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Capitol City Shape Note Singing

Loeb Reception Center, Montgomery, Alabama

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The 27th session of the Capitol City Shape Note Singing was called to order by Bill Hogan leading 101t. Joey Brackner, Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, welcomed everyone to the singing. Bill Hogan led 36b. The morning prayer was offered by Tommie Spurlock.

The following officers were appointed or requested to serve: Chairman—Bill Hogan; Secretary—Amber Davis; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless, Stanley Smith, and Billy Thompson.

The class sang from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Edition. Leaders: Stanley Smith 55; Tommie Spurlock 183; Wynette Smith 146; Victoria Aplin 76b; Kennon Smith 189; Bill Aplin and Young Boozer 584; Nancy Hogan 393b.

The class sang from the Christian Harmony, 2010 Revision. Leaders: Billy Thompson 355; Tim Taylor 184; Nancy Hogan 149; Mary Amelia Taylor 214; Ann Renfroe 133.

RECESS

The class sang from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Ercyl Vidrine 358; Ann Webb 454; Jim Aaron 503; Linda Thomas 131b; Bea Aaron 475; Judy Chambless 517; Wendy Futral 300; Sarah Beasley 340; Robert Chambless 303; Jessca Weller 334.

The class sang from the Colored Sacred Harp. Leaders: Judy Chambless 6; Steve Grauberger 95; Sam Smith 3; Bill Hogan and Nancy Hogan “Lord, Give Me Just a Little More Time”; Stanley Smith 87.

LUNCH

The class sang from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Edition. Leaders: Ermon Richmond and Bill Hogan 406; Amber Davis 511b; Victoria Aplin 421; Liz Duffy and Tim Taylor 505; Wynette Smith 49b; Joey Brackner 361; Gary Padgett 346; Linda Thomas 507b; Douglas Conn 511t; Steve Grauberger 399 (t? b?); Kennon Smith, Ann Hataway, and Summer Upchurch 239 (?).

The class sang from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Ann Webb 142; Wendy Futral 98; Pearl Guier 32t; Amber Davis 192; Bea Aaron 341; Robert Chambless 66; Jonathan Blakeley 31t; Jim Aaron 47b; Seth Holloway 236.

The class sang from the Christian Harmony, 2010 Revision. Leaders: Billy Thompson 178; Stanley Smith 54, 51; Tim Taylor 189; Mary Amelia Taylor 336t; Gary Padgett 349; Jessca Weller 359; Judy Chambless 109; Sarah Beasley 85.

Announcements were made. Joey Brackner and Bill Hogan led 76b as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Mary Amelia Taylor, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Bill Hogan; Secretary—Amber Davis