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Sydney Singing

Australian Catholic University, Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The 7th annual Sydney All-Day Sacred Harp singing was held in the old chapel of the Australian University in Strathfield on Saturday before the second Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Margo Lanagan leading 492. Angharad Davis offered the opening prayer. The Chairperson, Meg Quinlisk, gave the Acknowledgement of Country, welcomed everyone to the singing, introduced the appointed officers, and led 52t.

Leaders: Caitlin McHugh 319; Elaena Gardner 318; Thomas MacDonald 26; Caitlin Jay 166; Margo Lanagan 84; Angharad Davis 36b; Meg Quinlisk 33b; Ruby Foster 135; Lauren Reader 40; Caitlin McHugh 133; Elaena Gardner 472; Thomas MacDonald 474; Caitlin Jay 370; Margo Lanagan 377; Angharad Davis 430; Meg Quinlisk 313t; Ruby Foster 478.


The class was called back to order by Lauren Reader leading 448b. Leaders: Elaena Gardner 209; Angharad Davis 326; Thomas MacDonald 66; Caitlin McHugh 482; Ruby Foster 171; Meg Quinlisk 110; Lauren Reader 67; Margo Lanagan 236; Caitlin Jay 340; Elaena Gardner 142; Angharad Davis 202; Thomas MacDonald 524; Caitlin McHugh 29t; Ruby Foster 198; Meg Quinlisk 479; Lauren Reader 276; Elaena Gardner 300. Angharad Davis led 207, and the blessing of the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Meg Quinlisk leading 30t. Leaders: Angharad Davis 111b; Thomas MacDonald 358; Caitlin McHugh 112; Ruby Foster 217; Lauren Reader 63; Margo Lanagan 361; Caitlin Jay 274t; Elaena Gardner 506; Angharad Davis 453; Thomas MacDonald 269; Caitlin McHugh 268.

Angharad Davis conducted the memorial lesson and led 387 for those who were sick or shut-in, and in memory of those who had passed away.

Leaders: Ruby Foster 299; Meg Quinlisk 47b; Lauren Reader 122.


The class was called back together by Meg Quinlisk leading 354b. Leaders: Margo Lanagan 193; Caitlin Jay 114; Thomas MacDonald 86; Elaena Gardner and Dilini Jayakody 457; Angharad Davis 330t; Caitlin McHugh 410t; Thomas MacDonald 58.

The chairperson expressed the gratitude of the class to all those who contributed to the success of the day. Announcements were made. The class sang 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Angharad Davis.

Chairman—Meg Quinlisk; Secretary—Elaena Gardner