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Leeds Sacred Harp Singing Day

South Parade Baptist Church,
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The 4th session of the Leeds Sacred Harp Singing Day was held at South Parade Baptist Church, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. John Copperwheat began the day by leading 45t. John Copperwheat welcomed the class, and Arja Copperwheat offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Tom Greig 29t, 49t; Geoff Grainger 503, 49b; Clare Welford 28b, 146; Colin Monson 350, 277; Joel Wallenberg 287, 74b; Lin James 335, 82t; Mark Wardlaw 569b, 341; Tom Greig 48t, 274t; Bob Butler 73b, 31t; John Copperwheat 47t, 47b.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Copperwheat; Secretaries—Susan Carr and Thomas Greig; Arranging Officer—Arja Copperwheat.

RECESS

Geoff Grainger called the class to order by leading 89. Leaders: Geoff Grainger 40; Clare Welford 142, 501; Colin Monson 210, 108b; Joel Wallenberg 56b, 282; Lin James 278t, 76b. Susan Carr returned thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Calum Woods called the class to order by leading 448b. Leaders: Calum Woods 36b; Mark Wardlaw 214, 539; Tom Greig 201, 80b; Bob Butler 38b, 547.

Tom Grieg spoke for the following sick and housebound: Jimmy Bailey and Karen Turner. He conducted the memorial lesson, and read the following list of names of the deceased: Kirsty Grainger, Wendy Ross, Jo Cox MP, and the victims of the Orlando massacre. Tom concluded the memorial by leading 354b.

Leaders: Geoff Grainger 143, 523; Clare Welford 65, 171; Colin Monson 324, 203; Joel Wallenberg 276, 53.

RECESS

Lin James called the class to order by leading 117. Leaders: Lin James 417; Calum Woods 144, 99; Mark Wardlaw 462, 425; Tom Grieg 30t, 448t; Bob Butler 86, 209; Geoff Grainger 242, 535; Clare Welford 313b, 212; Colin Monson 504, 457; Joel Wallenberg 313t, 376.

There was a business meeting in which it was agreed to reconvene in 2017. The Secretary reported that 67 songs had been sung, and the Treasurer reported that all expenses had been met.

After the notices, John Copperwheat led 323t as the closing song. Calum Woods offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Copperwheat; Secretaries—Susan Carr and Tom Greig