Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

Find in all years, or only checked years:

Or, view 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 or all years.

Song use statistics are also available.

Nan Herring Singing

Nan Herring Pavilion, Greenville, South Carolina

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The 17th annual Sacred Harp singing at Furman University was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in May. The first session of singing included song selections from the Christian Harmony. Frances Carnell led 323 (CH) and 128t (CH). Leon Carnell offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Dave Farmer 267 (CH); Dorothy Lane 215 (CH); Robert Kelley 124 (CH); Gib Rogers 62b (CH); Chris Wilhelm 497t (CH); Leon Carnell 165 (CH); Billy Hollingsworth 491 (CH); John Hollingsworth 90 (CH); Frances Carnell 9 (CH); Dave Farmer 134 (CH); Dorothy Lane 327 (CH); Robert Kelley 7 (CH); Gib Rogers 249 (CH).

In a business meeting the class re-elected the following officers: Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Dave Farmer; Secretaries—Chris Wilhelm and Mary Baumeister.


The second session of singing included selections from The Sacred Harp. Leaders: Frances Carnell 384; Chris Wilhelm 285t; David Smead 476; Lisa Bennett 34t; Billy Hollingsworth 235; John Hollingsworth 230; Leon Carnell 63; Michael Spencer 205; Frances Carnell 572; Dave Farmer 163b; Dorothy Lane 569b; Robert Kelley 148; Gib Rogers 30t; Chris Wilhelm 564; David Smead 268; Lisa Bennett 340. Leon Carnell returned thanks before the noon meal.


Dave Farmer brought the class back together by leading 55t (CH). Leaders: Steve Walker 167t (CH); Billy Hollingsworth 230b (CH); John Hollingsworth 51 (CH); Leon Carnell 143 (CH); Frances Carnell 192; Dave Farmer 168; Dorothy Lane 171 (CH); Robert Kelley 383; Gib Rogers 82t; Chris Wilhelm 320 (in memory of Sharon Kellam); Steve Walker 46t (CH); David Smead 215; Lisa Bennett 481; Billy Hollingsworth 236.


Leaders: Frances Carnell 370; Philip Reed 81t; John Hollingsworth 461; Leon Carnell 214 (CH); Frances Carnell 355; Dave Farmer 209; Dorothy Lane 245 (CH); Robert Kelley 515 (CH); Gib Rogers 343 (CH); Chris Wilhelm 14 (CH); Steve Walker 486t (CH); David Smead 65; Lisa Bennett 181; Michael Spencer 493b (CH); Philip Reed 69t.

Frances Carnell led 347 as the closing song. Leon Carnell dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Dave Farmer; Secretary—Chris Wilhelm