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William J. Reynolds Sacred Harp Singing

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The 24th 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 17th year the 1991 Revision of the Sacred Harp has been used. There were 113 in attendance. Dr. Gordon Borror, a faculty member of School of Church Music at Southwestern, shared opening remarks at 8:45 a.m. and introduced Mrs. Beverly Coates. She gave a brief history of Sacred Harp Singing and led a “how-to” session using 49t and 40. Dr. Borror also recognized students of Southwestern who were in attendance.

RECESS

Dr. Tim Studstill called the morning session to order at 9:30 a.m. He welcomed everyone. Dr. Studstill introduced Tim Reynolds, who gave a brief history of Dr. Reynolds’s Sacred Harp involvement and led 84. Doug Foster offered a prayer.

Leaders: Gaylon Powell 300; Evelyn Lamb 36b; Bruce Coates 86; Ester Huckaby 224; Donald Ross 225t; Owen Howard 388; Stephanie Turney 159; Ryan Ross 299; Ainsley Ross 354b; Donn Howard 163b; Douglas Foster 270; Grant Howard 566; Jerry Ryan 421; Leon Ballinger 313b; Cheryl Foreman 344; Ben Brown 148; Diane Ross 546; Trevor Howard 472; Tammy Powell 454; Gary Rogan 324; Beverly Coates 475; Jim Sanford 47b.

RECESS

Dr. Tim Studstill brought the class together leading 59. Leaders: LuAnn Thomas 128; Owen Ross 362; Catherine Rogan 192; Kris Wiggins 528; Jo Pendleton 72b; Priscilla Wiggins 290; Chelsea Miller 84; Vivian Rogan 146; Larry Hall 78; Lindsey Wiggins 542; Chris Nicholson 63; Crystal Meadows 442; Gaylon Powell 538; Evelyn Lamb 481; Bruce Coates 147t; Ester Huckaby 61; Tim Reynolds 198; Seth Howard 178; Harry Conner 503. Dr. Borror offered a prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Gaylon Powell opened the afternoon session by leading 124. Leaders: Donald Ross 391; Owen Howard 76b; Reed Coates 155; Ryan Ross 385b; Ainsley Ross 145t; Susan Mathewson 497; Donn Howard 535; Doug Foster 32t; Jerry Ryan 490; Josh Rogan 163t; Leon Ballinger 297; Cheryl Foreman 556; Tammy Powell 384; Kris Wiggins 522; Diane Ross 532; Gary Rogan 149; Beverly Coates 107; Jim Sanford 267; Crystal Meadows 547; Chris Nicholson 162; Lindsey Wiggins 434; Owen Ross 228; Catherine Rogan 186; Priscilla Wiggins 448b; Chelsea Miller 133; Vivian Rogan 268; Larry Hall 181; Ben Brown 58; Chloe Webb 512; Martha Krigley 47t.

Dr. Tim Studstill gave closing comments and thanked everyone for coming. Announcements were made. Tim Reynolds and Dr. Tim Studstill led 62 in memory of Dr. Cecil Roper. Gary Rogan offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Dr. Tim Studstill; Secretary—Jacquelyn Clifton