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Emory Sacred Harp Singing

Cannon Chapel, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The 5th annual Emory Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by John Plunkett leading 34b. Andy Morse offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: John Plunkett 47t; Laura Akerman 147t, 344; Andy Morse 497, 73t; John Shippee 117, 155; Debora Grosse 171, 222; Susan Firestone 178, 504; Scott DePoy 277, 179; Leslie Hunter 282, 159; Tony Hammock 321, 314; Charles Woods 271t, 142; John Plunkett and Jimmy Abbington, Associate Professor of Music and Worship in the Candler School of Theology, 270. John Plunkett thanked Pat Graham, Director of the Pitts Theology Library, for his support in arranging this singing.

RECESS

Elise Eskew Sparks brought the class back together by leading 72b and 40. Leaders: Henry Slack 300, 535; Ariella Perry 448t, 430; Jeanette DePoy 492, 494; Susan Posey 551, 148.

The following officers were elected: Chairman—John Plunkett; Vice Chairperson—Debora Grosse; Secretary—Laura Akerman.

Leaders: Bob Goodman 475, 36b; Ellie Soler 143, 454; Bentley McGuire 91, 95; Malinda Snow 196, 197.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by John Plunkett leading 167. Leaders: Kelly Morris 47b, 114; Lela Crowder 70b, 101b; Judy Mincey 468; Karen Rollins 354t, 405; Raymond Hamrick 287, 291; Jenna Strizak 76b, 384; Shannon Primm 43, 347; John Alexander 566 (for Diane Obert), 163b; Oscar McGuire 229, 327; Barbara Larsen 66, 84; Martin Hardin 38b, 45t; George Burnette 81t, 85; Gabriel Pline 408, 345t; Sandra Wilkinson 278b.

RECESS

The class returned to singing with John Plunkett leading 325. Leaders: Tony Hammock 83b; John Alexander 312b; Karen Rollins 540; Ariella Perry 168; Judy Mincey 474; Bentley McGuire 133.

John Plunkett led 323t as the closing song. Jenna Strizak offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Plunkett; Vice Chairperson—Debora Grosse; Secretary—Laura Akerman