Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

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Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing

Geneva, Illinois

September 1, 2002

The Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing was called to order at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday before Labor Day at Island Park in Geneva, Illinois, as part of the Fox Valley Folk Festival. Herb Schroeder, the Chairman of the previous year’s singing, led song on page 48t, and offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were appointed to serve for the day’s sessions: Chair—Suzanne Flandreau; Secretary—Karen Freund; Arranging Committee—Rachel Adelstein.

Leaders: Suzanne Flandreau 148; Marcia Johnson 212; Jerry Enright 52 (t? b?); Shaffiq Welji 86; Melanie Hauff 421; Debbie Barford 192.

Judy Hauff gave a short explanation of shape notes and Sacred Harp singing for newcomers. Leaders: Becky Allen-Powell 147t; Bruce Holmes and friend 146; John Seaton 49b; Karen Freund 278b; Rachel Adelstein and Josh Cohen 436; Jim Page 411. The class was dismissed until 12:45 p.m.


The class was called to order at 12:45 p.m. with Suzanne Flandreau leading song on page 68b. Leaders: Ted Johnson 142; Emmie Barford 479; Paul Streeter 66; Nathan Barford 260; Kelly Brest van Kempen 155; Wally Bloch 169; Judy Hauff 216; Jim Laurie 63; David Barford 37b; Kris Richardson 217; Sue Kessell 455; Greg Freemon 376; Lissa Blood 383; Bob Borcherding 280; Orwin Youngquist 107; John Seaton and newcomer 47t; Marcia Johnson 163t; Shaffiq Welji 56b; Paul Streeter 85; Melanie Hauff 564; Becky Allen-Powell and newcomer 145t; Karen Freund 45t; Jim Page 284; Lisa Grayson 528; Kris Richardson 335; Jerry Enright 300; Herb Schroeder 332; Judy Hauff 172; Lissa Blood 446.

Announcements were made. Suzanne Flandreau led song on page 87 as the closing song. Herb Schroeder offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chair—Suzanne Flandreau; Secretary—Karen Freund.