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Montreal Singing

Santropol Roulant, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The first all-afternoon Sacred Harp singing, hosted by the Montreal Sacred Harp Singers, was brought to order by Isabelle Gervais Chapman. An introductory singing school for beginners was conducted by Dara Weiss and Isabelle Gervais Chapman. Dara Weiss led 49t, 39 (t? b?), and 155.

RECESS

Masti-Denise Mayrand led 47t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Sunny Doyle 312b; Michele Briand 45t; Ruth Dorfler 448t; Robert Stoddard 300; Ines Luttgen 448b; Trod Richmond 95; Phillipe Doyle 163b; Elizabeth Stoddard 171; Annie-Lou Chester 47b; Jamie Ross 378b; Doron Henkin 179; Hugh Thomas 276. Hugh Thomas offered an opening prayer, after which Masti-Denise Mayrand led 178.

RECESS

Dara Weiss led 376 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Sunny Doyle 146; Hugh Thomas 474; Anna Mays 475; George Dyment 215; Isabelle Gervais Chapman and Elizabeth Stoddard 436; Mastaneh Mayrand 421; Elizabeth Stoddard 162; Michele Briand 455; Doron Henkin 71; Trod Richmond 56b; Sunny Doyle and Philip Doyle 235; Robert Stoddard 480; Annie-Lou Chester 479; Ines Luttgen 74t; Jamie Ross 410t.

RECESS

Isabelle Gervais Chapman led 318 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Sarah Wang 159; Anna Mays 274t.

A prayer for sick and shut-ins was offered by Hugh Thomas, who then led 452. The memorial lesson was read by Hugh Thomas, who then led 339.

Leaders: Robert Stoddard 65; George Dyment 515; Ines Luttgen 319; Doron Henkin 426b; Elizabeth Stoddard 457; Trod Richmond 168; Ruth Dorfler 107; Michele Briand 454; Sunny Doyle 38b; Sarah Wang 143; Masti-Denise Mayrand 569b; Phillipe Doyle 163t; Esther Wade 183.

Isabelle Gervais Chapman led 62 as the closing song. Hugh Thomas offered the closing prayer, after which the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairmen—Dara Weiss and Isabelle Gervais Chapman; Secretary—David Bainbridge