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Houston Sacred Harp Singing

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The 13th annual session of the Houston Sacred Harp Singing was held at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas, on Saturday before the first Sunday in December. Donna Bing called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. by leading 49t. Pastor Stephen Kelly offered the opening prayer. Song selections were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, and B.F. White, Cooper Edition, 2012.

Leaders: Lee Williams 178, 48t; Fred Todt 278t, 146; Howard O’Maley 312b, 313t; Ray Rechenberg 40, 277; Charles Whitmer 147t, 320; Larry Hall 171, 38b; Conner Wilburn 335; Lee Williams 479, 334; Mel Rosenbaum 155, 268.

RECESS

Leaders: Donna Bing 571 (CB), 463 (CB); Karen Bealmear 457; Laura Pederson 505 (CB); Lee Williams 587 (CB); Ray Rechenberg 133 (CB), 273 (CB); Fred Todt 32t, 547; Howard O’Maley 276, 148; Charles Whitmer 556, 218; Larry Hall 209, 78.

LUNCH

Donna Bing called the class back to order by leading 63 and 452. Leaders: Conner Wilburn 504, 189; Mel Rosenbaum 49b; Laura Pederson 159; Lindsay Wait 82t, 68b; Michael Ruppert 313b (CB), 101t (CB); Crystal Meadows 29b (CB), 36b; Fred Todt 480, 142; Howard O’Maley 288, 289; Ray Rechenberg 300, 107; Charles Whitmer 410 (CB), 547 (CB); Larry Hall 168 (CB), 336t (CB).

RECESS

Donna Bing brought class back to order. Announcements were made. Leaders: Donna Bing 486 (CB); Becca Pederson 59, 522; Mel Rosenbaum 566; Laura Pederson 242 (CB); Lindsay Wait 559 (CB); Michael Ruppert 111t, 119; Crystal Meadows 81b, 273; Fred Todt 186, 137 (CB); Howard O’Maley 40 (CB), 553 (CB); Ray Rechenberg 546, 434; Charles Whitmer 71, 524.

Donna Bing made announcements, thanked the church for the use of the facilities, and the singers for the food that was graciously provided for lunch. The 14th annual singing will be held again at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday before the first Sunday in December, 2017.

Donna Bing led 518 (CB) as the closing song. The class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Donna Bing; Vice Chairman—Linda Siemers; Secretary—Suzan Bernucho