39th Season of Wyoming Valley Hymn Sings

The tradition of Sunday afternoon non-denominational hymn sings in the Wyoming Valley will continue for the 39th season beginning June 3. Once again this year, the gatherings will be held at the Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center. The sings will take place on the traditional first Sunday of each month through October, with the exception of August when the event moves to the second Sunday due to a scheduling conflict. Singing begins at 2 p.m. and refreshments are served. The event concludes at approximately 3:30.

The Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center is again sponsoring these annually occurring summer hymn sings, and extends an open invitation to everyone to attend, regardless of singing ability or church affiliation. Previously, they were sponsored by the Rural Musicians Forum for 13 years, and before that, by the Wyoming Valley United Methodist Church

Talented leaders and accompanists direct the hymn sings. Susan Thering will be the leader for the opening sing on June 3, with organist Quinn Christensen.

The Gilbert family will follow as leader and musicians on July 1.

The third hymn sing of the season will be held on Aug. 12. The regular schedule resumes on Sept. 2 and concludes on Oct. 7.

Enthusiasts of this long-standing Sunday tradition come from throughout southern Wisconsin to the Wyoming Valley for the hymn sings. They are held in the inspiring auditorium of the Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957 as a gift to the local school district. The school is located at 6306 State Hwy 23, approximately five miles south of Spring Green and ten miles north of Dodgeville.

For more information, contact the Wyoming Valley School at (608) 588-2544 or wyomingvalleyschool@gmail.com and see the Wyoming Valley School Facebook page.