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Piccolo Spoleto Singing

Gage Hall, Charleston, South Carolina

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The 7th annual Piccolo Spoleto Singing began with a brief introduction to Sacred Harp given by Robert Kelley, who let 49t as a practice song.

Tom Ivey welcomed the class at 10:00 a.m., leading 101t. Buck Lea offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Michael Walker 31t, 207; Kathy Thom 117, 503; Buck Lea 106, 99; Judy Mincey 315, 468; Gene Pinion 302, 565; Ellen Lea 36b, 47t; Jane Cannon 32t, 32b; Tom Ivey 59; Henry Stack 47b, 535; Rob Dillon 313b, 45t.

RECESS

Michael Walker called the class together by leading 134. Leaders: John Gentry 230, 547; Elizabeth Betz 354b, 25; Ian Quinn 52b, 150; Robin Betz 236; Dave Farmer 209, 186; Judith Parker 287, 178; Kathy Thom 282; Jenny Callison 146; Chandler Thigpen 319; Shannon Primm 564; Thomas Smith 268; John Plunkett 53; Joyce Heath 137; Mike Spencer 433; Agnes Roberts 358; Mike Richards 432.

LUNCH

Tom Ivey called the class back to order leading 56t. Leaders: Andrew Byrd 430; Robert Kelley 77t; Cleve Callison 34b; Sharon Strong 212; Buck Lea 542; Judy Mincey 182; Gene Pinion 217; Jane Cannon 478; John Gentry 229; Ian Quinn 228; Robin Betz 496; Dave Farmer 472; Judith Parker 168; Jenny Callison 35; Chandler Thigpen 439; Shannon Primm 442; Thomas Smith 49b; Elizabeth Betz 225b; Rob Dillon 159; Joyce Heath 30b; Ellen Lea 383.

RECESS

Michael Walker led 204 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Mike Spencer 166; Delaney Bowers 448t; Agnes Roberts 30t; Mike Richards 299; Cleve Callison 198; Robert Kelley 456; John Plunkett 101b; Sharon Strong 218 (in memory of Lucile Gunnels); Tom Ivey 242; Michael Walker 475; Ian Quinn 283; Mike Richards 222; Robin Betz 37t; Jane Cannon 382.

Tom Ivey thanked the arranging committee (John Plunkett and Michael Walker), Piccolo Spoleto Festival staff and volunteers, and all others who helped with this event.

After announcements, Tom Ivey led 347 as a closing song. Buck Lea dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Tom Ivey; Vice Chairman—Michael Walker; Secretary—Ellen Lea