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University of Chicago/Hyde Park Singing

Quaker House, Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, November 4, 2006

The eighth annual University of Chicago/Hyde Park Singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Cathryn Bearov leading 114. Cathryn Bearov made welcoming remarks and stated that the Missouri Harmony and The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, would be used. Sam Sommers offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Jim Helke 565; James Nelson Gingrich 65; Tom Malone 371; Nick Pasqual 333; Samuel Sommers 380; Karen Swenson 215; Carol Munro Mosley 148; Darrell Swarens 335; Suzanne Flandreau 277.

A business meeting was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Co-Chairs—Lisa Cohen and Sam Farwell; Secretary—Lois Lubin; Arranging-Ginny Landgraf.

Leaders: Lisa Cohen 485; Sam Farwell 159; Michael Mosley 49t; Will Fitzgerald 77t; Ginny Landgraf 538; Ted Johnson 302; Carolyn Deacy 324; Marcia Johnson 434; Ann Miczulski 480; Berkley Moore 139; Molly Whedbee 39t.


Lisa Cohen brought the class back leading 146. Leaders: Jim Page ‘Experience” (original composition); Marta Gossage 84; Anne Heider 171; Dave Barford 168; John Seaton 47t; Steve Warner 475; Kathy Kaiser 142; Doug Stapleton and River 178; Ted Mercer 155 (MH); Jo Dell Albi 372; Cathryn Bearov 532; Jim Helke 89 (MH); James Nelson Gingerich 34t; Tom Malone 10 (MH); Nick Pasqual 173; Samuel Sommers 507; Karen Swenson 543; Carol Munro Mosley 155; Darrell Swarens 198; Suzanne Flandreau 472 (for all the people who couldn’t come); Michael Mosley 107.

Nick Pasqual led the memorial lesson for the deceased: Teddy Creel and John Hyde—Alabama; Aurelia Grieshop—Iowa; Margaret Sihler Anderson—Ohio/Minnesota; Deanne Bayer—Ohio; Nell McCuthin, Helen Warner, and Marcia Tucker—California; Helen Stevens—Minnesota; John Garvey, Howard Jones, and Bonnie Jones—Illinois. He led 87 in their memory.

Cathryn Bearov then presented the lesson for the following sick and homebound: Edith Tate—Florida; Janet Fraembs, Clare Cardy, John Long, Mr. Waldeck, and Jim Swanson—Illinois; William Shelton—Indiana; Harold Fitzgerald, Artis Haberichter, and Pauline Childers—Michigan; Shirley Figura and Jeanette Lowry—Missouri; Bob Scorgie, Bob Anderson, Dick Dunagan, Joyce Anderson, and David Hoffelt—Wisconsin; Doris Littrell—Tennessee; Richard Swanson—Massachusetts; Cathryn Bearov—Virginia; Tuesday Boschiero—Oregon. She then led 315 in their honor. Sam Sommers closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Will Fitzgerald 365; Ginny Landgraf 367; Ted Johnson 228; Carolyn Deacy 330b; Marcia Johnson 48b; Ann Miczulski 68b; Berkley Moore 142 (MH); Molly Whedbee 74b; Jim Page 45 (MH); Sam Farwell 31t. Sam Sommers offered the blessing and the class was dismissed for lunch.


Lisa Cohen brought the class back leading 36b. Leaders: Melanie Hauff 81 (MH); Steve Warner, Ruker McMullen, and Mark 86; Judy Hauff 148 (MH); Debbie Barford 181; Ann Sleeva 32t; Marta Gossage 282; Kathy Kaiser 71; Dave Barford 274b (for the delRe family of Virginia); John Seaton 49b; Anne Heider 131 (MH); Jim Helke 26; Sam Farwell and Molly Farwell 191; Lisa Cohen 504; Doug Stapleton 440; Ted Mercer 80 (MH); Jo Dell Albi 19 (MH); Melanie Hauff 12 (MH); Judy Hauff 84 (MH); Debbie Barford 218; Mary Doyle 535b.


Sam Farwell brought the class back leading 59. Leaders: Ann Sleeva 473; Karen Swenson and Will Fitzgerald 172 (MH); Cathryn Bearov 127 (MH); Sam Sommers 426b; Jim Page 149 (MH); Berkley Moore and Susan Matthews 313b; Ann Miczulski 384; Darrell Swarens 503 (for the Eldridge family in Indiana); Tom Malone 387; Anne Heider 236; Mary Doyle 163b; Carolyn Deacy 456.

The Co-Chairs asked for announcements and committee reports.

The Finance committee reported that expenses were met.

The Secretary reported that 89 songs were led by 36 leaders from 8 states.

Lisa Cohen and Sam Farwell led 347 as the closing song, while those who wished took the parting hand. Sam Sommers offered the closing prayer.

Co-Chairs—Lisa Cohen and Sam Farwell; Secretary—Lois Lubin.