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D.H. Mansfield American Vocalist Singing

Morey Hill Cemetery, Hope, Maine,
and the Olde Townhouse, Union, Maine

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Aldo Ceresa welcomed singers to the 4th annual singing from D.H. Mansfield’s The American Vocalist. Songs appearing in both The American Vocalist and The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, were sung from The Sacred Harp.

Aldo Ceresa opened the graveside singing by leading 47 (AV). He then presented a brief introduction to The American Vocalist, including readings from Mansfield’s own writings. Leaders: Aldo Ceresa 83t (AV), 31b (AV), 16 (AV), 101t (AV); Joanne Fuller 45b (AV); Aldo Ceresa 102b (AV).

RECESS

During recess, the class relocated to the Olde Townhouse in Union, Maine, where they were joined by additional singers. Aldo Ceresa brought the class back to order by leading 63 (AV). The opening prayer was offered by Corrone Bryant. Aldo Ceresa provided additional remarks regarding The American Vocalist.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Aldo Ceresa; Secretary—Elizabeth Stoddard; Arranging Officer—Terry Ryan; Chaplains—Corronne Bryant and Joanne Fuller.

Leaders: John Travers 183; Dick Patterson 300; Pat Callahan 26b (AV); Andal Sundaramurthy 44 (AV); Barb Patterson 151; Emma Rose Brown 15 (AV); Scott Luscombe 22 (AV); Ezra Halleck 38b (AV); Carly Goss 52t (AV); Ben Bath 26t (AV); Troad 180; Pleasance Crawford 14t (AV); Robert Dove 46 (AV); Elizabeth Stoddard 58b (AV); Mary Skidmore 59 (AV); Willis McCumber 23t (AV); Sumner Roberts 70t (AV).

RECESS

Ben Bath led 3 (AV) to call the class back together. Leaders: Bobbie Goodell 473; Corrone Bryant 7t (AV); Gwen Gethner 45b (AV); Kris Paprocki 32 (AV); Chris McNight 90b (AV); Joanne Fuller 40; Liz Cantrell 11b (AV); Leonard Spencer 34 (AV); Robert Stoddard 42 (AV); Aldo Ceresa 16 (AV); Chris Holley 53 (AV); Terry Ryan 8 (AV); Scott Luscombe 90 (AV); John Travers 155; Ben Bath 91 (AV); Mary Skidmore 27 (AV); Sumner Roberts 70b (AV).

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Robert Stoddard leading 71 (AV). Leaders: Willis McCumber 19 (AV); Andal Sundaramurthy 24b; Emma Rose Brown 81t (AV); Joanne Fuller 33t (AV); Chris McNight 12 (AV); Pleasance Crawford 84 (AV); Kris Paprocki 57t (AV); Gwen Gethner 65 (AV); Ezra Halleck 210; Corrone Bryant 102b (AV); Liz Cantrell 79b (AV); Carly Goss 74 (AV); Elizabeth Stoddard 57b (AV); Leonard Spencer 68 (AV); Bobbie Goodell 174; Terry Ryan 2t (AV); Aldo Ceresa 101t (AV); Chris Holley 78b (AV).

RECESS

Kathe Pilibosian and Chris Holley called the class back to order by leading 142. Leaders: Carly Goss 86 (AV); Ben Bath 82 (AV); Emma Rose Brown and Willis McCumber 98t (AV); Sumner Roberts 76t (AV); Mary Skidmore and Joanne Fuller 87b (AV); Kris Paprocki 76b (AV); Scott Luscombe and Ezra Halleck 78t (AV); Gwen Gethner and Aldo Ceresa 13 (AV); Andal Sundaramurthy 77t (AV); Corronne Bryant, Barbara Belknap, Clara Fagan, and Barb Ames 67 (AV); Leonard Spencer 89 (AV); Elizabeth Stoddard and Robert Stoddard 80b (AV); Bobbie Goodell 17b (AV); Terry Ryan 6 (AV).

Aldo Ceresa thanked all who had attended, and called for reports. The Treasurer announced that expenses had been met. The Secretary reported that 29 leaders from 10 States and 2 Canadian Provinces led 71 songs.

Also Ceresa led 48 (AV) as the closing song. Corronne Bryant offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Aldo Ceresa; Secretary—Elizabeth Stoddard