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D. H. Mansfield American Vocalist Singing

Morey Hill Cemetery, Hope, Maine, and
the Old Town-House, Union, Maine

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Aldo Ceresa welcomed singers to the 5th 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. He brought the class to order by leading 63 (AV). Corrone Bryant offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed or elected to serve: Chairman—Aldo Ceresa; Treasurer—Robert Stoddard; Arranging Officer—Terry Ryan; Secretary—Peter Golden.

Leaders: Aldo Ceresa 16 (AV); Pleasance Crawford 88t (AV); Joanne Fuller 45b (AV); Chris Noren 42 (AV); Scott Luscombe 72 (AV); Elizabeth Stoddard 12 (AV); Mary Skidmore 33 (AV); Willis McCumber 7t (AV); Carly Goss 52t (AV); Chris Holley 53 (AV); Pat Callahan 40 (AV); Sumner Roberts 38 (AV); Gwen Gethner 71 (AV); John Travers 523; Angharad Davis 44 (AV); Leonard Spencer 34 (AV); Liz Cantrell 67 (AV); Clinton Davis 23 (AV); Cory Noel 101t (AV); Kris Paprocki 32 (AV); James Page 89 (AV); Ally Talbot 11 (AV); Robert Dove 98 (AV); Chris McKnight 70t (AV). Joanne Fuller offered the blessing for the noontime meal.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Ben Bath leading 26t (AV). Aldo Ceresa then led “Aithlone” (485-JWB). Leaders: Barbara Smith 38b; Gideon Dresdner 68 (AV); Megan Smith 300; Robert Stoddard 13 (AV); Terry Ryan 6 (AV); Ben Bath 3 (AV); Pleasance Crawford 86 (AV); Clinton Davis 78 (AV); Carly Goss 4 (AV); James Page 9 (AV); Corrone Bryant 524; Joanne Fuller 46 (AV); Robert Stoddard 313t; Scott Luscombe 87b (AV); Sumner Roberts 76 (AV); Mary Skidmore 84 (AV); Chris McKnight 75b (AV); Pat Callahan 22 (AV); Kris Paprocki 76b (AV); Gideon Dresdner 52b (AV); Chris Noren 91 (AV); Ally Talbot 80b (AV).

RECESS

Peter Golden called the class to order by leading 8 (AV). Leaders: Willis McCumber 19 (AV); Angharad Davis 64 (AV); Leonard Spencer 99 (AV); James Page 10 (AV); Corey Noel 34 (AV); Barbara Smith 504; Clinton Davis 97t (AV); Carly Goss 61b (AV); Sumner Roberts 58t (AV); Joanne Fuller 58b (AV); Chris McKnight 81t (AV); Kris Paprocki 57t (AV); Bobbie Goodell 174; Terry Ryan 80t (AV).

Aldo Ceresa thanked all who attended, and called for reports. The Treasurer announced that expenses had been met. The secretary reported that thirty-two leaders from eleven states and one Canadian province led sixty-seven songs.

Aldo Ceresa led 42 (AV) as the closing song. Joanne Fuller offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Aldo Ceresa; Secretary—Peter Golden