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Lincoln’s Birthday Singing

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The 20th annual Lincoln’s Birthday Singing was held on the second Sunday in February from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, in conjunction with the University of Chicago Folk Festival.

Rachel Adelstein called the class to order by leading 84. She then conducted a brief singing school, using 45t to take the class through the notes one part at a time.

Leaders: Judy Hauff 37b; David Barford 196; Herb Schroeder 49t; Ted Mercer 159; Michael Appert 277; Lisa Cohen 148; Rafael Suarez 497; Jim Swanson 328; Nick Pasqual 178; Susan Matthews 34b.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Rachel Adelstein; Secretary—Evelyn Lamb.

RECESS

Susan Geil called the class back together by leading 52t. Leaders: Anne Heider 454; Melissa Marquardt 146; Melanie Hauff 203; Lisa Grayson 269; Michael Mosley 162; Rochelle Lodder 312b; Alexa Silverman 376; Anita Shaperd 95; Ann Sleeva 66; Ginny Landgraf 81t; Evelyn Lamb 496; Bob Sullivan 503; Peggy Mistak 105; Carol Munro Mosley 192; Jim Helke 186.

RECESS

Rachel Adelstein led 566 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Kris Richardson 335; Petrina Patti 217; Lisa Cohen 136 (Norumbega Harmony); Rachel Adelstein 108 (Norumbega Harmony); Susan Matthews 479; Michael Mosley 532; Judy Hauff 142; Jim Swanson 239 (Norumbega Harmony); Alexa Silverman 47b; Evelyn Lamb 99; Bob Sullivan and Peggy Mistak 59; David Barford 542.

Rachel Adelstein led 347, and the class took the parting hand.

Chairperson—Rachel Adelstein; Secretary—Evelyn Lamb