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North Carolina Sacred Harp Singing

Pullen Memorial Baptist Chapel, Raleigh, North Carolina

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The North Carolina All-Day Sacred Harp Singing took place at Pullen Memorial Baptist Chapel, Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday before the first Sunday in March. Derek Lane called the class to order leading 49t. Sally Owens offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected: Chairperson—Lynda Hambourger; Vice Chairperson—Kyle Johnston; Treasurer—Rick Motylinski; Secretary—Kathy Kaiser.

Leaders: Lynda Hambourger 63; John Fedderson 340; Kyle Johnston 99; Rich Hammer 38t; David Wilson 178; Rick Motylinski 155; Tim Hambourger 168; Lisa Brown 503; Les Updike 373; Chris Wolf 29t; Richard Stoddard 132; Claudia Engelhoff 556; Pat Ward 454; Ethan Hardy 296; Carol Selleck 179; Michael Spencer 289; Marlen Ruegg 196; Gene Anderson 480; Erin Newton 36t.


Lynda Hambourger began a Shenandoah Harmony session by leading 48 (ShH). Leaders: John Fedderson 305 (ShH); Kyle Johnston 140 (ShH); Tim Hambourger 254 (ShH); Rick Motylinski 6b (ShH); Les Updike 332 (ShH); Robert Stoddard 22b (ShH); Erin Newton 282 (ShH); Kathy Kaiser 242 (ShH); Ethan Hardy 35 (ShH); Pat Ward 358 (ShH); Michael Spencer 37 (ShH); Chris Wolf 260t (ShH); Claudia Egelhoff 221 (ShH).


Kyle Johnston called the class back to order leading 40. Leaders: Derek Lane 38b; Suzanne Newton 299; Gene Anderson 300; Carol Selleck 496; Lisa Brown 35; David Wilson 49b; Marlen Ruegg 33b; Rich Hammer 77b; Pat Ward 224; Rick Motylinski 277; Erin Newton 477; Eric Conrad 209; Ethan Hardy 73b. Sally Owens offered a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session included selections from both The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, and The Shenandoah Harmony. Leaders: Lynda Hambourger 192; Tim Hambourger 217; Les Updike 448b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Sally Owens to remember the following deceased: Don Ward and Don Rhodes—North Carolina, and Raymond Hamrick—Georgia. Suzanne Newton led 163b.

Kathy Kaiser led 86 for the following sick and shut-ins: Carole Kaiser and Robert Owens.

Leaders: Robert Stoddard 423; Will Begley and Thomas Begley 375; Pamela Minor 84; Kyle Johnston 276; Chris Wolf 274b; Michael Spencer 308; Claudia Egelhoff 569t; Derek Lane 313b; David Wilson 36b.


Lynda Hambourger brought the class back together by leading 163t. Leaders: Carol Selleck 96b (ShH); Matthew Barbee 27 (ShH); Marlen Ruegg 108 (ShH); Gene Anderson and John Cardarelli 441; Erin Newton 573; Lisa Brown 334; Rick Motylinski 347; Eric Conrad 373 (ShH); Ethan Hardy 270; Tim Hambourger 430 (ShH); Suzanne Newton 350; Claudia Egelhoff 264b (ShH); Will Begley and Thomas Begley 31t.


Lynda Hambourger led 300 (ShH) to begin the last session. Leaders: Lydia Llewellen and Carol Selleck 47b; Deborah Brogden 178; Michael Spencer 278t; Ethan Hardy 108b; Robert Stoddard 364b (ShH); Chris Wolf 65t (ShH); Les Updike 296 (ShH); Gene Anderson 146; Mathew Barbee 147b; Suzanne Newton 532; Will Begley and Thomas Begley 66; Eric Conrad 72 (ShH); Claudia Egelhoff 12b (ShH); Lisa Brown 191; Lynda Hambourger 89.

Announcements were made, and reports were given. Sally Owens offered the closing prayer. Lynda Hambourger led 62, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Lynda Hambourger; Vice-Chairperson—Kyle Johnston; Secretary—Kathy Kaiser