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Houston Sacred Harp Singing

Heights Church of Christ, Houston, Texas

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The 9th annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Heights Church of Christ, 1548 Heights Blvd, Houston, Texas, on Saturday before the first Sunday in December. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Crystal Meadows leading 99. The opening prayer was offered by Wade Price.

The class was organized and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Barbara Smith; Secretary—Joy Spreadborough. Song selections were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Revision and the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision.

Leaders: Barbara Smith 142, 84; Mary Price 63 (CB), 59 (CB); Laura Pedersen 45t, 159; Ben Copenhaver 501, 183; Suzan Bernucho 505 (CB), 507b (CB); Ron Bernucho 463 (CB), 268t (CB); Joy Spreadborough 154, 354b.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Emma Smith leading 160t and 162. Leaders: Lindsay Wait 163b, 178; Crystal Meadows 276, 300 (CB); Wade Price 40 (CB), 299 (CB); Barbara Smith 504, 122; Megan Smith 196, 133; Mel Rosenbaum 535, 565; Mary Price 478 (CB), 192 (CB); Ben Copenhaver 291 (CB), 412 (CB). Dr. Lynn Mitchell, pastor of Heights Church of Christ, asked the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Barbara Smith brought the class to order. Leaders: Megan Smith 86; Ron Bernucho 47b (CB), 492 (CB); Suzan Bernucho 471 (CB), 572 (CB); Lindsay Wait 559 (CB), 146 (CB); Crystal Meadows 186 (CB), 36b (CB); Wade Price 127 (CB), 189 (CB); Barbara Smith 503, 379; Megan Smith 106, 107; Mel Rosenbaum 566, 268; Ben Copenhaver 479 (CB), 315 (CB).

RECESS

The singing resumed with Mary Price leading 155 (CB) and 358 (CB). Leaders: Ron Bernucho 242 (CB), 367 (CB); Suzan Bernucho 484 (CB), 488b (CB); Lindsay Wait 198, 68b; Crystal Meadows 29b (CB), 273; Barbara Smith 479, 168; Megan Smith 481, 49b; Wade Price 84 (CB), 497 (CB).

Crystal Meadows led 107 (CB) (for Mel Rosenbaum) as the closing song.

After gracious thanks to those who prepared and served for the singing and announcements having been made, Ron Bernucho offered the closing prayer. The class was dismissed.

Chairman—Barbara Smith; Secretary—Joy Spreadborough