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Norumbega Harmony Singing

Church of The Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The 4th annual singing from The Norumbega Harmony (NbH) and The Sacred Harp was called to order by Sylvia Martin leading 34b, followed by welcome and introduction. Robert Dove gave the invocation.

Leaders: Dennis O’Brien 191; Robert Dove 474; John Travers 150; Bill Holt 148; Bob Parr 136 (NbH); Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 200 (NbH); Susan Jaster 236 (NbH); Lyra O’Brien 548; Christopher Kain 378t; Eric Hildebrand 192; Anne Kazlauskas 196; Joan Frankel 204 (NbH); Kerry Cullinan 70t; Paul Robinson 280; Liz Patton 501; David Bliss 80 (NbH); George Pomfret 258 (NbH); Ron Trial 112 (NbH); Glen Wright 122 (NbH); Susan Mampre 6 (NbH); Sylvia Martin 166 (NbH).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Richard Schmeidler leading 84. Leaders: Sue Hanson 209; June Matthews 34 (NbH); John Martin 150 (NbH); Ocean (Belcher) Dennis O’Brien 163 (NbH); Robert Dove 242 (NbH); Liz Cantrell 244 (NbH); Bob Parr 3 (NbH); Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 265 (NbH); Finance Committee 174 (NbH); Susan Jaster 156 (NbH); Lyra O’Brien 224 (NbH).

Bill Holt gave a memorial lesson, and led 288 for the sick and shut-ins and the deceased.

Leaders: Christopher Kain 195 (NbH); Anne Kazlauskas 142 (NbH); Kerry Cullinan 14 (NbH); Paul Robinson 86 (NbH); Liz Patton and Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 140 (NbH); David Bliss 50 (NbH); George Pomfret 250 (NbH); Glen Wright 212 (NbH); Richard Schmeidler 4 (NbH); Susan Mampre 214 (NbH); Sue Hanson 2 (NbH). Liz Cantrell offered the grace before the midday meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Ron Trial leading 28 (NbH). Leaders: Dennis O’Brien 108 (NbH); June Mathews 82 (NbH); John Martin 168 (NbH); Dennis O’Brien 76 (NbH); Robert Dove 160 (NbH); Liz Cantrell 503; Bob Parr 190 (NbH); Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 233 (NbH); John Travers 183; Susan Jaster 230 (NbH); Lyra O’Brien 98 (NbH); Bill Holt 266 (NbH); Christopher Kain 134 (NbH); Joan Frankel 229; Anne Kazlauskas 44 (NbH); Kerry Cullinan 116 (NbH); Paul Robinson 132 (NbH).

RECESS

The class was called back together by Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner leading 47t. Leaders: Liz Patton 234; David Bliss 114 (NbH); George Pomfret and Glen Wright 239 (NbH); Sophie Michaux 124; Glen Wright “Rutland”; Richard Schmeidler 254; Susan Mampre 228; Sue Hanson 473; Ron Trial 184 (NbH); Nancy Reid and Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 177 (NbH); John Martin 120 (NbH). Sylvia Martin gave thanks, and led 21t (NbH) as the closing song. Robert Dove offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Sylvia Martin; Secretary—Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner