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Victoria Sacred Harp Singing

Brunswick Uniting Church Hall, Melbourne, Australia

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Victoria’s 2nd All-Day Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in August at Brunswick Uniting Church Hall, Melbourne, Australia. Natalie Sims welcomed everyone, and led a brief singing school. Sister Therese Power offered an opening prayer.

Leaders: Shawn Whelan 45t; Therese Power 117; Morag Logan 63; Daniel Whelan 38b; Melanie Albrecht 107; Natalie Sims 455; Morag Logan 178; Daniel Whelan 313t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairpersons—Natalie Sims and Shawn Whelan; Treasurer—Christine Durbridge; Secretary—Peter Rayner; Chaplain—Sister Therese Power.


Eimear Cradock called the class back to order leading 284. Leaders: Therese Power 159; Shawn Whelan 335; Sherrill McKinnon 350; Peter Rayner 388; Melanie Albrecht 106; Myfanwy Godfrey 203; Shawn Whelan 31t; Natalie Sims 35; Shawn Whelan 209; Morag Logan 344; Daniel Whelan 269. Sister Therese Power then offered the prayer for lunch.


The singing recommenced after lunch with Eimear Cradock leading 142. Leaders: Bill Thomson 457; Therese Power 146; Conor O’Hanlon 163b; Shawn Whelan 34t; Sherrill McKinnon 162; Peter Rayner 62; Melanie Albrecht 277; Myfanwy Godfrey 48b; Natalie Sims 383.

Rev. Dr. Morag Logan conducted the memorial lesson by leading 72b after reading the following memorial list: Fiona Reddaway, John McIntyre, Paul McGlade, Michael Symons, Uncle Albert Mullett of Gippsland, Dianne Thomassed-Hadden, Amanda Williams-Herbert, Jeff Sheppard, and Shelbie Sheppard. Sick and absent friends included Muriel Moulton, Mrs. Cid de Feb, Jane Hand, and Pat Eatock.


Daniel Whelan called the class back to order leading 540. Leaders: Eimear Cradock 76b; Bill Thomson 299; Therese Power 82t; Eimear Cradock 82b; Shawn Whelan 532; Sherrill McKinnon 276; Peter Rayner 297.

Announcements were made. Shawn Whelan thanked all those who helped make the day possible. A total of 19 singers from 3 states attended, with 12 leaders and 40 songs.

Daniel Whelan and Eimear Cradock led 340 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Sister Therese Power.

Chairpersons—Natalie Sims and Shawn Whelan; Secretary—Peter Rayner