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Pikes Peak Sacred Harp Singing

Chapel of Our Saviour, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The 9th annual Pikes Peak Sacred Harp Singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Keeley Sandoval leading 32t. This was followed by the opening prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Keeley Sandoval; Secretary—Pete Mathewson; Treasurer—Susie Mathewson. A business meeting to elect officers for the tenth annual singing to be held on the Saturday before the 4th Sunday in April, 2015, was deferred.

Song selections were from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition and the B. F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision. Leaders: Susie Mathewson 145t; Mia Alvarado 587 (CB); Kathryn Eastburn 45t; Erik Mason 155; Mary Lou VanLaanen 49t; Anita Landess 389; Pete Mathewson 369; Barry Johnston 335; Mo Morrow 408; Corrie VanDuzer 280; Catie VanDuzer 510; Judy VanDuzer 53; Sharon Kermiet 489.


A memorial lesson was led by Pete Mathewson for the sick and shut-ins and the deceased. The singing resumed with Keeley Sandoval leading 147t. Leaders: Paul Lindholm 47t; Mia Alvarado 271t (CB); Kathryn Eastburn 268; Erik Mason 95b (CB); Mary Lou VanLaanen 54t (CB); Anita Landess 330t; Pete Mathewson 515 (CB); Barry Johnston 86; Mo Morrow 168; Corrie VanDuzer 575 (CB); Catie VanDuzer 210 (CB); Judy VanDuzer 361; Sharon Kermiet 528t (CB); Jan McCulloch 47b; Paul Lindholm 460; Mia Alvarado 178; Kathryn Eastburn 393 (CB); Erik Mason 96 (CB); Mary Lou VanLaanen and Keegan Cauley 159 (CB). The class sang “The Doxology” and “Be Present at Our Table, Lord” as a dinner grace.


The afternoon session began with Mia Alvarado leading 452. Leaders: Pete Mathewson 44; Barry Johnston 569b; Mo Morrow 267; Corrie VanDuzer 269; Catie VanDuzer 203; Judy VanDuzer 391; Keeley Sandoval 117; Sharon Kermiet 428; Anita Landess 379; Paul Lindholm 419; Kathryn Eastburn 128; Erik Mason 38b; Mary Lou VanLaanen 99; Pete Mathewson 553 (CB); Barry Johnston 347; Corrie VanDuzer 362; Catie VanDuzer 538; Judy VanDuzer 192; Sharon Kermiet 217; Anita Landess 559 (CB); Mia Alvarado 163b; Mo Morrow 106; Paul Lindholm 555 (CB); Corrie VanDuzer 432.

Pete Mathewson offered the closing prayer. He led 488 (The Good Old Songs) as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Keeley Sandoval; Secretary—Pete Mathewson