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Harry Eskew Sacred Harp Singing

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary,
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saturday, April 13, 2002

The second annual Harry Eskew Sacred Harp Singing was held at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday before the second Sunday in April.

The singing began with an election of officers. Those elected to serve were: Chairman—Chris Bean; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker. Bill Hogan presented an introduction to the shapes for the new singers.

Leaders: Chris Bean 59; Nancy Van Den Akker 515; John Kanode 452b; Jeff Corbett 101b; Ed Steele 63; Becky Lombard 72b.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with A.E. Probst leading song on page 66. Leaders: Bryan Anthony 48t; Troy Coleman 57; Bill Hogan 114; Chris Bean 81t; John Kanode 49t; Jeff Corbett 61; Becky Lombard 358; A.E. Probst 268; Troy Coleman 45t; Bryan Anthony 159; Bill Hogan 269, 369. Ed Steele said the blessing for the noon meal, and the class was dismissed for lunch.

LUNCH

Ed Steele took the chair for the afternoon session and led song on page 68b. Leaders: Nancy Van Den Akker 496; John Kanode 348b; Janet Neuman 40; Jeff Corbett 133; Becky Lombard 236; A.E. Probst 178; Ed Steele 457; Bill Hogan 299; Nancy Van Den Akker 300; John Kanode 146; Becky Lombard 85; Jeff Corbett 354b; Ed Steele 128; A.E. Probst 365; Bill Hogan 503; Nancy Van Den Akker 394; John Kanode 323b; Janet Neuman 87; Jeff Corbett 455; Becky Lombard 284; A.E. Probst 273; Nancy Van Den Akker 285 (t? b?); John Kanode 312b; Bill Hogan 38b; Becky Lombard 79; Susan Breen and Bill Hogan 147t; Bill Hogan 147t; Jeff Corbett 200. Bill Hogan led song on page 475 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chris Bean; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker.