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West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day

Haworth Methodist Church, Haworth,
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The fourth annual West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day was held at Haworth Methodist Church, in the United Kingdom, on Saturday before the third Sunday in November.

The day began with a short singing school taught by Cath Tyler. The class received instruction in the major and minor scales and sang 47t and 107.

Leaders: Judy Whiting led 503; Chris Brown 49t; Sarah Pinney 171.

RECESS

Phil Tyler called the class back to order and led 276 and 37b. Leaders: Benny Ross 34b, 40; Carmel Wood 159, 117; Helena Ross and Cath Tyler 112, 155; Ba Wheeler 268; Sylvia Watts and Cath Tyler 178, 81t; Chris Brown 441. Rev. Alice Nunn gave thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed with Judy Whiting leading 474 and 569b. Leaders: Sarah Pinney 504, 186; Phil Tyler 94, 99; Benny Ross 535, 106.

Chris Brown conducted the memorial lesson and led 45t. Judy Whiting read the names of the deceased: Mike Walker, Tom Conroy, Polly Maggs, Paul Hunter, Teresa Wallace, and Iain McKay; Marcia Tucker—USA

Chris Brown spoke for the sick and housebound: Helen Brown, Ted Brown, Hazel Walker, Raymond Bernstone, Paul Cousins, Dana Nicole Kovaric, James Oss, and Bob McDonald.

Leaders: Cath Tyler 531; Carmel Wood 163b, 49b; Helen Barber 547, 146; Cath Tyler 532.

RECESS

Carmel Wood called the class to order leading 274t. Leaders: Helena Ross and Cath Tyler 334; Chris Brown 282; Judy Whiting 72b; Sarah Pinney and D. Barnett 86; Helen Barber 335; Cath Tyler and Lynne Cousins 350; Cath Tyler and Richard Percival 299; Phil Tyler 300; Benny Ross 84; Chris Brown and John Hopkinson 73b; Cath Tyler and Maria Wallace 148; Carmel Wood 496.

In a short business session, the singers voted to continue the annual singing in Haworth on Saturday before the third Sunday in November.

Judy Whiting and Chris Brown led 323t as the closing song. Rev. Alice Nunn offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chris Brown; Secretaries—Judy Whiting, Cath Tyler, and Lin Ross.