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Portland Sacred Harp Singing

The Little Church, Portland Oregon

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The 12th annual Portland Sacred Harp All-Day Singing was called to order by Jennifer Jones leading 448b. Betsy Jeronen offered the morning prayer.

A business meeting was held to elect the following officers: Chairman—Jennifer Jones; Treasurer—Linda Berkemeier; Secretary—Betsy Jeronen;

Leaders: Dorothy Robinson 500; Nell Whitman 378t; Betsy Jeronen 87; Ruth Linehan 312b; Bradley Knoke 73t; Lyle Lindsey 84; Yosef Tractenberg 148; Kate Fine 171; Nancy Novotny 40; Ana Tighe 548; Tom McTighe 421; Steve Tarr 213t; Lucinda Larsen Saue 178; Laura Mc Murray 32b; Thom Fahrbach 197; Sonja Launspach and Lindy Groening 504; Martha Sherwood 53; Scott Kennedy 546.


The class was called back to order by Rodman Campbell leading 475. Leaders: Carolyn Gilkey 142; Ben Brown 209; Jeri Segal 411; Ethan Hardy 270; Steve Cackley 124; Clarissa Fetrow 419; Greg Saue 547; Dan Thoma 196; Wren Hyde 77t; Julius Passay 76b; Arcana Ferschke 82t; Jen Rymut 560; Sophia Schinske 573; Jeff Begley 397; Karen Stingle 114; Pat Coghlan 351; Sadhbh O’Flynn 189; Karen Willard 436; Kate Fortin 198 (for Campbell Longworth).


The class was called back to order by Jake Hachey leading 328. Leaders: Erika Wilson 422; Jack Lofton 456. A remembrance of Steve Helwig’s contributions to the Sacred Harp tradition was presented by Bob Schinske, who then led 536. Leaders: Evelyn Lamb 83t; David Wright 527; Stephanie Fida 26; Dave Barber 125; Linda Selph and Cornelia Stanton 480. The noon blessing was offered by Betsy Jeronen.


The class was called back to order by Peter Schinske leading 217. Leaders: Sam Kleinman 362; Gillian Inksetter 550; Jim Pfau 498; Cindy Tanner 269; Denis Kania 384; John Wiens 294; Cassie Allen 434; Ellen Ray 314; Chris Noren 236; Anna Pfau 430; Carol Huang 440; Ruth Wampler 279; Chris Cotter 103; Katie Mahoney 234; Alice Beattie 228; Erik Schwab 528 (in memory of Steve Helwig); Lindy Groening and Concetta Branson 448t; Tamara Harris 28b; Mike Richards 298; Michael Shewmaker 68b; Kari Lundgren 347; Ashley McLockhill and Jennifer Jones 282.


The class was called back to order by Bob Schinske leading 32t. Leaders: Ann Riley 186; Linda Berkemeier 159; Maggie Zhou and Sam Kleinman 129; Kate Coxon 568; Kelly Clare Riggle and Sean Francis Conway 426t; Marie Brandis and Kelly Clare Riggle 352; Rebecca Edwards 39t; Kevin Barrans 416; Doug Hill 410t (in memory of Darien Kincaid); Jim Pfau 445; Ellen Ray 378b; Arcana Ferschke 42; Denise Kania 564; Jen Dolan 95; Mary MacDonald Lewis 47b.

The business meeting was reopened. The Chairman thanked all the local singers for their efforts in making a successful singing. The Arranging Committee announced that eighty-eight songs were sung, led by eighty-two leaders. The Treasurer said that the day’s expenses were met. Jennifer Jones led 36b as the closing song. Betsy Jeronen offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jennifer Jones; Secretary—Betsy Jeronen