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Old Songs Book Singing

Altamont, New York

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Sacred Harp singing at Old Songs Festival is a way for new singers to experience a traditional book singing in abbreviated format. Many singers in the northeast have first been introduced to Sacred Harp singing at this festival, thanks to Peter Amidon and Eric Bean. A brief introduction to the format and tradition was offered, and new singers were welcomed.

Eric Bean called the class to order leading 34b. Leaders: Brian How 48b; Melody Johnson 479; Mary Skidmore 105; Jim Ulrich 228; Barb Swetman 312t; Gerry Hoffman 492; Candis Bailey 68b; Jean Seiler 142; Ginny Huszagh 300; Laura Densmore 486; Claudia Smigelski 503; Eric Bean 335; Melody Johnson 274t; Candis Bailey 106; Jim Ulrich 474; Jean Seiler 87; Brian How 183; Mary Skidmore 271t; Barb Swetman 114; Claudia Smigelski 569b; Gerry Hoffman 42; Laura Densmore 157; Ginny Huszagh 40; Jim Ulrich 148; Mary Skidmore 72b.

Eric Bean provided information on where to find local singings, and encouraged new singers to use the fasola web site. He then led 62 as the closing song.

Chairman—Eric Bean; Secretary—Ginny Huszagh