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Brighton Sacred Harp Singing Day

Exeter Street Hall, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The 4th Brighton Sacred Harp All-Day Singing was called to order by Iain Paxon leading 101t. The opening prayer was offered by Ben Whittaker.

Leaders: Catherine Roberts 187; Ian Lamb 95; Ross Adamson 37b; Sarah Hill 36b; Guy Hayes 57; Ben Whittaker 535; Vicky Tremain 146; Seth Dickens 163t; Derek Buckland 154; Eleanor Callaghan 142; Steve Brett 74t; Nick Hall 186; Jacoba Bruneel 166; Alec Williams 30t; Werner Ullah 531; Rachel Jordan 171.


The class was called back to order by Joyce Smith leading 332. Leaders: Jill Thompson 454; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 117; Tom Gerber and Mia Gerber 284; Toby Goss 497; Sheila Girling Macadam 286; Amy Cutts 496; Teresa Maguire 83t.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Jill Thompson. She led 178 in memory of Karl Walbrecht—Virgina, USA; Marlene Spector Levine—New Jersey, USA; Richard Levine—New Jersey, USA; Doug Webb—Texas, USA; Susan Carr—Leeds; Rodney Ellsworth Willard—Arizona, USA; Barbara Hastings Willard—Arizona, USA; Elizabeth Rechenberg—Ohio, USA; John Marsh, Weeley; Michael Ridge—London; Dennis Lingwood—Ledbury; Andy Spence—Hove; Joy Fulcher—Newhaven; Vanessa Saunders—Worthing; Bob Patten—Morchard Bishop; Bill Heine, Martha Brett and Reginald Brett—Oxford; Concetta Branson—Oregon, USA; Adrian Hilton—Waltham Cross; Terry Nolan—London; Roberto Cavallar, Rosina Pascazio, and Nino Scarasciulo—Italy; Jimmy Eiseman—New York, USA; Barbara Ardern—Tideswell.

Ian Lamb spoke and led 70t for the sick and housebound.

Leaders: Vicki Elliot 340; Jan Lawrence 270; Leilai Immel-Parkinson 392; Bridget McVennon-Morgan 88b; George Simms 163b; Eimear O’Donovan 39b. The grace was offered by Elizabeth Rimmington.


The class was called back to order by Giuseppina Pascazio leading 34b. Leaders: Barry Parsons 123b; Edwin Macadam 538; Matthew Parkinson 460; Mary Helen Dupree 191; Vicki Elliot 377; Steve Brett 192; Sheila Girling Macadam 442; Joyce Smith 80t; Leilai Immel-Parkinson 274t; Derek Buckland 285t; Eimear O’Donovan 548; Jacoba Bruneel 53; Sarah Hill 506; Catherine Roberts 217; Ian Lamb 287; Nigel Bowley 431; Rachel Jordan 500; Constance des Marais 408; Iain Paxon 34t; Nick Hall 200.


The class was called back to order by Alec Williams leading 159. Leaders: Edwin Macadam 444; Barry Parsons 227; Brenda Harvey 133; Joanna Lewis 198; Mary Helen Dupree 85; Teresa Maguire 71; Bridgett McVennon-Morgan 472; George Simms 193; Matthew Parkinson 465; Werner Ullah 503; Amy Cutts 143; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 504; Toby Goss 481; Ross Adamson 86; Jan Lawrence 82t; Constance des Marais 354t; Jill Thompson 299; Tom Gerber and Mia Gerber 72b.

Announcements were made. Iain Paxon, thanked all who made the fourth Brighton All-Day Singing possible. Ben Whittaker reported that there were fifty-six registered attendees from three countries, and seventy-four songs were sung.

Iain Paxon led 347 as the closing song. Catherine Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Iain Paxon; Secretary—Ben Whittaker