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Lincoln’s Birthday Singing

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The 24th annual Lincoln’s Birthday singing was held the second Saturday in February at Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, in conjunction with the University of Chicago Folk Festival. Ginny Landgraf called the class to order at 3:00 p.m. leading 34b. Leaders: Carol Ann Munro 32t; Jim Swanson 106; Ted Mercer 27.

Lisa Grayson was introduced, and taught a brief singing school, leading 278b. After that, there was a more traditional singing, periodically punctuated by explanations of what was going on by experienced singers.

Leaders: Eileen Ferguson 36b; Susan Geil 178; Susie Kaufman 277; Susan Matthews 448b; Julia Garfield 222; Lisa Grayson 448t; Ann Sleeva and Karen DNC 479; Randy Neufeld 504; Ginny Landgraf 73t; Caitlin Julien 84.


Carol Ann Munro brought the class back together leading 87. Lisa Grayson gave another lesson.

Leaders: Linda Selph 475; Judy Hauff 159; Jerry Gripshover 49t; Judy Hauff and Asa Kaplan 45t; Michael Appert 86; Jim Swanson and Benjamin McKenna 384; Anita Shaperd 102; Ted Mercer 209; Eileen Ferguson 112; Susan Geil 344; Susie Kaufman 117; Susan Matthews 52t; Lisa Grayson 436; Randy Neufeld 38b.


Ginny Landgraf brought the class back to order leading 39t. Leaders: Caitlin Julien 148; Linda Selph 430; Judy Hauff 155; Jerry Gripshover 268; Sally Youngquist, Rick Martin, and Ginny Landgraf 528; Ann Sleeva 223; Daniel Braithwaite 46; Michael Appert 478; Jim Swanson 564; Ted Mercer 40; Orwin Youngquist 38t; Eileen Ferguson 171; Susan Geil 474; Susie Kaufman 273.

Announcements were made. Jim Swanson led 347 as the class took the parting hand.

Chairman—Jim Swanson; Secretaries—Eileen Ferguson and Lisa Cohen