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Capitol City Shape Note Singing

Loeb Reception Center, Montgomery, Alabama

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The 25th session of the Capitol City Shape Note Singing was called to order by Bill Hogan leading 36b. Joey Brackner, Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, welcomed everyone to the singing and gave a brief history. Bill Hogan led 72b. The morning prayer was offered by Kennon Smith.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Bill Hogan; Secretaries—Nancy Hogan and Joey Brackner; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless and Tommy Spurlock.

Judy Chambless arranged as leaders sang from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Robert Chambless 77t; Judy Chambless 347; Ann Webb 282; Kennon Smith 503; Wendy Futral 339; Steve Grauberger 127; Eugene Forbes 143 (in memory of his sister).

The class sang from the Christian Harmony, 2010 Revision. Leaders: Mike Spencer 166; Eugene Forbes 253 (?); Eddie Pierce 188; Ken Sundberg 264 (?); Bill Hogan 51; Nancy Hogan 149; Steve Grauberger 179; Judy Chambless 109.

RECESS

Tommy Spurlock arranged as the class sang from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Edition. Leaders: Tommy Spurlock 99; Joey Brackner 446b; Ercyl Vidrine 358, 283t; Mike Spencer 380t; Robert DuPree 85; Sam Smith 239 (?).

The class sang from the Colored Sacred Harp. Leaders: Bill Hogan 59; Kennon Smith 18; Steve Grauberger 47b; Mike Spencer 19; Ken Sundberg 4; Bill Hogan 87; Bill Hogan and Nancy Hogan “Lord, Give Me Just a Little More Time.” Elder Ben Keeble offered prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Judy Chambless calling leaders as the class sang from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Bill Hogan 101t; Eddie Pierce 47b; Tim Taylor 179; Ledora Morris 235; Kramer Klein 59; Mike Spencer 205; David Ivey and Karen Ivey 434; Joey Brackner 137; SuNell Ellis 146; Audrey Blakeley and J.T. Blakeley 354b.

The class sang from the Christian Harmony, 2010 Revision. Leaders: Mike Spencer 361; Robert DuPree 121t; Steve Grauberger 143; Nancy Hogan 214; Jonathan Blakeley 187; Bill Hogan 133.

Tommy Spurlock arranged as the class sang from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Edition. Leaders: Ermon Richmond 406; Ann Renfroe 463; Chita Blakeley 518; Ken Smith 189; Alice Sundberg 96; Lacey Blakeley 505; Wendy Futral 500; Robert Chambless 451; Kramer Klein 300; Mike Spencer 380b; SuNell Ellis 449.

Announcements were made. David Ivey, Mike Spencer, and Bill Hogan led 440b (CB) as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Elder J.T. Morris, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Bill Hogan; Secretaries—Nancy Hogan and Joey Brackner