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Lincoln’s Birthday Singing

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, February 4, 2007

The 15th annual Lincoln’s Birthday singing was held on the first Sunday in February from 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. at Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, in conjunction with the University of Chicago Folk Festival. Rochelle Lodder called the class to order by leading 171.

Ginny Landgraf conducted a brief singing school using 354t to take the individual parts through singing the notes, 27 to illustrate a different meter, and 107 to introduce fugueing tunes.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Rachel Adelstein; Secretary—Lisa Cohen.

Leaders: Doug Stapleton 99; Judy Hauff 183; Jim Helke 33b; Megan Dunning 84; Suzanne Flandreau 85.

RECESS

Rachel Adelstein brought the class back with 87. Leaders: Rochelle Lodder 372; Jim Swanson 377; Grace Scrimgeour 547; the class sang in honor of Grace’s birthday; Randy Neufeld 29t; Marta Gossage 361; Lisa Grayson 340; Ted Mercer 284; John Seaton 47t; Susan Geil 344; Ginny Landgraf 536; Ted Johnson 224; Nick Pasqual 38t; Lisa Cohen 485; Mark Dawson 299; Melanie Hauff 216; Rochelle Lodder 36b; Molly Whedbee 275t; Nancy Chang 178.

RECESS

Rachel Adelstein brought the class back with 312b. Leaders: Carol Munro Mosley 114; Michael Mosley 457; Petrina Patti 217; Lisa Grayson 528; Ted Mercer 53; Mary Doyle 163b; Randy Neufeld 47b; Laura Ring 215; Doug Stapleton 362; Grace Scrimgeour 276; Jim Helke 228; Lisa Cohen 148; Jim Swanson 454; Molly Whedbee 71; Suzanne Flandreau 297; Ted Johnson 430; Nick Pasqual 302.

Announcements were made. Rachel Adelstein led 347, and the class took the parting hand.

Chairman—Rachel Adelstein; Secretary—Lisa Cohen