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Minnesota Midwinter Sacred Harp Singing
(Cooper Book)

St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, St. Paul, Minnesota

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The 13th session of the Minnesota Midwinter Sacred Harp Singing was held at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, St. Paul, Minnesota. The class was called to order by co-chairmen Steve Luttinen and Will Gilman leading 210. Steve Schmidgall offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Paul Wyatt 314; Val Stoehr 484; Noelle Copeland 485; Jeff Bell 567; Pop Wagner 47b; Myles Alexander 53; Stacey Berkheimer 432; Michael Moore 442b; Andrew Hill 277; Kit Canright 218; Angie Payne 368t; Doron Henkin 386; Midge Olsen 478; Claudia Egelhoff 50t; Martha Henderson 355.


Cathy Lutz called the class back together by leading 29t. Leaders: Kim Bahmer 571; Martha Beverly 522; Becca Gibson 38b; Melissa Kelley 380t; Guy Bankes 494; Eleanor Haase 575; Roberta Strauss 300; Leslie Williamson White 52t; Gordon Olsen 31t; Laura Densmore 482; Carol Buche 122; Paul Landskroener 155; Jim Goetz 128; Denise Kania 140; Kathy Lee 392; Doug Donley 424.


Nathan Berry led 82 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Bill Beverly 304; Colette Miller and Francis Gurtz 543; Christine Stevens 441; Erin Kelly 486; Karen Edwards and Dan Edwards 99; Jeanette Nelson 199; Steve Luttinen and Will Gilman 77t. Doron Henkin offered prayer for the noon meal.


Steven Levine brought the class to order leading 55. Leaders: Karen Swenson, Patsy Bellman, and Becca Bellman 391; Jenny Willard 572; Kevin Bullock 505; Anna Pfau 511t; Steven Schmidgall 96; Cathy Lutz and six St. Thomas students 98; Darlene Dalton and Elouise Jerome 488b; Becky Browne 200; David Lee 273; Steve Copeland 427; Charlie Obert 216; J.R. Hardman 573; Matt Wells and three Concordia students 163t; Will Gilman 133; Alexa Copeland 138t; Paul Wyatt 39.


Steven Levine led 559 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Roberta Strauss 414; Val Eng 383; Kevin Bullock 319; Anne Drexler 146; Steve Luttinen and Paul Kyllonen 500; Kathy Lee 374; Nathan Berry 502; Martha Beverly and Bill Beverly 422t; Jeanette Nelson 129; Steven Schmidgall 340; Guy Bankes 410; David Lee 274t; Darlene Dalton 463; Doron Henkin 239; Charles Wells 38t; Laura Densmore and David Lee 527.

Announcements were made. The Treasurer’s report indicated that expenses were met. The Secretaries reported that 71 tunes were led by 94 leaders from twelve states. The chairmen thanked people who had worked to make the singing a success, and those who traveled to be here.

Steve Luttinen and Will Gilman led 283t as the closing song, while those who wished took the parting hand. Steve Schmidgall offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairmen—Steve Luttinen and Will Gilman; Secretaries—Karen Swenson and Stacey Berkheimer