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Old Songs Book Singing

Altamont, New York

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Sacred Harp Book singing at the Old Songs Festival allows new singers to experience a traditional book singing, albeit in a shortened form. A brief introduction to format and tradition was offered and new singers were welcomed.

Eric Bean called the class to order leading 34b, and an opening prayer was offered.

Leaders: Laura Densmore 49b; Barbara Swetman 40; Jim Ulrich 168; Melody Johnson 274t; Nina Zanetti 146; Eric Bean 148; Sheldon Campbell 48t; Laura Densmore 347; Barbara Swetman 65; Jim Ulrich 117; Melody Johnson 474; Mel Novner 475; Nina Zanetti 155; Eric Bean 47b; Laura Densmore 370; Barbara Swetman 143; Jim Ulrich 178; Melody Johnson 209; Mel Novner 84; Sheldon Campbell 268; Nina Zanetti 122; Eric Bean 270; Laura Densmore 76b; Barbara Swetman 335.

Singers were offered more information on how to locate local singings and find more information about Sacred Harp singing. A closing prayer was offered.

Chairperson—Eric Bean; Secretary—Ginny Huszagh