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Hyde Park Singing

Augustana Lutheran Church, Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The 16th annual University of Chicago/Hyde Park All-Day Singing was brought to order at 9:30 a.m. by Jim Swanson leading 52t. Carol Ann Munro offered the opening prayer. This singing uses the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, and the Missouri Harmony (MH).

Leaders: Jim Helke 13 (MH); Will Fitzgerald 37 (MH); Anne Heider 350; Pleasance Crawford 176 (MH); David Barford 56b; Ann Miczulski 171; Debbie Barford 178; Chuck Crawford 324; Anna Pfau 99; John Seaton 62 (MH); Susan Geil 31t; Terry Cunningham 198; Julie Thompson 163b.


Eileen Ferguson brought the class back together by leading 84. Leaders: Anne Heider 501; Debbie Barford 149; James Page 34 (MH); Michael Mosley 60 (MH); Melanie Hauff 68 (MH); Nick Pasqual 72b; Carol Ann Munro 455; Ted Mercer 547; Jeff Breting 163t; Judy Hauff 411; Ginny Landgraf 148 (MH).


Mary Rogel led 49t to bring the class back together. Since there was a large group of students in attendance from the Illinois Institute of Technology, who had probably never sung Sacred Harp before, Judy Hauff gave a brief explanation of the shapes and an overview of the history of Sacred Harp singing. Leaders: Jim Swanson 139 (MH); Jim Helke 145 (MH); Will Fitzgerald 142 (MH); Pleasance Crawford 137 (MH); David Barford 344; Ann Miczulski 474; Chuck Crawford 480; Anna Pfau 500; John Seaton 47t; Susan Geil and Melanie Jansen 177 (MH); Terry Cunningham 192; Julie Thompson 63; Eileen Ferguson 110; Nate Zweig 16 (MH). Ginny Landgraf offered the blessing before the noon meal.


Jim Swanson brought the class to order by leading 111b. Leaders: Karen Swenson 51 (MH); Michael Appert 448t; Ann Sleeva 565; Randy Neufeld 151 (MH); James Page 45 (MH); Michael Mosley 33b; Melanie Hauff 216; Nick Pasqual 479; Carol Ann Munro 550; Ted Mercer and Brandon Winner 80 (MH); Jeff Breting 146; Judy Hauff, Taylor Lilly, and Ian Goller 180 (MH); Nate Zweig 39 (MH); Jim Helke and Anna Pfau 318; Rochelle Lodder 167 (MH); Karen Swenson 89 (MH); Michael Appert 138 (MH); Ann Sleeva 496; Randy Neufeld 29t; Rochelle Lodder 313t; Pleasance Crawford 154 (MH); Ann Miczulski 441; Terry Cunningham 85; Chuck Crawford 300.


Ginny Landgraf brought the class back together by leading 102. Leaders: Nate Zweig 63 (MH); Karen Swenson 75 (MH); James Page 98 (MH); Jim Helke 46 (MH); Judy Hauff 71 (MH); Ted Mercer 41 (MH); David Barford 276; Carol Ann Munro 556; Susan Geil and Melanie Jansen 81t; Michael Mosley 352; Michael Appert 475; Ann Sleeva 66; Randy Neufeld 47b.

Announcements were made. The Finance committee reported that expenses had been met. The Secretary reported that eighty songs were led by thirty-five leaders from five states and one Canadian province.

Jim Helke led 347 as the closing song, while those who wished took the parting hand. Ginny Landgraf offered the closing prayer.

Secretary—Ginny Landgraf