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West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day

Haworth Methodist Church,
Haworth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The 9th annual West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day was held at Haworth Methodist Church, in the United Kingdom, on Saturday before the third Sunday in November. Chris Brown began the day by leading 82t. John Hopkinson offered the opening prayer.

Aldo Ceresa gave a short singing school lesson for the new singers present.

Leaders: Aldo Ceresa 56t; Judy Whiting 77b; Sarah West 106; Michael Walker 60; Rebecca Over 131b; Phil Tyler 474; Sarah Hill 213t; Michael McGuigan 108t; Aine Ui Cheallaigh 198; Hannah Land 30t; Byron Tyler and Cath Tyler 61; Benny Ross 34t; Joe Vickers 49b; Helen Brown 313t; Ted Brown 81t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Chris Brown; Vice Chairman—Judy Whiting; Secretaries—Rebecca Over and Cath Ingham.

RECESS

Sarah West called the class to order by leading 77t. Leaders; Aldo Ceresa 214; Judy Whiting 515; Michael Walker 306; Carmel Wood 112; Phil Tyler 428; Rebecca Over 216; Sarah Hill 101b; Chris Brown 102; Aine Ui Cheallaigh 39t; Michael McGuigan 28b; Hannah Land 30b; Benny Ross 143; Helen Brown 103; Joe Vickers 52t; Ted Brown 290; Cath Tyler 48t; Chris Brown 31t; Sarah West 432; Michael Walker 422; Judy Whiting 569t; Aldo Ceresa 280; Carmel Wood 472; Phil Tyler 56b; Rebecca Over 567; Michael McGuigan 569b; Sarah Hill 270; Benny Ross 203; Hannah Land 340; Ted Brown 35. Michael Walker gave thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Chris Brown led 277 to call the class back to order. Leaders: Joe Vickers 45t; Helen Brown 327; Michael Walker 436; Cath Tyler 250; Aldo Ceresa 311; Judy Whiting 71; Aine Ui Cheallaigh 481; Carmel Wood 383; Michael McGuigan 156; Sarah West 101 (t? b?).

Aldo Ceresa spoke for the following sick and housebound: Peter Schoongaus, Norma Waterson, Brian Butcher, Judy Chambless, Tony Parkinson, Maggie Watson, Bob Patton, Jackie Patton, Joe Reynolds, Anna Baldini, Connor McDougall, Kathy Armstrong, Maureen Gamlin, Lonnie Rogers, Alex Cowan, and Joan Mattock.

He also conducted the memorial lesson and read the following names of the deceased: Joyce Over of Camberley, John Champkin of Tenbury Wells, Joan Sillitoe of Raglan, Mike Waterson of Robin Hoods Bay, Linda Champ of Winchester, Barbara Crawford and Philip Higgins of Oldham—United Kingdom; Marie Ivey and Travis Keeton—Alabama, USA; Frances Ceresa—Michigan, USA. He led 499. Michael Walker offered prayer to close the memorial service.

Leaders: Hannah Land 399t; Rebecca Over 530; Benny Ross 421; Sarah Hill 288; Ted Brown 445; Helen Brown 505.

RECESS

Carmel Wood called the class to order by leading 276. Leaders: Judy Whiting 492; Michael Walker 302; Chris Brown 294; Aldo Ceresa 480; Aine Ui Cheallaigh 107; Michael McGuigan 448b; Cath Tyler 531; Sarah West 80t; Phil Tyler 157; Joe Vickers 68b; Hannah Land 440; Helen Brown 300; Aine Ui Cheallaigh 65; Carmel Wood 53; Ted Brown 339; Aldo Ceresa 521.

Chris Brown and Judy Whiting led 323t as the closing song. John Hopkinson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chris Brown; Vice Chairman—Judy Whiting; Secretaries—Rebecca Over and Cath Ingham