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Sinless Summerland All-Day
Christian Harmony Singing

Belleville Congregational Church, Newburyport, Massachusetts

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The 2nd annual Sinless Summerland All-Day Christian Harmony Singing was held at Belleville Congregational Church in Newburyport, Massachusetts. All song selections were from The Christian Harmony, 2010 Revision, except where indicated. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Christopher Noren leading 206. The opening prayer was offered by Alvaro Witt Duarte.

The following officers and committee members were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman/Treasurer—Christopher Noren; Vice Chairman/Secretary—Pat Callahan; Chaplains—Alvaro Witt Duarte and Liz Cantrell; Arranging—Elizabeth Stoddard; Keying—Robert Stoddard, MB Gowins, Tristan Gordon, and Christina Wallin; Food Committee—Jan Juntunen and Barton Slatko; Welcoming—Alana Ali-Reynolds.

Christopher Noren taught a singing school, teaching the class the seven shapes used in the Christian Harmony with mnemonic lyrics set to “Do Re Mi” from The Sound of Music.

Leaders: Pat Callahan 77; Elizabeth Stoddard 1; Ron Trial 461; Zoë Madonna 262; Bill Holt 128t; Alana Ali-Reynolds 436b; Alvaro Witt Duarte 419t; Karen Noren 274; Kerry Cullinan 356; Tara Mulder 510b; Vale Cofer-Shabica 142; Stina Soderling 171; Patrick Friesen 114; Molly Merrett 455b. Christopher Noren led 293 (with birthday lyrics) for Robert Stoddard and Philippa Stoddard.


Zoë Madonna called the class back to order by leading 29. Leaders: John Hughes 86b; Jennie Brown 276; Ivy Hauser 145b; Michael Nord 8; Liz Patton 117; Porter James 310t; Barton Slatko and Christopher Noren 109; Anne Kazlauskas 437; Robert Stoddard 43; Liz Cantrell 258; Tristan Gordon 15; Joan Frankel 59b; Philippa Stoddard 198; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 332; Christopher Kain 281b. Christopher Noren and Alvaro Witt Duarte led 417b in recognition of Alvaro’s contributions to singings in New England as he prepares to depart for seminary school in St. Louis. Alvaro Witt Duarte offered prayer before the noon meal.


Christopher Noren and Kerry Cullinan led 85 to call the class back together. Leaders: Christina Wallin 172; MB Gowins 74; Vale Cofer-Shabica 235; Linda Shea 184; Philippa Stoddard 131; Michael Nord 362; Tara Mulder 246; Ivy Hauser 189; Bill Holt 170; Jennie Brown 54; Porter James 311; Molly Merrett 548; Anne Kazlauskas 51; Stina Soderling 64; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 339; Liz Cantrell 111t; Patrick Friesen 438; Robert Stoddard 168b; Zoë Madonna 180; Ron Trial 33.


Ivy Hauser called the class back to order by leading 87. Leaders: Karen Noren 49; Kerry Cullinan 121t; Liz Patton 130b; Joan Frankel 208b; Pat Callahan 68t (NHC); Tristan Gordon 372; Molly Merrett 546t; Christina Wallin 55t; Porter James 338b; Liz Cantrell 16; Michael Nord 326; Stina Soderling 336t; MB Gowins 13.

Announcements were made. Pat Callahan reported 42 total registrants representing four states (MA, ME, RI, VT), with 33 leaders and 70 songs.

Christopher Noren, Pat Callahan, and Elizabeth Stoddard led 162 as the closing song. Liz Cantrell dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Christopher Noren; Vice Chairman/Secretary—Pat Callahan