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Oxford Sacred Harp Singing

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Oxford, Ohio

Saturday, May 15, 2004

The first session of the Oxford Sacred Harp Singing was held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Oxford, Ohio on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Cleve Callison with an opening prayer. John Bealle led a short singing school and led 49t and 47b.

Leaders: Cleve Callison 128, 155; Sheryl Pockrose 489, 361; William Shetter 171, 38b; Debbie Hall 147t, 66; David Rust 146, 565; Bob Swope 564, 562; Eloise Clark 95, 300; Samuel Sommers 232, 112.

RECESS

John Bealle called the class to order leading 282. Leaders: Michael Hieber 276, 37 (t? b?); Steve Angell 268, 63; Claire Outten 27, 31t; Joan Redd 277, 373; Richard Palmer 72 (t? b?), 148; Linda Smith 40; Mary McWilliams 163 (t? b?); Sandra Ward-Angell 172; Carol Baker 65.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with another short singing school led by John Bealle who led 206 and 45 (t? b?).

Cleve Callison conducted the memorial lesson reading the names of the deceased and the sick and shut-ins. Eloise Clark led 48t for those who were remembered and of whom we were thinking of this day. Grant Barber concluded the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Cleve Callison 198; Steve Duff 49 (t? b?), 569 (t? b?); Michelle Cull 178, 269; David Rust 125; William Shetter 546; Bob Swope 36 (t? b?); Debbie Hall 556; Samuel Sommers 426b; Sheryl Pockrose 73b; Steve Angell 457; Sandra Ward-Angell 87; Richard Palmer 30 (t? b?); Joan Redd 479; Michael Hieber 34b; Claire Outten 383; Steve Duff 547; Michelle Cull 84; Debbie Hall 335.

Announcements were made. Cleve Callison led 62 as the closing song. Samuel Sommers offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chair—Cleve Callison; Secretary—Eloise Clark.