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Old Songs Book Singing

Altamont, New York

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Sacred Harp singing at Old Songs Festival in Altamont, New York, is intended as an introduction for new singers to experience a book singing, albeit in an abbreviated format. Many singers in the northeast first experienced Sacred Harp singing at this festival. A brief introduction to the format and tradition was offered, and new singers were welcomed.

Ginny Huszagh called the class to order leading 34b. John Redmond offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Laura Densmore 313t; Eli Hetko 335; John Redmond 323b; Barbara Swetman 40; Guy Bankes 481; Nancy Kruel 282; Peter Amidon 196; Patricia Geritz 503; Jean Seiler 142; Matt Wojcik 328; Doug Kurtz 49b; Penny Anderson 122; Jim Ulrich 276; Tim Wheeler 29t; Brian How 183; Adrian Stevenson 504; Chris Haller 236; Barb Hohenstein 506; Gerry Hoffman 270; Sue Ulrich 474; Ginny Huszagh 178; Gerry Hoffman 77t; Katie Reimers 31t. The class was closed by mentioning where new singers could find more information about Sacred Harp and local singings.

Secretary—Ginny Huszagh