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Quebec Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Lennoxville, Quebec and Ways Mills, Quebec

July 12-13, 2013

Friday, July 12

The Friday evening session was called to order in Lennoxville, Quebec, by Mary Neville leading 47t. Chuck Neville offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Ines Luttgen 171; Dara Weiss 122; Elizabeth Stoddard 131t; Deborah Marsh 178; Janet Ross Snyder 497; Mary Neville 107; Donna Carlson 496; Philippa Stoddard 309; Howard Katz 99; Cathy Brochet 86; Diana Daly 159; Scott Luscombe 268; Masti-Denise Mayrand 82t; Somen Goodman 569b; Phil Dutton 547; Jackie Hall 217.

RECESS

Chuck Neville brought the class together leading 347. Leaders: Ines Luttgen 340; Howard Katz 30b; Dara Weiss 339; Elizabeth Stoddard 283; Deborah Marsh 155; Janet Ross Snyder 50t; Mary Neville 454; Donna Carlson 36b; Philippa Stoddard 216; Cathy Brochet 163b; Diana Daly 203; Scott Luscombe 209; Masti-Denise Mayrand 335; Isabelle Gervais-Chapman 448b; Bobbie Goodell 503; Somen Goodman 47b; Jackie Hall 528; Phil Dutton 312b.

Saturday, July 13

The all-day session of the Quebec Sacred Harp Singing Convention was called to order in Ways Mills, Quebec, by Chuck Neville leading 31t. He offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Bruce Kokernot 48t; Ines Luttgen 348b; Somen Goodman 147t; Mary Neville 228; Donna Carlson 299; Philippa Stoddard 411; Cathy Brochet 49t; Scott Luscombe 313b; Bobbie Goodell 276; Elizabeth Stoddard 213t; Masti-Denise Mayrand 270; Howard Katz 24b; Deborah Marsh 49b; Elka Schumann 65; Leonard Spencer 250; Isabelle Gervais-Chapman 436; Wendy Gilchrist 569b; Lynnette Combs 497; Bruce Kokernot 84.

RECESS

Chuck Neville called the class back to order leading 503. Leaders: Ezra Halleck 296; Ann Flight 388; Kathryn Brown 178; Ruth Doerfler 53; Michele Brand 457; Leonard Spencer 254; Somen Goodman 168; Sharon Schenkel 40.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Chuck Neville, leading 347 in memory of the deceased and 480 for the sick and shut-ins. Chuck then offered the prayer before lunch, and Philippa Stoddard led 180.

LUNCH

Chuck Neville led 47t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Bruce Kokernot 455; Ezra Halleck 68t; Bobbie Goodell 540; Wendy Gilchrist 300; Ruth Doerfler 448t; Mary Neville 442; Somen Goodman 34t.

RECESS

During recess, the Convention relocated to St. Martin’s Chapel at Bishop’s College School, Lennoxville, Quebec, to participate in the funeral of long-time Quebec singer Cheryl Stroud. At her request, singers raised the roof singing 312b, led by Cheryl’s son, Phil Dutton.

RECESS

After the funeral, the Convention reconvened in the Chapel with Chuck Neville leading 68b. Leaders: Sue Dwelle 268; Scott Luscombe 481; Howard Katz 59; Deborah Marsh 82t; Elka Schumann 143; Lynnette Holmes 42; Dara Weiss 39t; Isabelle Gervais-Chapman 198; Somen Goodman 162; Sharon Schenkel 452; Ezra Halleck 284; Bruce Kokernot 547; Bobbie Goodell 196; Philippa Stoddard 454 (in memory of John Pratt); Elizabeth Stoddard 500; Wendy Gilchrist 56b; Ruth Doerfler 106; Mary Neville 532; Donna Carlson 163b; Philippa Stoddard 285t; Masti-Denise Mayrand 515; Cathy Brochet 523; Ann Flight 335; Leonard Spencer 260; Glenn Patterson 61; Christopher Wesolowski 86.

Announcements were made and reports were given. The dates for next year’s Convention will be July 11 and 12. The closing prayer was offered by Chuck Neville.

Chairman—Chuck Neville; Secretary—Elizabeth Stoddard