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Brighton Sacred Harp Singing Day

Exeter Street Hall, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The 3rd Brighton Sacred Harp All-Day Singing was called to order by Catherine Roberts leading 276. Una Nicholson offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Seth Dickens 84; Ross Adamson 229; Jill Thompson 99; Guy Hayes 101t; Ron Hollman 328; Eleanor Callaghan 296; Sarah Hill 33b; Ian Lamb 70t; Rachel Jordan 351; Vicky Tremain and Anna Roberts 146; Iain Paxon 47t; Mavis Clay and Jill Thompson 178; Steve Biggs 49b; Una Nicholson 441; Derek Buckland 122.


Nick Hall called the class to order leading 515. Leaders: Brenda Harvey 34b; Werner Ullah 531; Maggie Eiseman-Renyard 35; Toby Goss 472; Nigel Bowley 66; Ali McKenzie Wilcox 448b.

Seth Dickens spoke for the sick and housebound. He led 159 for Kirsty Biss, Keith Mendes, Andy Spence, Paula Mogensen, Jan Green, Chris Brown, Adrian Hilton, Katherine Atkinson, Maureen Walker, Ottis Sides, Velton Chafin, Dave Richardson, Jeannette DePoy, Reginald Brett, Meg Winter, Mike Jones, Peter Zander, Dave Cooper, Ann Parker, Carole Baldie, Rob Mahoney, and Jean Mahoney.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Iain Paxon. He led 452 in memory of the following deceased: Kerryn Neilson—Johannesburg, South Africa; Rita Bick—Sussex; Pauline Harrington—Ireland; Kathleen Evelyn Rowell—Lewes; Honey—Brighton; Mark Girling—Spain; Jennifer Bennett—Ontario, Canada; Frank Pigott—London; Rollo Woods—Swanage; PJ O’Grady—London and Ireland; Audrey Callaghan—Rochdale; Geoffrey Rendle—London; Hugh McGraw—Georgia, USA; Wawema Entrerin Miles—Georgia, USA; Jackie Saunders—Eynsham; Daphene Causey—Alabama, USA; Daniel Evans—Colorado, USA; Francesco Nazzini—London and Naples; Charlie Hicks—Hereford; Ivan Bainbridge—Sheerness; Kamila Zahno—London; Louise Holland—Georgia, USA; Steve Helwig—Oregon, USA; Darrell Swarens—Indiana, USA; Hollis Gentry—Alabama, USA; Nick Pollard—Surbiton; and Jean and Donald McDonald—Derby.

Leaders: Andrew Clark 68b; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 117; Rebecca Over 500; Rachel Wemyss 145t; Joss Tait 324; George Simms 474; Mick Verrier and Penny Verrier 34b (for birthday); Alec Williams 274t; Emily Verrier and Sue Bird 340. Eleanor Callaghan and Vicky Tremain gave thanks for the midday meal.


The class was called back to order by Emily Verrier and Mick Verrier leading 183. Leaders: Caro Stamm-Reusch 216; Oskar Kvashes 297; Helen Brown 475; Eimear O’Donovan 192; Edwin Macadam and David Black 528; Lisa O’Grady 212; Vicki Elliott 215; Piers Blewett and Thomas Sprackland 270; Sheila Girling Macadam 377; Steve Brett 205; Ted Brown and Nigel Jackson 81t; Emily Verrier 135; Andrew Clark 496; Alec Williams 86; Nick Hall and Ben Whittaker 455; Ron Hollman 67; Toby Goss 143; Ali McKenzie Wilcox and Jill Thompson 504; Rebecca Over 457; Dereck Buckland 131b; Rachel Wemyss 309.


The class was called back to order by Eleanor Callaghan leading 335. Leaders: Helen Brown 187; Brenda Harvey 49t; Eimear O’Donovan and Tom Sprackland 31t; Edwin Macadam 198; Rachel Jordan 546; Caro Stamm-Reusch 556; Catherine Roberts 480; Sheila Girling Macadam 157; Vicki Elliott 569b; Lisa O’Grady and Piers Blewett 551; Nigel Bowley 175; Ted Brown 59; Joss Tait 105; Werner Ullah and Helen Brown 538; Steve Brett 460; Una Nicholson 300; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 497; George Simms 263.

Catherine Roberts led 65 as the closing song. Jill Thompson offered the closing prayer. Announcements were made by Catherine Roberts, who thanked all who made the third Brighton All-Day Singing possible. Rose Hales reported that there were seventy-five registered attendees from five countries, and seventy-six songs were sung. The class was then dismissed.

Chairman—Catherine Roberts; Secretary—Rose Hales