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Harry Eskew Singing

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana

Saturday, April 9, 2005

The singing was opened with a few comments on the history of the Sacred Harp by Nancy Van Den Akker, and a lesson on the rudiments by Ed Steele.

Though no formal memorial session was planned, singers were asked to keep Laura Timmerman’s son, Robin Creamer, currently hospitalized, in prayerful remembrance. Ed Steele offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Ed Steele 81t; Nancy Van Den Akker 178; Wanda Gregg 63; Joshua Bell 45t; Laura Timmerman 475; Matthew Hughes 159; Yun Eun Sil 68b; Randy Shoemaker 196; Jeany Joseph 49t; Barbara Dawkins 59; Elizabeth Muhleissen 480; Bryan Highland 135; John Frady 30t; Rick Estes 73b; Jeff Goolsby 452; Jason Bowers 128; Josh McGuire 268; Adrian Scriber 222; Tetyana Palykhata 49b.

Wanda Gregg was selected to be the Chairman for the next meeting of this singing.

LUNCH

The singing was called back to order by Wanda Gregg leading 40. Leaders: Adrian Scriber 358; Ed Steele 502; Bryan Highland 34b; Laura Timmerman 546.

Wanda Gregg led 62 as the closing song, and the singers took the parting hand. Ed Steele dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Ed Steele; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker.