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Kentucky State Sacred Harp Singing

Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Versailles (near Lexington), Kentucky

Saturday, May 20, 2000

The nineteenth session of the annual Kentucky State Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order at 9:10 a.m. by Ron Pen leading song on page 58. Ron Pen welcomed everyone, mentioned a few regular singers who could not attend, gave information about Pisgah Church and its historical cemetery, and thanked the pastor of the church, Mike Ward.

Leaders: Don Waggener 341; Glenn Fulbright 181; Mike Grimes 49b; Sharon Hill 34b; Charles Coulston 155; Keith MacAdam 85; Mary Brinkman “Lansdowne” (an arrangement of a Sephardic melody by Raphael Finkel, words by Solomon ibn Gabirol); Jo Ann Grimes 73b; Irene Mitchell and Keith MacAdam 196; Rob Coulston and Don Waggener 268; Pete Ellertsen 473; Bob Sears 147t; Frank Mitchell and Keith MacAdam 197; Denise Morris 269; Virginia Douglas 84; Ron Pen 524.


Glenn Fulbright brought the class to order leading song on page 284. Leaders: Don Waggener 410 (t? b?); Sharon Hill 339; Charles Coulston 66; Pete Ellertsen 312b; Jo Ann Grimes 236; Virginia Douglas 47b; Martha Wilson and Mike Grimes 159; Irene Mitchell and Keith MacAdam 230; Frank Mitchell and Ron Pen 289; Rob Coulston and Charles Coulston 178; Phil Todd 191; Bob Meek “Remember Me”; Don Waggener and Bob Meek “Samanthra”; Bob Sears 551.


A memorial session was held. Leaders: Keith MacAdam 31 (t? b?) (in memory of his parents-in-law, Milton and Pauline Abrahams, Omaha, Nebraska); Mary Brinkman 106 (in memory of Rob Baker, Lexington, Kentucky); Denise Morris 28 (t? b?) (in memory of Doran Hostetler, principal of Riverside Christian School); Mike Grimes 452 (for Luther Martin Ambrose, Berea, Kentucky); Bob Meek 475 (in honor of Virgil Phillips, Oneonta, Alabama); Scott Moore 45t (in memory of his grandmother, Chambers County, Alabama); and Ron Pen 107 (in memory of his father-in-law, John “Jack” Behr). The memorial session was closed. Denise Morris led prayer for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was convened by Jim Thobaben. Leaders: Glenn Fulbright 63; Don Waggener 455; Bob Meek 313b; Mike Grimes 235b; Ron Pen 209; Denise Morris 198; Phil Todd 99; Sharon Hill 361; Mary Brinkman and Keith MacAdam 56b; Keith MacAdam 183; Jo Ann Grimes and Mike Grimes 354b; Charles Coulston 344; Rob Coulston and Charles Coulston 40; Pete Ellertsen 207; Martha Wilson and Charles Coulston 38t; John Todd and Phil Todd 502.


Leaders: Ron Pen “Star In The East”; Glenn Fulbright “Salutation”; Bob Meek 480; Mike Grimes 61; Phil Todd 320; Virginia Douglas 38b; Mary Brinkman and Bob Meek 117; Keith MacAdam 569b; Charles Coulston 479. Song on page 267 was the closing song.

Announcements: all were encouraged to attend the singing in Decatur, Illinois on July 28, 29 (t? b?), and 30 (t? b?) where Hugh McGraw will be in attendance.

Chairman—Ron Pen; Treasurer—Charles Coulston; Secretary—Mary Brinkman.