Southern Harmony

Preservation and Restoration Series
4:00 pm
Sat July 7, 2012

Benton Shape Note Singers Looking to Next Generation

The 139th Big Singing

Benton’s annual Big Singing is the longest running indigenous musical event in the country. It’s a gathering of singing enthusiasts in the Benton courthouse every spring. But in recent years, attendance has been dwindling. We’ll join Rose Krzton-Presson as she explores this tradition and why it’s struggling to bring in a new generation of singers.

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Arts
12:38 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Benton's 129th Annual Big Singing

A page from the Southern Harmony songbook.

Every spring Marshall County plays host to one of the longest indigenous singing events in the country. The annual Big Singing is a tradition that has stayed largely the same since the 1800s. Rose Krzton-Presson explores history and significance of Marhshall County's Big Singing.

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