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Swannanoa Gathering Shape Note Singing

Warren Wilson College Chapel, Swannanoa, North Carolina

Saturday, July 28, 2007

The 1st annual Swannanoa Gathering Shape Note Singing was held at Warren Wilson College Chapel in Swannanoa, North Carolina. Books used were The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition (SH), The Southern Harmony (SoH), and The Christian Harmony, Carolina Edition (CH).

Ron Pen called the singing to order at 10:00 a.m., welcomed everyone and thanked Warren Wilson College and Chapel for use of the facilities. Ron Pen then led 73b. Scott Swanton offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve for the day: Chairman—Ron Pen; Vice Chairperson—Jane Spencer; Secretary—Chris Wilhelm; Arranging Committee—Dorothy Lane.

The first session of singing was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Ron Pen 155; Jane Spencer 33b, 32t; Gene Pinion 31t, 40; Mary Baumeister 499, 539; Larry Beveridge 178, 523; Michael Spencer 503, 354t; Chris Wilhelm 66, 480; Scott Swanton 36b, 569b; Dan Huger 38b, 99; Carl Blozan 159; June Jolley 105.

RECESS

The second session of singing was from The Southern Harmony. Leaders: Ron Pen 103; Gene Pinion 181t; Mary Baumeister 6t, 63; Ron Pen 252 (?) (by request).

LUNCH

After lunch, the singing continued from The Southern Harmony. Leaders: Larry Beveridge 22t, 198; Michael Spencer 308; Scott Swanton 51, 78; Dan Huger 89t, 92t; Chris Wilhelm 46; Jane Spencer 260.

A business session was held and the class elected to continue this singing next year with the date to coincide with Old Time Week of The Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College. The following officers were elected to serve for the 2008 singing: Chairperson—Jane Spencer; Vice Chairman—Ron Pen; Secretary—Chris Wilhelm.

RECESS

The third session of singing was from The Christian Harmony, Carolina Edition. Leaders: Jane Spencer 217; June Jolley 248b (?); Gene Pinion 381t; Mary Baumeister 287; Anna Swanton 117; Robert Varkony 223t; Larry Beveridge 255t (?); Dan Huger 103b; Carl Blozan 320; Michael Spencer 23b; Chris Wilhelm 307 (?); Tom Clay 198; Don Wiley 130b; Julianne Wiley 245t; Ron Pen 381b.

Ron Pen expressed appreciation to all who had helped with the singing and led 267 (SH) as the closing song. Scott Swanton dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Ron Pen; Vice Chairperson—Jane Spencer; Secretary—Chris Wilhelm