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Fall Sacred Harp Singing

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana

September 30, 1997

The singing was opened with Dr. Harry Eskew giving a short “fasola” lesson. Everyone sang the scale, and Dr. Eskew led song on page 49 (t? b?). Ben Caston offered the opening prayer.

Officers elected for the evening were: Chairman—Ben Caston; Secretary—Jeremy Gates.

Leaders: Ben Caston 59; Jeremy Gates 63; Dr. Ken Gabrielse 45 (t? b?); Dr. Harry Eskew 40; Dwain Rogers 128; Marsheta Lowery 358; Nancy Cleveland 85; Bruce Pruitt 72 (t? b?); Dr. Ken Gabrielse (in lieu of Dr. Becky Lombard) 236; Noah Hurst 73 (t? b?); Dr. Darryl Ferrington 207; Missy McDuffie 68 (t? b?); Shawn Priggel 155; Kanoot Midkiff 159; Scott Munson 457; Jennifer Screen 36 (t? b?); Marsheta Lowery (in memory of her father, Billy Beaty) 146; Dr. Ken Gabrielse 147 (t? b?). Dr. Harry Eskew led 62 for the closing song. Dr. James McClendon, Jr., visiting from Fuller Theological Seminary, closed the meeting in prayer.

Chairman—Ben Caston; Secretary—Jeremy Gates.