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Lincoln’s Birthday Singing

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

February 9, 2003

The eleventh annual Lincoln’s Birthday Singing took place on Sunday, February 9, 2003 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, in conjunction with the University of Chicago Folk Festival. Chair Ariel Weinberg called the class to order leading 34b.

Leaders: Jim Swanson 312b; Marcia Johnson 216; Vi Stark 32t; Samuel Sommers 475; Nick Pasqual 127; Cathryn Baker 436; Ted Johnson “Perfect Pleasure” (his own composition); Jim Helke 162; Melanie Hauff 203; Suzanne Flandreau 163t; Judy Holst 114; Greg Freeman 70b; Lisa Grayson 269; Rachel Adelstein 78 (substituting a hymn text by David Wright); Beverly Enright 546; Bruce Holmes 504.

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Susan Geil called the class back leading 220.

Lisa Grayson gave a short workshop on shape note singing for the visitors and beginners present.

Leaders: Judy Hauff 159; John Seaton 45t; John Greven 236; Jim Lawrie 63; Joe Hickerson “Bright Morning Stars Are Rising”; Melanie Hauff 318; Ariel Weinberg 99; Cathryn Baker 454; Samuel Sommers 112; Vi Stark 84; Connie Karduck 37b; Nick Pasqual 105; Greg Freeman 235; Suzanne Flandreau 276; Ted Johnson 434; Jim Swanson 384; Rachel Adelstein 268; Marcia Johnson 218; Lisa Grayson 192; Connie Karduck 299; Bruce Holmes 102; Jim Lawrie 250; John Seaton 47t; Judy Hauff 126 (in memory of Harriett Bauman); Susan Geil 565.

Announcements were made. Ariel Weinberg thanked the singers and visitors for attending and led the traditional closing song on 347.

Chair—Ariel Weinberg; Vice Chair/Arranging—Rachel Adelstein; Secretary—Suzanne Flandreau.