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Furman University Sacred Harp and
Christian Harmony Singing

Herring Music Pavilion, Greenville, South Carolina

Saturday, May 12, 2007

The 10th annual singing at Furman University was called to order by Frances Carnell leading 129t (CH). John Plunkett offered the opening prayer.

In the opening session, all songs were from the Christian Harmony. Leaders: Frances Carnell 58b; Dan Huger 103b, 281b; Lee Rogers 81b, 162t; John Plunkett 268, 63b; Robert Kelley 36b, 258; John Hollingsworth 92, 93; Caroline Parsons 147b, 291.

In a business session, the following officers were re-elected: Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Dan Huger; Secretary—Lee Rogers. The following committees were appointed: Arranging Committee—Jane Spencer; Finance Committee—John Plunkett.

RECESS

Frances Carnell brought the class to order leading 138b (SH). In this session, all songs were from the Sacred Harp. Leaders: Mike Spencer 354t, 467b; Jane Spencer 85, 99; Jonathan Smith 319, 203; Nathan Rees 204, 217; Lela Crowder 224, 110; Rachel Speer 284, 192; Erin Mills 542, 76b; Mary Baumeister 67, 211; Chris Wilhelm 107, 228; Carl Blozan 312b, 159.

LUNCH

Dan Huger opened the afternoon session leading 208b (CH) and 261 (CH). Leaders: Jane Spencer 127, 248b (CH); John Plunkett “Don’t Grieve Your Mother” (WB); Mary Baumeister 209t (CH), 170t (CH); John Hollingsworth 51, 309 (CH); Jonathan Smith 214 (CH), 236; Lela Crowder 348b, 42.

RECESS

Frances Carnell opened the final session leading 270. Leaders: Robert Kelly 495, 209; Caroline Parsons 282, 504; Mike Spencer 29b, 86; Jim Goetz 52t, 385t; Rachel Speer 117 (CH), 430; Erin Mills 564, 503; Carl Blozan 381t (CH), 367 (CH); Leon Carnell 481, 47b.

Frances Carnell led 62 as the closing hymn. John Plunkett dismissed the class with prayer.

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