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Hyde Park All-Day Singing

Augustana Lutheran Church, Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The 13th annual University of Chicago/Hyde Park All-Day Singing was brought to order at 9:32 a.m. by Rachel Adelstein and Ginny Landgraf leading 171. Dave Barford offered the opening prayer. This singing uses both the 1991 edition of the Sacred Harp and the Missouri Harmony (MH).

Leaders: Michael Mosley 99; Susan Geil 31t; Nick Pasqual 173; Ryan Wheeler 67; Jim Helke 142 (MH); Pleasance Crawford 172; Jim Swanson 362; Carol Munro Mosley 192; Bill Beverly 191; Chuck Crawford 480; Peggy Mistak 45 (MH); Martha Beverly 189; Darrell Swarens 341 (in memory of Bob Meek); Berkley Moore 152 (MH); Dave Barford 228.

A business meeting was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Co-Chairmen—Jim Swanson and Cathryn Bearov (in absentia); Secretary—Ginny Landgraf.


Jim Swanson brought the class back together by leading 29t. Leaders: Pete Ellertsen 32t; James Page 34 (MH); Judy Hauff 80 (MH); Debbie Barford 302; Rachel Adelstein 84 (MH); Jo Dell Albi 270; Mark Dawson 377; Grace Scrimgeour 216, Jeannine Oakes 277; Melanie Hauff 68 (MH); Ted Mercer 62 (MH); Petrina Patti 217; Ginny Landgraf 378b (in memory of R.J. Landgraf and Charles W. Landgraf, Jr.); Michael Mosley 185; Susan Geil 177 (MH).


Ryan Wheeler led 33b to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Nick Pasqual 139 (MH); Jim Helke 48 (MH); Michael Appert 312t (in memory of Benjamin H. Cohen); Pleasance Crawford 51 (MH); Carol Munro Mosley 464; Bill Beverly 297; Chuck Crawford 300; Peggy Mistak 496; Martha Beverly 138 (MH); Darrell Swarens 169 (MH); Ryan Wheeler 29 (MH); Berkley Moore 290; Dave Barford 344; Pete Ellertsen 510. Dave Barford offered the blessing before the noon meal.


James Page began the afternoon session by leading 205. Leaders: Debbie Barford 212; Judy Hauff 98 (MH); Rachel Adelstein 72 (MH); Steve Warner 125; Jo Dell Albi 179; Anne Heider 474; Mark Dawson 299; Ted Johnson 383; Jim Swanson 148 (MH); Jim Helke 26; Lisa Grayson 112; Ted Mercer 163t; Grace Scrimgeour 142; Melanie Hauff 421; Jeannine Oakes 384; Petrina Patti 155; Ginny Landgraf 134 (MH); Michael Mosley 475; Susan Geil 220.


Anne Heider and Steve Warner brought the class back to order by leading 40. Leaders: Nick Pasqual 116; Lisa Grayson 131 (MH); Ted Johnson 101b; James Page 41 (MH); Martha Beverly and Annie Minoff 146; Chuck Crawford 492; Darrell Swarens 507; Carol Munro Mosley 368; Pleasance Crawford 571; Jim Helke 20 (MH); Berkley Moore 113 (MH); Peggy Mistak 178 (MH); Ryan Wheeler 186.

Announcements were made. The following committee reports were submitted: the Finance Committee reported that expenses had been met; the Secretary reported that eighty-two songs were led by thirty-four leaders from four states and one Canadian province.

Jim Swanson led 347 as the closing song, while those who wished took the parting hand. Dave Barford offered the closing prayer.

Co-Chairmen—Jim Swanson and Cathryn Bearov (in absentia); Secretary—Ginny Landgraf