619, or Hildebrand Church Road, and go 1.4 miles as above.
- First Sunday in July. Dayton Mennonite Church, 4887 John Wayland, Highway, Dayton, VA, 7 p.m. The church is on the east side of Va. 42 just south of the town of Dayton, which is a few miles south of Harrisonburg.
- First Sunday in August. Old Hamburg Church, 581 Hamburg Road, Luray, VA, 10 a.m., with dinner on the grounds followed by afternoon singing. Unique among the Valley sings, held in a 165-year old log meetinghouse with excellent acoustics. From I-81, take the New Market exit (U.S. 211) and drive east, over the mountain. After crossing the Shenandoah River, turn north (left) onto Hwy 766 and go a mile or so to the small village of Hamburg, west of Luray. The old church is on the left.
- First Sunday after Labor Day (in September). September 10, 2023, will be the first annual sing at Mount Clinton Mennonite Church, 6954 Mount Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg. Sing starts at 7 p.m.
- First Sunday in October. Old Salem Church, 9788 Singers Glen Road, Singers Glen, VA, the home of the Harmonia Sacra. 4 p.m. This is an afternoon singing in Old Salem, a reconstructed log church on the grounds of Donovan Memorial United Methodist Church in the village of Singers Glen, 7 miles northwest of Harrisonburg on Hwy 613.
- First Sunday in November. Community Mennonite Church, 70 South High St., Harrisonburg VA, 7 p.m. The church is located just south of the intersection of W. Market Street (U.S. 33) and S. High Street (Va. 42).
- First Sunday in December. 4 p.m. at Silver Lake Mill, Dayton, Virginia. Great acoustics for a Christmas sing in the 200-year-old mill. Limited capacity, so come early.
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: