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Rhode Island Singing

Providence, Rhode Island

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The 15th annual Rhode Island All-Day Singing was held in the Providence Friends Meeting House on Saturday before the third Sunday in April. The class was called to order by James Baumgartner leading 59. Liz Cantrell offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: John Hughes 171; Vale Cofer-Shabica 129; Molly Ellis 421; Laura Hodges 36b; Liz Cantrell 182 (for Lynne deBenedette); Tom Padwa 56b; Danny Wood 121; Christopher Kain 227; Laura Borrelli 196; Brian Harris 440; Will Fesperman 217; Sally Langendorf 401; Lilly Israel 81t; Mike Richards 411; Sam Hathaway 183; Bill Holt 497; DJ Hatfield 212; Liz Patton 151; Maura Burns 107; Nic Tuff 547.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Tristan Gordon leading 89. Leaders: Yael Tarshish 191; Eric Beecher 67; Rebecca Maxfield 448t; Emily Hancock 410t; Margaret Youngberg 485; Charles Biada 381; Jennie Brown 460; Pattie Wareh 228; Jeremy Galvagni 99; Christina Martone and Chris Noren 65 (for Jessica Ingram); Joshua Barnett 327; Patrick Friesen 313t; Jonas Powell 39t; Elizabeth Stoddard 124; Jesse Beller 131b; Christina Wallin 326; Jana Yeaton 480; Bob Parr 446; Cat Walsh 436; Ernest Chamberlain 457; Jessie Vear 349; Tara Mulder 215; Kerry Cullinan 54. Liz Cantrell offered a prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called back together by Jennie Brown leading 145t. Leaders: Philippa Stoddard 418; Alison Steel 162; Philippe Doyle-Gosselin 296; Deidra Montgomery 200; Ian Quinn 456; Sam Kleinman 434; Rachel Hall 400; Tristan Gordon 236; Linda Shea 179; Tarik Wareh 385b; Angharad Davis 376; John Plunkett 88t; MB Gowins 532; Gwen Gethner 216; Nathan Aldrich 340; Kelly House 455; Chris Holley and Kathe Pilibosian 328; Alice Beattie 271t; Crispin Youngberg 500; Gerald Clark 55; Scott Harriman 429; Claire Hogan 332.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Laura Borrelli leading 77t. Leaders: Vicki Hayes and Neshama Sonnenschein 47t; Sophie Soloway 335; Em Eklund 447; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 138t; Leon Pulsinelle 76b; Rachel Stevens 94; Chris Noren 268; Bob Elliot 106; Dana Borrelli-Murray 384; Joan Frankel 414 (for DJ Simmons); Robert Stoddard 389; John Klaess 453; Wendy Sibbison 316.

The Treasurer, Patrick Friesen, reported that expenses were met. The Arranging Committee said that eighty-two songs were led by seventy-eight leaders from nine states and one Canadian province. James Baumgartner and Jesse Polhemus led 62 as the closing hymn. Liz Cantrell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-chairmen—James Baumgartner and Jesse Polhemus; Secretary—John Hughes