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Oberlin Sacred Harp Singing

Christ Episcopal Church, Oberlin, Ohio

Saturday, September 2, 2000

The third annual Sacred Harp Singing in Oberlin, Ohio was held at Christ Episcopal Church on Saturday before the first Sunday in September. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Jane Wells who opened with prayer.

Leaders: Charles Wells 49t; Virginia Benade Belveal 49b; Fred Todt 32b; Chandler York 128; Joseph Pimentel 122; Beth Todd 475; Jo Schultz 198; Nikos Pappas “New Composition”; Brad Oglesby 32t; Eric Schedler “Muhaiyadeen”; Matt Wells 171; Bill Beverly 272; Pauline Childers 217; Joe Todd 373; Chloe Maher 569 (t? b?); Martha Beverly 269; Sid Milder 92; Charles Wells 38b.

RECESS

Fred Todt called the class back to order leading song on page 350. Leaders: Chandler York 497; Avery Brook 181; Joseph Pimentel 273; Beth Todd 335; Lois Hurt 178; Jo Schultz 66; Nikos Pappas “Singing Spring”; Brad Oglesby 365; Matt Wells 542; Bill Beverly 143; Pauline Childers 318; Joe Todd 454.

RECESS

Matt Wells called the class to order leading song on page 30 (t? b?). Leaders: Chloe Maher 284; Martha Beverly 34t; Sid Milder 34b; Charles Wells 85; Fred Todt 480; Chandler York 229; Avery Brooks 457; Joseph Pimentel 290; Lois Hurt 551; Jo Schultz 455. Jane Wells dismissed the class for lunch with a prayer.

LUNCH

Fred Todt called the class to order leading song on page 31t. Leaders: Beth Todd 319; Nikos Pappas 189; Virginia Benade Belveal 313 (t? b?); Brad Oglesby 192; Matt Wells 340; Bill Beverly 515; Pauline Childers 384; Joe Todd 35; Chloe Maher 267; Martha Beverly 430; Sid Milder 565; Eric Schedler “Ten Thousand Charms”; Fred Todt 448 (t? b?); Charles Wells 86.

RECESS

Fred Todt called the class to order leading song on page 159. Leaders: Matt Wells 45t; Chandler York “Bosold”; Gregory Creech 47b; Lois Hurt 40; Bill Beverly 503; Jo Schultz 532; Martha Beverly 270; Pauline Childers 234; Avery Book 504; Joseph Pimentel 155; Eric Schedler “In Memoriam”; Beth Todd 501; Nikos Pappas 41; Brad Oglesby 339; Joe Todd 112.

Announcements of conventions and local singings in the region were made. Jane Wells led the class in a prayer, and Charles Wells led song on page 62 as the closing song.

A total of 74 songs were led by singers from four different states and Canada.

Please note that the Oberlin Singing in 2001 will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2001, the Saturday after Labor Day.

Secretary—Charles Wells.