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New Haven Singing

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The 8th New Haven All-Day Singing was held in Connecticut Hall on the campus of Yale University. John Klaess called the class to order leading 38t. Seth Wenger offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Vicki Hayes 45t; Charles Biada 171; Ian Quinn 150; Joshua Barnett 276; Rachel Field 82t; Seth Wenger 448b; Gwen Gethner 166; LaRee Delahunt 34b; James Baumgartner 35; Sam Kleinman 89; Christine Andrews 68b; Jason Steidl 112; Rachel Adelstein 268; Philippa Stoddard 134; Alanna Goodman 168; Tarik Wareh 277; Crispin Youngberg 327; Rebeka Radna-Crasta 290.

RECESS

Brian Harris called the class to order leading 203. Leaders: Gerald Clark 388; Jasmine Mendoza 270; Stefani Priskos 106; Chris Geissler 56b; Tristan Gordon 189; Eli Roberts 455; Alice Beattie 324.

Rachel Field led 81t, and spoke for the following sick and shut-ins: Mack Moulin, Susan Cherones, Peter Standaart, John Hollingsworth, Keagan Lemon, Keith Brown, Katherine Glatter, Jamie Dye, Merv Horst, Michael Kaye, Joann Trimarco, Rosemary Vequist, Lynne deBenedette, and Beth Sachs.

Pattie Wareh led 72b, and spoke for the following deceased: Daphene Causey, Susie Denson, and Arthur Gilmore—Alabama; Louise Holland and Hugh McGraw—Georgia; Ann Sleeva—Illinois; Darrell Swarens—Indiana; Wayne Jens—Iowa; Gary Ryan, Sr.—Mississippi; Irene Brown—New Jersey; Robert Barrett and Alan Friend—New York; Steve Helwig—Oregon; Winter Acorn and Michael Sensor—Pennsylvania; Jane Goforth and Edith Owen—Texas; Julie Vea—Wisconsin. Rachel Field closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Angharad Davis 303; Mike Richards 57; Cora Wareh 32t; MB Gowins 475; Solon Gordon 234; Margaret Youngberg 195; Christopher Kain 227; Becky Wright 374; Elizabeth Stoddard 180. Seth Wenger asked a blessing, and the class was dismissed for lunch.

LUNCH

Jonas Powell called the class to order leading 105. Leaders: Nancy Mandel 548; Liz Cantrell 396; Deidra Montgomery 197; John Plunkett 50t; Rachel Speer 481; Robert Stoddard 328; Ivy Hauser 309; Jon Giles 511; Rachel Hall 286; Allison Blake Steel 269; Douglas Fower 299; Jennie Brown 558; Molly Ellis 76b; Kerry Cullinan 513; Holly Laws 318; Nic Tuff 385t; Pattie Wareh 472; Scott Harriman 337; Michael Nord 222; Dean Jens 344; Jesse Vear 379; Rebecca Hawkins 335; Jesse Beller 42.

RECESS

Al McCready called the class to order leading 153. Leaders: Aldo Ceresa 522; Sue Peters 39b; Chris Bracken 187; Molly Merrett 172; Gary Ryan 567; Sara Lott 312b; Jesse C. Polhemus 564; Laura Clampitt 454; Ben Sachs-Hamilton 428; Elsa Phemayotin 70b; Stina Soderling 31t; Ernest Chamberlain 142; Jana Yeaton 128; Brian Harris 383; Patrick Friesen 329; Molly Dektar 569b; Cat Walsh 512; Laura Hodges 546.

Reports were presented (in excess of one hundred registered singers in number). Announcements were made. John Klaess, Vicki Hayes, and Charles Biada led 62, and the class took the parting hand. Seth Wenger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Klaess; Vice Chairman—Vicki Hayes; Secretary—Charles Biada