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Furman University Sacred Harp and
Christian Harmony Singing

Herring Music Pavilion, Greenville, South Carolina

Saturday, May 13, 2006

The ninth session of the Furman University Singing was called to order by Chairman Frances Carnell leading 21 (CH). Chaplain John Plunkett offered the opening prayer. In the opening session, all songs were from the Christian Harmony.

Leaders: Frances Carnell 264; Dan Huger 110t, 49; Lee Rogers 198, 214; John Plunkett 284, 285; John Hollingsworth 31b, 24t; Jane Spencer 261t, 88.

In a business sessions, the previous year’s officers were re-elected and committees appointed: Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Dan Huger; Secretary—Lee Rogers; Chaplain—John Plunkett; Arranging—Dan Huger.

RECESS

Frances Carnell opened the next session from The Sacred Harp leading 36b. Leaders: Leon Carnell 51, 481; Henry Zittrouer 490, 565; Jonathan Smith 335, 542; Lucy Sandige 157, 84; Anita Landess 562, 480; Steve Walker 107, 49b; Bill Burns 128, 117; Chris Wilhelm 362, 86; Mary Baumeister 499, 56b.

LUNCH

Kenneth George opened the afternoon session from the Christian Harmony leading 381t and 328b. Leaders: Chris Wilhelm 159t, 77b; Dot Lane 235, 249t; Lucy Sandige 279, 36t; Sarah Jane Thomas 269t, 299; Frances Carnell 171t, 103b; Steve Walker 136, 248b; Mary Baumeister 206b, 170t.

RECESS

Frances Carnell brought the class together for the final session of songs from The Sacred Harp leading 501 and 460. Leaders: Lee Rogers 228; John Plunkett 178, 47t (for Bill Hollingsworth); Mike Spencer 547; Anita Landess 164, 114; Kenneth George 569b; Jonathan Smith 148, 282, 254 (by request); Jane Spencer 232, 122.

Dan Huger led 347 as the closing song. John Plunkett dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Dan Huger; Secretary—Lee Rogers.