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Lincoln’s Birthday Singing

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The 18th 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.

The class was called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Rachel Adelstein. She introduced Ted Mercer, who conducted a brief singing school. He led 52t, and called Lisa Grayson, who continued the singing school, leading 49t and 37b. Ted then announced a period of regular singing.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairlady—Rachel Adelstein; Secretary/Arranging Committee—Ginny Landgraf.

Leaders: Rachel Adelstein 72b; Sam Sommers 92; Bob Sullivan 503; Peggy Mistak 30t; Stacy Hekner 47b.


Ginny Landgraf brought the class back together leading 445. Leaders: Lisa Grayson 112; Jim Lawrie 504; Carol Munro Mosley 63; Lisa Cohen 485; Jeff Breting 448t; Herb Schroeder 142; Michael Appert 178; Ted Mercer 42 (for Dean Slaton); Jim Swanson 215; Susan Matthews 448b; Kate Lind 350; Anita Shaperd 148; Cathryn Bearov 114; Clare Cardy 128; Melanie Hauff 48b; Rochelle Lodder 268.


Jim Swanson brought the class back together leading 111b. Leaders: Michael Mosley 155; Ann Miczulski 312b; Sue Kessell 276; Judy Hauff 411; Mark Dawson 236; Jon Pearson 551; Sam Sommers 380; Kate Lind 523; Ann Miczulski 68b; Jon Pearson 472; Sue Pearson 344; Ginny Landgraf 163b.

Announcements were made. Rachel Adelstein led 347 as the class took the parting hand.

Chairlady—Rachel Adelstein; Secretary—Ginny Landgraf