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Capitol City Shape Note Singing

Loeb Reception Center, Montgomery, Alabama

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The 30th annual Capitol City Shape Note Singing was held on the third Thursday in July, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bill Hogan called the class together leading 36b, and offered the morning prayer. Joey Brackner welcomed the singers on behalf of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture. Song selections were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Bea Aaron 438; Amber Davis 150; Ann Gray 454; Robert Chambless 163b; David Ivey 278t (in memory of Toney Smith); Chris Parris and Jillian 159; Jim Aaron 47b; Vickie See 480.

Song selections were from the Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition. Leaders: Henry Guthery 81t (CH); Tim Taylor 64 (CH); Adam Brasich 354 (CH); Nancy Hogan 149 (CH); Steve Grauberger 179 (CH); Evie Eddins 326 (CH); Stanley Smith 54 (CH); Bill Hogan 51 (CH).

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Bill Hogan; Vice Chairman—Stanley Smith; Secretary—Evie Eddins; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless and Wynette Smith.

RECESS

Song selections were from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision. Leaders: Barbara Jones 461 (CB); Shane Brown 32t (CB); Dana Eddins 53 (CB); Jack Nelson 30b (CB); Buell Cobb 150 (CB); Eli Eddins 138b (CB); Amber Davis 559 (CB); Edith Eddins 143 (CB); Ken Sundberg 381b (CB); Wynette Smith 145b (CB); Elam Eddins 384 (CB); Wayne Jones 464 (CB); Hubert Nall 573 (CB); Joey Brackner 137 (CB); Ewan Eddins 99 (CB); Billy See 500 (CB); Judy Chambless 563 (CB); Ezra Eddins 29b (CB); Emily Eddins 217 (CB); Karen Clark 520 (CB); Kevin Eddins 210 (CB); Tommie Spurlock 98 (CB).

Song selections were from the Colored Sacred Harp. Leaders: Bill Hogan 6 (CSH); Steve Grauberger 95 (CSH); Buell Cobb 92 (CSH); Joey Brackner 24 (CSH); Karen Clark 12 (CSH); Ken Sundberg 4 (CSH); Stanley Smith 87 (CSH), “Lord, Give Me Just A Little More Time”. Tim Taylor returned thanks before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Judy Chambless brought the class back to order leading 34b. Song selections were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Joey Brackner 209; Pearl Guier 448b; Chris Parris and Jillian 455; Tim Taylor and Elizabeth Duffy 228; Shane Brown 107; Wendy Anderson 196; Evie Eddins 133; Kevin Eddins and Elam Eddins 474; Jack Nelson 518; Robby Anderson 358; Ted Price 300; Dana Eddins and Edith Eddins 178; Jonathan Blakeley 287; Wynette Smith 282.

Song selections were from the Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition. Leaders: Bill Hogan 133 (CH) (by request); Karen Clark 168t (CH); Nancy Hogan 214 (CH); Evie Eddins 245 (CH); Jonathan Blakeley 287 (CH).

Song selections were from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision. Leaders: Eli Eddins 507t (CB); Ewan Eddins 40 (CB); Tommy Spurlock 574 (CB); Ann Gray 571 (CB); the Eddins family 96 (CB) (in celebration of their fourth year singing anniversary).

After announcements, the officers led 323t as the closing song. Jonathan Blakeley offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Bill Hogan; Vice Chairman—Stanley Smith; Secretary—Evie Eddins