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Oberlin Sacred Harp Singing

Christ Episcopal Church, Oberlin, Ohio

Saturday, September 4, 2004

The seventh annual Sacred Harp Singing in Oberlin, Ohio was held at Christ Episcopal Church on Saturday before the first Sunday in September. Charles Wells called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 49t. Jane Wells offered the morning prayer.

Officers for the singing were: Chairman—Charles Wells; Arrangements—Joe Todd and Charles Wells; Secretaries—Beth Todd and Kay Huener.

Songs used from the Oberlin Harmony are indicated with (OH). Leaders: Joe Todd 312b, 317; Will Reilly 36 (OH), 566; Gerry Hoffman 31b, 272; Key Huener 313b, 269; Beth Todd 284, 66; Brian How 155, 114; Jane Wells 52t, 146; Charles Wells 49b, 148.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Beth Huener leading 547 and 200. Leaders: Joe Todd 217, 39t; Will Reilly “From the Depths We Cry to Thee” (his own composition), 569b; Gerry Hoffman 192, 203; Kay Huener 147t, 551; Beth Todd 225t, 10 (OH); Brian How 178, 84; Jane Wells 179, 75 (OH). Jane Wells led the class in thanksgiving for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Charles Wells leading 34b and 1b (OH). Leaders: Andrew MacGregor 186; Beth Huener 56b, 454; Will Reilly 324, 47b; Joe Todd 282, 142; Gary Hoffman 168, 297; Brian How 107, 106; Jane Wells 455, 503; Kay Huener 126, 117; Sarah Pilzer 270, 504.

RECESS

Beth Todd brought the class to order leading 112 and 436. Leaders: Avery Book 497, 131t; Beth Huener 535, 344; Charles Wells 159 (by request); Sarah Pilzer 44 (OH); Charles Wells 81 (OH) (by request); Jane Wells 80 (OH) (by request), 60 (OH); Beth Todd 16 (OH) (by request). Announcements were made. Charles Wells led 35 (OH) as the closing song. Beth Huener offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Charles Wells; Secretaries—Beth Todd and Kay Huener.