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London Singing

Highgate United Reformed Church Chapel, London, United Kingdom

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The 10th annual London All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was held at Highgate United Reformed Church Chapel, Pond Square, London, and was called to order by Andrew Clark leading 47t. Andrew Clark offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Teresa Maguire 67; Derek Buckland 429; Machna Nowak 569b; Robin Bisson 29t; Marjorie Brown 171; Sam Carter 556; Amy Cutts 76b; Thomas Sprackland 105; Joss Tait 331; George Simms 203; Victoria Timberlake 133; Greg Carson 29b; Rachel Jordan 441; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 66; Stacy Hackner 117; Francis Gaskin 60; Sheila Girling-Macadam 173; Nick Hall 448t; Maggie Eiseman-Renyard 72b; Alec Williams and Emma Graveson 277; Jacoba Bruneel 36b; Johannes Sauer 531; Caro Stamm-Reusch 112.

RECESS

Matthew Parkinson brought the class back to order leading 32t. Leaders: William Cleary 446; Susanne Rolli and Barb Patterson 178; Thomas Greig 89; Char Hayward and Dick Patterson 320; Hyke Sakaras 51; Joyce Smith 535; Edwin Macadam 492; Seth Dickens 198; Lim Shu Ning and William Cleary 50t; Steve Brett 172; Ewa Lichnerowicz 65.

The sick and housebound lesson was conducted by Amy Cutts, leading 81t for the following people: Helen Ainsworth, Silke Kunow-Koch, Adian Hilton, Justine Stair, John Pettman, Paula Mogensen, Adrian Eldridge, and Keith Pigott. Dick Patterson and Barb Patterson conducted the memorial lesson in memory of the following deceased: Geoffrey Rendle, Rodney Willard, Barbara Willard, Susan Carr, Steve Helwig, Elizabeth Rechenberg, James B. Walker, Don Croft, Liz Spalding, Jeff Stote, Stephanie Coltvet Erdmann, Bob Patten, Sigrid Trotman, Barbara Isbell, Reginald Brett, Andy Spence, and Frank Pigott. Dick led 32b.

Leaders: Joe Jones 225t; Sam Thomas 448b; Rachel Wemyss 482; Colin Monson 296; Inga Huebner 413. William Cleary gave thanks before dinner on the grounds.

LUNCH

The class was brought back to order by Seth Dickens leading 350. Leaders: Marjorie Brown 474; Joe Vickers 460; Ruth Herold 479; Jan Geerts 222; Sheila Girling Macadam 377; Francis Gaskin 263; Rachel Jordan 368; Harley Jones 128; Stacy Hackner and Machna Nowak 268; Dick Patterson 70b; Fiona Byrne and Sheila Girling Macadam 82t; Matthew Parkinson 454; Barb Patterson 228; William Cleary 220; Sarah Hochner and Andrew Clark 39t; Caro Stamm-Reusch 245; Derek Buckland 425; Sam Carter 87; Joe Jones 227; Rachel Wemyss 360; Sam Thomas 146; Teresa Maguire 440; Alec Williams 113.

RECESS

Robin Bisson brought the class back to order leading 191. Leaders: Nick Hall 455; Lim Shu Ning 69b; Jan Geerts 373; Joe Vickers 43; Barb Patterson 271t; Harley Jones 504; Inga Huebner 86; Johannes Sauer 428; Colin Monson 457; Jacoba Bruneel 477; Edwin Macadam 499; Ewa Lichnerowicz 102; Matthew Parkinson 80t; Joss Tait 324; Thomas Greig 42; Steve Brett 445.

The Secretary reported that seventy-six singers had registered, with representation from seven countries: France, Scotland, England, USA, Canada, Germany, and Singapore. There were fifty-one leaders and eighty-five songs were sung. After announcements, Andrew Clark gave thanks to everyone who had helped organize and run the day, as well as to all those who had travelled to attend. He led 347 as the closing song. Joe Jones offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Andrew Clark; Co-Vice Chairmen—Teresa Maguire and Joss Tait; Secretary—Jacoba Bruneel