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Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Cincinnati, Ohio

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The annual Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing was called to order at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House by Linda Coppock leading 107. Song selections are from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, and the Missouri Harmony. The opening prayer was offered by Claire Outten.

Leaders: Kay Huener 273; Debbie Hall 186; Judy Schuetz 86; Eloise Clark 300; Karen Carrelli 361; Cecilia Kramer 142; Bob French 47b.

Linda Coppock and John Bealle gave a history of the house and the seminary founded by Harriet’s father. They also discussed Lowell Mason, and the evolution of congregational singing in the US.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Linda Coppock; Treasurer—Judy Schuetz; Secretary—Kay Huener.

Leaders: John Bealle 212; Ed Walton 143; Rich Overturf 100; Michael Darby 31t (He mentioned that this song is two hundred years old this year); Wayne Dell 268; Jim Coppock 91; Michael Domino 208; Rene Philips 282; Claire Outten 383.

RECESS

Linda Coppock called the class back together by leading 147t and 135. Leaders: Anne Missavage 49t (in honor of Herb Borcherding); Janine Oakes 107; Laura Lee Earls 178; Mary Brinkman 313b; Michael Heber 276; Charles Carlston 222; Kay Huener 269; Debbie Hall 192; Judy Schuetz 344; Eloise Clark 195; Karen Carrelli 299; Cecilia Kramer 569b; Ed Walton 87; Rich Overturf 312b; Michael Darby 30b. Claire Outten offered prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Linda Coppock called the afternoon session to order by leading 535. Leaders: Sean Doherty 40; Anne Missavage 480; John Bealle 250; Laura Russell 504; Randy Weber (hand out); Marky Aden 144; Ray Rechenberg 29t; Karen Arnett 171; Elizabeth Rechenberg 106; Andrew Palmer 47t; Janine Oakes 384; Mary Brinkman 178; Charles Coulston 551; Laura Lee Earles 277; Wayne Dell 271t; Mike Heber 37b; Shirley McKee 274t; Michael Domino 47 (MH); Bob French 496.

RECESS

Linda Coppock called the class back together by leading 114. Leaders: Kay Huener 38b; Jim Coppock 542; Sean Dougherty 93; Laura Russell 318; Anne Missavage 441; Cecilia Kramer 127 (MH); Fred Haver 184; Carol Medlicott 71.

Following announcements, Charles Carlston lead 136 (MH). Linda Coppock led 347 as the closing song, and dismissed the class with a closing prayer.

Chairperson—Linda Coppock; Treasurer—Judy Schuetz; Secretary—Kay Huener