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Norwich Singing

St. George’s Church Hall, Norwich, United Kingdom

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The 3rd Norwich All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was held at the Church Hall of St. George’s Roman Catholic Church, Sprowston Road, Norwich. Emma Rock called the class to order by leading 47t, and welcomed everyone. The opening prayer was offered by Magdalena Gryszko.

Leaders: Alan Williams 277; Cath Saunt 101t; Fynn Titford-Mock 37b; Ophir Ilzetzki 124; Claire Shearman 56b; Sophie Sawicka-Sykes 547; Álvaro Witt Duarte 186; Rachel Hall 228; Mason Shefa 350; Magdalena Osthaus 312t; Yotin Tiewtrakul 94; Eva Striebeck 270; Magdalena Gryszko 475; Sinéad Hanrahan 217; Heather Thompson 31t; Kevin Kennedy 411; Sarah Hill 568.


Eimear O’Donovan called the class back together leading 30b. Leaders: Joe Jones 73b; Leah Hearne 455; Sarah West 432; Sam Cole 500; Declan Synnott 187; Leilai Immel 100; Calum Woods 493.

Clive Foden spoke for the following sick and housebound: Axel Dahlgrün and Kathy House.

Ophir Ilzetzki conducted the memorial lesson and reflected on some of the lyrics in the Sacred Harp that can help us with the difficult questions we ask ourselves when we lose a loved one. He led 77t in memory of the following deceased: Steve Arch, Don Bishop, and Jean Bell—Lewes; James Burgess and David Petrie—Scotland; Helen Guy—Huddersfield, Yorkshire; Douglas Hall—Warwick; Vita Ilzetzki—Haifa, Israel; Grant McLean—Farnham, Surrey; Diane Mennella—New York, USA.

Leaders: Kate Kirwan 390; Guy Hayes 313t; Michael Walker 506; Amanda Parkes 546; Duane Nasis 548; Matthew Parkinson 213t; Jen Codrington 480; Teresa Maguire and Ella Cumber 445; Charlie Williams 117; Rachel Jordan 200; Colin Higgins 203; Erin Johnson-Hill 556. Álvaro Witt Duarte offered the grace before the midday meal.


Nick Hall called the class back to order leading 569b. Leaders: Beth Atkinson 335; Joe Vickers 314; Nic Zuppardi and Di Chittock 209; Alison Brown 384; Tom Macarte 542; Steve Fletcher 269; Vicki Elliott 564; Barry Parsons 326; Susannah Gill 383; Carmel Wood 198; Edmund Richardson 193; Megan Shank and Tom Macarte 354t; Ella Cumber 296; Willy Bailey 503; Eimear O’Donovan and Chris Saywell 299; Julie Russell 339; Álvaro Witt Duarte 232; Magdalena Osthaus 410b; Rachel Hall 444; Amanda Parkes 215; Magdalena Gryszko 183.


Sinéad Hanrahan led 30t to bring the class back together. Leaders: Declan Synnott 430; Yotin Tiewtrakul 280; Erin Johnson-Hill and Ann Chesterton 111b; Heather Thompson 146; Mason Shefa 106; Duane Nasis and Ella Cumber 220; Barry Parsons 417; Kate Kirwan 133; Calum Woods and Michael Walker 343; Eva Striebeck 272; Sarah Hill and Guy Hayes 318; Charlie Williams 300; Nick Hall and Rachel Jordan 273; Jen Codrington 474; Steve Fletcher 148; Leah Hearne 344; Tom Macarte 102; Matthew Parkinson 153; Joe Jones and Susannah Gill 460; singers from Sheffield 306; Clive Foden, Emma Rock, and Harvey Foden 362.

Emma Rock extended thanks to all those who had helped during the day. The secretary reported that 81 people had registered and 49 leaders had led 84 songs. Announcements were made.

Emma Rock led 82t as the closing song. Yotin Tiewtrakul offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairwoman—Emma Rock; Secretaries—Fynn Titford-Mock and Dianne Chittock