Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

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New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Spring Singing, New Orleans, Louisiana

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Darrell Farrington offered grace before dinner. Harry Eskew led song on page 49t as the opening song. Becky Lombard led the opening prayer.

A short business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Wanda Gregg; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker.

Special mention was made of Harry Eskew’s retirement from the Seminary faculty; that he had established the seminary singings in 1975; and of the important influence he has had in Louisiana Sacred Harp singing.

Leaders: Wanda Gregg 63; Nancy Van Den Akker 49b; Becky Lombard 40; Harry Eskew 159; Chris Bean 145t; Darrell Farrington 145b; Knute Midkiff 439; Daron Douglas 128; Wanda Gregg 460; Nancy Van Den Akker 105.

Harry Eskew led song on page 62 as the closing song. Knute Midkiff offered the closing prayer and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Wanda Gregg; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker.