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Nan Herring (Furman) Singing

Nan Herring Pavilion, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The 15th annual singing at Furman University was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in May. Song selections were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, and The Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition.

The first session was from The Christian Harmony. Robert Kelley led 27t, and welcomed the singers. John Hollingsworth offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Mary Baumeister 67t; Chris Wilhelm 281b (?); John Hollingsworth 58t; Bill Hollingsworth 157; Judy Mincey 51; Leslie Booher 188; Robert Kelley 172; Mary Baumeister 455b; Chris Wilhelm 419t; Danny Arms 214; John Hollingsworth 81t; Bill Hollingsworth 546t; Judy Mincey 546b; Leslie Booher 545.

In a brief business meeting officers were elected for next year as follows: Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Dave Farmer; Secretary—Mary Baumeister/Chris Wilhelm; Chaplain—John Plunkett.


The second session was from The Sacred Harp. Robert Kelley brought the class to order by leading 500. For the South Carolina Hall of Fame documentary of William Walker, Robert Kelley led the singers through the scale, and then led 159. Mary Baumeister led 45t. Leaders: Chris Wilhelm 313t; John Hollingsworth 64; Bill Hollingsworth 155; Judy Mincey 50b; Leslie Booher 448t; Danny Arms 352; Dave Farmer 107; David Libbey 503; Robert Kelley 471; Mary Baumeister 501; Chris Wilhelm 180. John Hollingsworth offered the blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon sessions were both leader’s choice. Robert Kelley brought the class together by leading 191. Leaders: John Hollingsworth 418; Bill Hollingsworth 186; Judy Mincey 16 (CH); Leslie Booher 55b (CH); Danny Arms 314; Dave Farmer 107 (CH); David Libbey 67b (CH); Robert Kelley 236t (CH); Mary Baumeister 66t (CH); Chris Wilhelm 430; John Hollingsworth 93 (CH); Bill Hollingsworth 459t (CH); Judy Mincey 50 (CH); Leslie Booher 419b (CH).


Leaders: Danny Arms 180 (CH); Dave Farmer 165 (CH); David Libbey 432b (CH); Robert Kelley 179; Mary Baumeister 396t (CH); Chris Wilhelm 317 (CH); Bill Hollingsworth 421b (CH); Judy Mincey 258 (CH); Leslie Booher 294 (CH); Danny Arms 112; Dave Farmer 288; David Libbey 504; Robert Kelley 368.

Robert Kelley led 382 as the closing song. John Hollingsworth offered the closing prayer.

Acting Chairman—Robert Kelley; Secretary—Mary Baumeister