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Paris Sacred Harp Singing

Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris, France

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The 2nd annual Paris All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Léopoldine Guillaume leading 47t. Mary-Jane Wilkie offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were appointed: Chairman—Léopoldine Guillaume; Secretary—John Davis.

Leaders: John Davis 68b; Julius Pasay 146; Lauren Ciancio and Arden Halsey 147t; Geoff Grainger 313b; Arnaud Coupry 276; Frédéric Eymard and Jéromine Eymard 312b; Mary-Jane Wilkie 228; Gwendal Geleoc 159; Aaron Kahn 39t; Elisabeth Schallwig 330t; Florent Decherf 56b; Margaret Bradshaw 105; Perrine de Sancy and Léopoldine Guillaume 40; Georges Boboé 125; Florine Vieilly-Eymard 114; Werner Ullah 49t; Evelyn Lamb 48t.


Aaron Kahn called the class to order leading 335. Leaders: Peter Kocher and Walburga Ruhl 29t; Frédéric Eymard, Jéromine Eymard, and Tierno Eymard 133; Julius Pasay and Gwendal Geleoc 457; Arnaud Coupry 86; Mary-Jane Wilkie 332; John Davis and Nathalie Adenot 523; Léopoldine Guillaume and Philippine de Sancy 47b; Margaret Bradshaw 87; Lauren Ciancio 319; Elisabeth Schallwig 48b; Evelyn Lamb and Valerie Sicard 569b; Geoff Grainger 503; Werner Ullah 37b; Florent Decherf 183; Florine Vieilly-Eymard, Jéromine Eymard, Tierno Eymard, Cédalis Collin, and Suzon Collin 63; Georges Boboé 448t. Mary-Jane Wilkie offered the blessing before the midday meal.


John Davis called the class to order leading 274t. Leaders: Gwendal Geleoc 107; Arnaud Coupry 272; Peter Kocher 277; Mary-Jane Wilkie 32b; Aaron Kahn 504; Julius Pasay 89; Elisabeth Schallwig 348t; Margaret Bradshaw 266; Alexia Yver and Léopoldine Guillaume 268; Evelyn Lamb 99; Florine Vieilly-Eymard 84; Werner Ullah 82t; Fanny Stevenin and Lauren Ciancio 67; Geoff Grainger 156; Frédéric Eymard 209; Perrine de Sancy and Léopoldine Guillaume 49b; Aaron Kahn 300; Florent Decherf 171; Peter Kocher 344; Gwendal Geleoc 547.


Werner Ullah called the class to order leading 565. Leaders: Mary-Jane Wilkie 135; Arnaud Coupry and Thomas Maroudin 45t; Elisabeth Schallwig 378b; Perrine de Sancy and Florent Decherf 535; Alexia Yver 282; Evelyn Lamb and Marion Bartl 81t; Margaret Bradshaw 122; John Davis and Nathalie Adenot 28t; Geoff Grainger and Georges Boboé 242; Lauren Ciancio 501; Léopoldine Guillaume 236; Julius Pasay 35; Frédéric Eymard 354b; Florine Vieilly-Eymard 31t; Peter Kocher 231; Aaron Kahn 142.

A business meeting was held to hear reports from the various committees. Lauren Ciancio gave the Finance Committee report, declaring that all expenses had been met. John Davis gave the Secretary’s Report, announcing that seventy-four songs had been led by twenty-nine leaders. Forty-two singers registered from seven countries. The business meeting was concluded.

Léopoldine Guillaume and John Davis led 62 as the closing song. Mary-Jane Wilkie offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Léopoldine Guillaume; Secretary—John Davis