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Union University Singing

Band Room, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee

Saturday, February 10, 2001

The second annual Union University Singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in February in the Band Room of the Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.

Dr. Michael Penny called the class to order with a brief history of shape note singing. Claire Outten led songs on pages 63, 49t, and 32t. Dr. Andy Roby, Union’s Music Department Chair, offered the opening prayer.

Members of the Harpeth Valley Sacred Harp Singers of Nashville, Tennessee were guests.

Leaders: Claire Outten 65, 47t; David Carlton 101t; Henry Cobb and Sandie Scott 159, 128; Michael Penny and Kelly Sorrell 75; Michael Penny 105; Claire Outten 112; Michael Penny and Rose Michel 207; Pam Dennis 34b; Andy Roby 35; Paul Houser 59; Michael Penny 154.


Michael Penny brought the afternoon session to order with a memorial lesson. Those remembered were: Dr. Ken Harley, retired Union University music professor; Paul Larsen, teenage son of a Union University professor; and Azile Penny, mother of Dr. Michael Penny who lived in Louisiana. Kelly Sorrell closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Claire Outten 178; David Carlton 86, 107; Michael Penny 334; Claire Outten 355; David Carlton and Mr. Hatch 85; Cecelia Johnson and Ann Ray 171; Michael Penny 155, 513; Cecelia Johnson and Ann Ray 354b; David Carlton and Mark Bingham 148; Michael Penny 44; Claire Outten 186; David Carlton 236.

Michael Penny led song on page 40 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Michael Penny; Secretary—Kelly Sorrell.