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Amsterdam Singing

Westerwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The first Amsterdam All-Day Singing was called to order by Gerben Vos leading 59. In the opening remarks, he mentioned that this was not the first all-day singing in the Netherlands: one had been held in Utrecht on August 30, 2015. Jaap Wiering offered inspirational words and an invitation to prayer.

Leaders: Bob van Toor 535; Tjitske de Schipper 86; Anne Eringa 107; Dominik Fraune 52t; Mik Kruijswijk 313b; Joanna Bennett 230; Marieken van Nieuwpoort 268; Geoff Grainger 143; Johannes Kunst 481; Harald Grundner 201; Boyan Pohl 176t; Jaap Wiering 181; Michael Walker 297; Frans Ris 99; Derek Buckland 37b; Michael Ryan 163b; Elisabeth Schallwig 312b.

RECESS

Saara Pakarinen called the class back to order leading 73t. Leaders: Ursula Diderich 523; Tina Cramer 29t; Laura Laman 162; Stefan Swat 171; Cäcilia Mann 183; Ulrike Tietjen 321; Paul Kolenbrander 455; Jaap Wiering 31t; Inga Huebner 178; Jasmina Graf 332; Ciske Boekelo 209; Tom MacDonald 547; Victor Diderich 300; Hessel Castricum 269; Paul Clazing 49t; Werner Ullah 33b.

RECESS

Ingrid Rædergård called the class back to order leading 159. Leaders: Gerben Vos 155; Bob van Toor 47b; Dominik Fraune 350; Mik Kruijswijk 569b; Joanna Bennett 189; Marieken van Nieuwpoort 282; Geoff Grainger 68b; Tjitske de Schipper 122; Harald Grundner 333; Michael Walker 212; Frans Ris 236; Derek Buckland 28b; Michael Ryan 274t; Elisabeth Schallwig 372; Saara Pakarinen 36t. Gerben Vos asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Ursula Diderich called the class back to order leading 84. Leaders: Anne Eringa 142; Tina Cramer 442; Adriaan Knibbe 277; Laura Laman 117; Stefan Swat 567; Cäcilia Mann 496; Ulrike Tietjen 224; Paul Kolenbrander 192; Inga Huebner 97; Jasmina Graf 320; Ciske Boekelo 276; Tom MacDonald 242; Victor Diderich 34b; Hessel Castricum 245; Paul Clazing 134; Werner Ullah 538; Ingrid Rædergård 284; Dominik Fraune 203.

RECESS

Joanna Bennett called the class back to order leading 436. Leaders: Harald Grundner 312t; Michael Walker 290; Geoff Grainger 156; Derek Buckland 378b; Elisabeth Schallwig 131t; Saara Pakarinen 48t; Tina Cramer 564; Tom MacDonald 550; Gerben Vos 28t (joint lesson with the Atlanta Singing where David Brodeur led the same song at the same time); Ursula Diderich 504; Stefan Swat 428; Cäcilia Mann 287.

The secretary reported that fifty-seven singers had registered from seven countries (the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and the United States), and thirty-four leaders had led eighty-four songs. The Treasurer, Jaap Wiering, reported that all expenses had been met. Gerben Vos led 62 as the closing song. Anne Eringa offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Gerben Vos; Secretary—Anne Eringa