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West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day

Haworth Methodist Church, Haworth,
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The 5th annual West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day was held at Haworth Methodist Church, in the United Kingdom, on Saturday before the third Sunday in November. Chris Brown and Judy Whiting began the day by leading 146. Rev Alice Nunn offered an opening prayer.

Cath Tyler taught a short singing school. The class received instruction in time signatures and sang 47t, 76b, 155, and 29t.

RECESS

Chris Brown and Judy Whiting called the class to order and led 34b to celebrate Connie Baldiniā€™s first birthday. Leaders: Cath Tyler 276; Rachel Jordan 474; Michael Walker 270; Sarah Pinney 74b; Phil Tyler 91; Maria Wallace 504; Ted Brown 171; Hannah Land 515; Nick Hall 497; Sharon Gow 159; Anna Baldini and Connie Baldini 299; Benny Ross 106; Helen Barber 300; Paul Gailiunas 196; Chris Brown 198; Judy Whiting 68t; Cath Tyler 66; Rachel Jordan 107; Michael Walker 77t; Carmel Wood 168; Sarah Pinney 186; Phil Tyler 448t; Hannah Land 454. John Hopkinson gave thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Nick Hall called the class back to order leading 492. Leaders: Maria Wallace 277; Ted Brown 569b; Anna Baldini 86; Ba Wheeler and Fred 178; Benny Ross 28t; Helen Barber 547; Cath Tyler 274t.

Michael Walker led 122 and conducted the memorial lesson. Judy Whiting read the names of the following deceased: Ursula Vaughn Williams, Gill Blackmore, Kathy Dunn, LaRue Allen, John McDougall, Edna Leonard, Michael Clarke, Dennis Runcorn, Peter Hampson, Percy Bown, Minja Lausevic, Adam Grey, Lynda Marten, Brian Walsh, Richard Damesin, Stephanie Allen and Barbara Irving. Michael Walker led 48t.

Paul Gailiunas spoke for the sick and housebound and led 143 in honor of the following: Mary Germaine, Hazel Walker, Pat Meek, John Burke, Hilary Rose, Stan Shaw, Phil Goodwin, Joan Mattock, Sue Briggs, Amanda Denson, Helen Brown, Bill Craven, Laurie Nixon, Ellie Brand, Jim Oss, Mary Oss, Gerda Lawrence, and Kathleen Bird.

Leaders: Rachel Jordan 501; Sarah Pinney 481; Phil Tyler 192.

RECESS

Hannah Land called the class to order leading 228. Leaders: Nick Hall 483; Maria Wallace 268; Michael Walker 306; Anna Baldini 217; Ted Brown 339, Carmel Wood 472; Chris Brown 48b; Judy Whiting 318; Cath Tyler 273; Paul Gailiunas 142; Helen Barber 47b; Rachel Jordan 480; Sarah Pinney 324; Phil Tyler 445; Benny Ross 84; Hannah Land 63; Michael Walker 64; Carmel Wood 31t; Cath Tyler 50b.

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

Chairmen—Chris Brown and Judy Whiting; Secretaries—Judy Whiting and Cath Tyler