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Old Songs Book Singing

Altamont, New York

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Sacred Harp singing at Old Songs Festival in Altamont, New York, is intended as a way for new singers to experience a book singing in an abbreviated form. Many singers in the northeast have been introduced to Sacred Harp singing here. A brief introduction to the format and tradition was offered, and new singers were welcomed.

Ginny Huszagh called the class to order leading 34b. The opening prayer was offered by Mary Skidmore.

Leaders: Laura Densmore 313t; Brian How 313b; Patricia Geritz 503; Jean Seiler 217; Chris Haller 183; Mary Skidmore 146; Kate Richardson 384; Gerry Hoffman 274t; Melody Johnson 475; Doug Kurtz 191; Katie Riemers 31t; Barb Swetman 567; Jim Ulrich 40; Cheyenne DeMulder 167; Ginny Huszagh 276; Laura Densmore 549; Brian How 84; Patricia Geritz 479; Jean Seiler 472; Chris Haller 56b; Mary Skidmore 277; Kate Richardson 157.

Singers were given information on where to find local singings and encouraged to use the fasola web site. Ginny Huszagh led 62 as the closing song.

Secretary—Ginny Huszagh