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William J. Reynolds Sacred Harp Singing

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

Saturday, January 27, 2007

The 23rd annual Sacred Harp singing was held in Cowden Hall at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, on the last Saturday of the month of January. This is the sixteenth year that the “1991 Revision of the Sacred Harp” has been used.

Dr. Gordon Borror, a faculty member of the School of Church Music at Southwestern, opened with prayer at 8:30 a.m. Mrs. Beverly Coates gave a brief history of Sacred Harp singing, and led a “how-to” session. Everyone was dismissed until 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Tim Studstill called the morning session to order at 9:30 a.m. by leading 59. Dr. Borror introduced Dr. Stephen Johnson, Dean of the School of Church Music at Southwestern, and recognized the students of Southwestern who were in attendance. Dr. Johnson welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming. Dr. Studstill prayed, and then introduced Tim Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds gave a brief history of Dr. Reynolds’s Sacred Harp involvement, and led 84.

Leaders: Owen Ross 182; Cheryl Foreman 171; Beverly Coates 448t; Gaylon Powell 532; Russell Farnell 178; Bruce Coates 503; Jessica Garris 448b; Douglas Foster 270; Bill Bailey 87; Ryan Ross 168; Alexa Gilmore 282; Ben Brown 268; Donald Ross 225t; Sonny Erwin 454; H.P. O’Mary 61; Kris Wiggins 192.


Dr. Studstill brought the class back to order by leading 127. Leaders: Diane Ross 490; Joshua Wright 433; Priscilla Wiggins 163b; Gary Rogan 384; Esther Huckabee 358; Tammy Powell 318; Lindsey Wiggins 300; Vivian Rogan 146; Donn Howard 535; Trevor Howard 426t; Stephanie Turney 159; Inez Lutglen 120; Grant Howard 64; Robert Vaughn 128; Mary Ann Ray 86; Morris Nelms 479; Jerry Ryan 145t; Meira Boggess 143. Dr. Borror offered prayer for the noon meal.


Dr. Studstill opened the afternoon session by leading 200. Leaders: Diane Ross 430; Harry Conner 107; Cheryl Foreman 547; Chloe Webb 512; Owen Ross 496; Gaylon Powell 507; Alexa Gilmore 217; Jessica Garris 106; Douglas Foster 32t; Bill Bailey 354b; Ryan Ross 297; Ben Brown 58; Sonny Erwin 113; Gary Rogan 319; H.P. O’Mary 73b; Kris Wiggins 235; Clell Wright 454; Don Ross 331; Priscilla Wiggins 47b; Vivian Rogan 34b; Tammy Powell 189; Lindsey Wiggins 142; Joshua Wright 30t; Stephanie Turney 480; Inez Lutglen 475; Mary Ann Ray 49b; Jamie Burnhart 72b; Morris Nelms 28t; Meira Boggess 164; Jerry Ryan 345t; Robert Vaughn 70b; Diane Ross 347.

Owen Ross offered the closing prayer. The Bowld Music Library at Southwestern held a presentation and display of unique historic four and seven-note tune books and shape-note artifacts.

Chairman——Dr. Timothy Studstill; Secretary—Jacquelyn Clifton