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Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Sacred Harp Singing Day

St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall,
Benton, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The 7th annual Newcastle singing was called to order by Benny Ross, who welcomed the class, and led 31b. He then taught a short singing school, which concluded with the singing of 47t. Benny invited Sally Greaves-Lord to offer the opening prayer. Leaders: Paul Gailiunas 344, 31t; Phil Tyler 40, 29b; Fynn Titford-Mock 556, 178; Harry Campbell 49b, 335.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Benny Ross; Secretary—Colin Monson.

RECESS

Anna Baldini called the class back to order by leading 146. Leaders: Anna Baldini 299; Sally Greaves-Lord 171, 34b; Helen Barber 276; Hannah Land 48t, 228; Benny Ross 105, 106; Paul Gailiunas 107, 163b; Phil Tyler 300, 448b; Fynn Titford-Mock 430, 365; Harry Campbell 415, 163t; Anna Baldini 217, 159; Sally Greaves-Lord 270, 26; Hannah Land 273, 330b. Lin James gave thanks for the midday meal.

LUNCH

Benny Ross led 313b to call the class to order. Leaders: Benny Ross 352; Sarah Hill 36b, 37b; Paul Gailiunas 66, 383; Phil Tyler 569b, 99. Fynn Titford-Mock “Hauxley”, 454; Harry Campbell 33b, 117; Anna Baldini 186, 86.

Lin James conducted the memorial lesson, and led 131b in memory of Simon Windsor, Maddy Hobson, Gerda Lawrence, and Linda Jackson.

Sally Greaves-Lord spoke for the sick and housebound, and led 216 for Dwight Diller, Cath Tyler, Sharon Langridge, Anne Milne, and David Daykin. Leaders: Sally Greaves-Lord 481; Hannah Land 384, 472; Benny Ross 417, 28t.

RECESS

Sarah Hill called the class back together by leading 200. Leaders: Sarah Hill 569t; Paul Gailiunas 538, 189; Phil Tyler 445, 229; Fynn Titford-Mock 547, 566; Harry Campbell 77t, 121; Sally Greaves-Lord 385t, 45t; Hannah Land 183, 448t; Benny Ross 350.

Announcements were made, and thanks extended to all those who had helped during the day. Hannah Land led 62 as the closing song, and then offered the closing prayer. The class was dismissed.

Chairman—Benny Ross; Secretary—Colin Monson