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Lincoln’s Birthday Singing

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The 16th annual Lincoln’s Birthday singing was held the second Sunday in February at Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, in conjunction with the University of Chicago Folk Festival. Last year’s chairman, Rachel Adelstein, called the class to order and introduced this year’s chairman, Lisa Cohen. Together they led 171.

Rachel Adelstein introduced Richard DeLong, who taught a singing school. During the singing school, Mr. DeLong led the following songs: 49b; 159; 155; 168; 73b; 74b; 75; 82t.

RECESS

Richard DeLong resumed the singing school and led the following: 44; 123b; 146 (along with new leaders from this class); 323t. Lisa Cohen thanked Richard DeLong for the singing school.

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Lisa Cohen brought the class back to order leading 148. Leaders: Grace Scrimgeour 547; Susan Matthews 84; Anita Shaperd 106; Sarah Burghardt 107; John Seaton 48t; Melanie Hauff 542; Carol Munro Mosley 473; Ginny Landgraf 447; Jim Lawrie 441; Nathan Zweig 288; Michael Mosley 440; Jerry Enright 68t; Nick Pasqual 127; Jim Swanson 275t.

RECESS

Leaders: Ted Mercer 217; Karen Freund 30b; Dean Jens 77t (in memory of Amanda Denson-Brady); Lisa Grayson 436; Susan Geil 369; Molly Whedbee DNC; Chris Richardson 163b; Sarah Letson 178; Mary Doyle 141; Assunta Osterholt 39t; Jeff Breting 163t; Rachel Adelstein 268; Daniel Braithwaite 551.

Announcements were made. Lisa Cohen led 347 as the class took the parting hand.

Chairman—Lisa Cohen; Secretary—Jim Swanson