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Rotunda Singing

Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The 19th annual session of the Rotunda Singing was held in the foyer of the Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama. Four songbooks were used: The B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Edition, The Christian Harmony, The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, and The Colored Sacred Harp.

The class sang 453t (CB), and was called to order by Bill Hogan leading 36b, followed by a warm welcome. Joey Brackner of the Alabama State Arts Council and Kevin Nutt of the Department of Archives and History offered words of welcome. Richard Mauldin offered the opening prayer.

The first session of singing was from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Edition. Leaders: Evie Eddins 68t (CB); Nancy Hogan 464 (CB); Tim Cook 563 (CB); Adrian Nall 393 (CB); Ann Riley Gray 571 (CB); Edith Eddins 82 (CB); Jim Carnes 54t (CB); Alice Sundberg 156 (CB); Steve Grauberger 572 (CB); Gary Padgett 532 (CB).

The second session of singing was from the Christian Harmony. Leaders: Tim Cook 490 (CH); Richard Mauldin 23b (CH); Wanda Capps 85 (CH); Tim Taylor 322 (CH); Ann Jett 149 (CH); Sarah Beasley 117 (CH); Mary Amelia Taylor 64 (CH); Katlin Bailey 432b (CH); Evie Eddins 326 (CH); Gary Padgett 349 (CH); Nancy Hogan 362 (CH); Steve Grauberger 303 (CH).

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Bill Hogan; Vice Chairman—Joey Brackner; Arranging—Nancy Hogan; Chaplin—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Evie Eddins.

RECESS

The third session of singing was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. The class was called to order by Bill Hogan leading 411. Leaders: David Ivey 540; Bea Aaron 456; Zilpha Cornett 143; Jack Nelson 47b; Joey Brackner 290 (in honor of Mrs. Christine Keeble); Elam Eddins 384; Karen Ivey 192; Chris Parris 454; Robby Anderson and Wendy Anderson 569b; Jim Aaron 503; Jillian Parris and Evie Eddins 159; Ewan Eddins 448t.

The fourth session of singing was from the Colored Sacred Harp. Leaders: Bill Hogan 4 (CSH); Johnathan Kelso 46 (CSH); Ken Sundberg 12 (CSH); Mary Amelia Taylor 95 (CSH); Richard Mauldin 63 (CSH); Bill Hogan 87 (CSH). Nancy Hogan and Bill Hogan led “Lord, Give Me Just a Little More Time”. The class sang 369, and Richard Mauldin offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The first afternoon session of singing was from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Edition. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 73t (CB); Kevin Eddins 313 (CB); Hubert Nall 84 (CB); Emily Eddins 288 (CB); Dana Eddins 133 (CB); Karen Ivey 511t (CB); Eric Eddins 207b (CB); Ezra Eddins 140 (CB); Elam Eddins 383 (CB); Ken Sundberg 508 (CB); Tim Taylor 87 (CB); David Ivey 398b (CB); Tim Cook 55 (CB); Sarah Beasley 518 (CB); Zilpha Cornett, Phillip Cornett, and Wyatt Cornett 122 (CB); Robby Anderson, Wendy Anderson, and Bill Hogan 283 (CB); Adrian Nall 505 (CB); Nancy Hogan 520 (CB) (by request).

The second session of the afternoon was sung from the Christian Harmony. Leaders: Ann Jett 170 (CH); Johnathan Kelso 22t (CH); Katlin Bailey 30b (CH); Jim Carnes 133 (CH); Richard Mauldin 129 (CH); Bill Hogan 336 (CH); Evie Eddins 214 (CH); Wanda Capps 264 (CH); Tim Cook 516 (CH); Mary Amelia Taylor 258 (CH); Sam Wright 329 (CH).

The third afternoon session was sung from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Jim Aaron 231; Ann Riley Gray and Brian Brantley 178; Joey Brackner 209; Jillian Parris and Bill Hogan 142; Bea Aaron 475; Steve Grauberger 147t; Johnathan Kelso 511; Chris Parris 206; Ewan Eddins 306; Ezra Eddins 117; Richard Mauldin 168; Edith Eddins 37t; Eli Eddins 358 (by request).

Following announcements, Evie Eddins, Nancy Hogan, Joey Brackner, Richard Mauldin, and Bill Hogan led 347 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Bill Hogan; Vice Chairman—Joey Brackner; Secretary—Evie Eddins