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Columbus Farewell Singing

Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ohio

November 19, 2000

A special singing was held at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in honor of Fred Todt and Joseph Pimentel who are departing at the end of November to pursue new careers in Belgium. Fred Todt is one of the founders of the Columbus Sacred Harp group and Joseph Pimentel has sung with the Columbus group for a number of years.

Eric Conrad brought the class to order leading song on page 155. Leaders: BettyLise Anderson 163t; Laura Weber 163b; Michael Darby 31t; Brad Oglesby 31b; Fred Todt 28t; Joseph Pimentel 189; Jim Ferguson 268; Laura Russell 107; Eric Conrad 142; Jeff Franklin 34b; John Bealle 217; Barbara Bowers 266; Eloise Clark 313b; Donna Ferguson 234; Catherine Kohn 569b; BettyLise Anderson 504; Laura Weber 515; Anna Sylvester 198.

RECESS

Eric Conrad called the class back to order with song on page 148.

A business meeting followed and officers were chosen: Chairman—Eric Conrad; Secretary/Arranging—Michael Darby; Treasurer—Laura Russell; Chaplain—Brad Oglesby.

Leaders: Leslie Kent 299; Michael Darby 114; Joseph Pimentel “Ten Thousand Charms” (NH); Brad Oglesby 48t; Gary Hay 48b; Jim Ferguson 542; Laura Russell 113; Eric Conrad 300; Jeff Franklin 523; Chloe Maher 189; Katie Zukof 410t; Judith McDowell 188; Barbara Bowers 497; Eloise Clark 475.

RECESS

Eric Conrad brought the class to order leading song on page 186. Leaders: Chandler York 99; John Bealle 240; Donna Ferguson 491; Anna Sylvester 236; Lorraine Sawyer 335; Laura Weber 287; Leslie Kent 455; Laura Russell 535; BettyLise Anderson 86.

RECESS

Eric Conrad called the class to order leading song on page 117. Leaders: Catherine Kohn 178; Don Plummer 200; Michael Darby 334; Fred Todt, Lorraine Sawyer, Leslie Kent, Jeff Franklin, and Michael Darby 155 (original members of the Columbus singers); Joseph Pimentel 269; Gary Hay 306; Brad Oglesby and Chandler York 365; Jim Ferguson 532; Nancy Schnack 324; Sylvia Thomas 344; Chloe Maher 267; Eric Conrad 70b; Chandler York 318 (requested by Joseph Pimentel); Eric Conrad, Michael Darby, Laura Russell, and Brad Oglesby 273 (requested by Fred Todt).

Announcements were made. It was noted that singers from Northeast, Central and Southwest Ohio were present. The singing was closed with song on page 347. Brad Oglesby dismissed the class with prayer giving special thanks for the gifts that Fred Todt has brought to the Columbus Singers and asking special blessings on Fred and Joseph as they leave for their new home in Belgium. A potluck dinner followed the singing.

Chairman—Eric Conrad; Secretary—Michael Darby.