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Canberra Singing

Church of Christ, Ainslie, Canberra, Australia

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Canberra’s first All-Day Singing was held at the Ainslie Church of Christ on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. Following a talk about the traditions of Sacred Harp singing and the opening prayer by Meg Quinlisk, Dianne Porter opened the session leading 49t.

Leaders: Meg Quinlisk 31t; Crit Larson 277; Philippa Stevens 46; Carolyn Langley 481; Margaret Evans 497; Maia Rose 503; Elaena Gardner 47b; Caitlin Jay 47t.


The class was called back to order by Lachlan Warner leading 323b. Leaders: Dianne Porter 147t; Meg Quinlisk 168; Crit Larson 146; Philippa Stevens 282; Carolyn Langley 148; Margaret Evans 155; Maia Rose 455; Elaena Gardner 457; Caitlin Jay 316; Lachlan Warner 38t; Dianne Porter 49b; Meg Quinlisk 472; Crit Larson 107; Philippa Stevens 40; Carolyn Langley 30t; Margaret Evans 159. Meg Quinlisk led a thanksgiving for the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Elaena Gardner leading 56b. Leaders: Caitlin Jay 67; Lachlan Warner 143; Dianne Porter 294.

Meg Quinlisk conducted the memorial lesson, and led 452 for friends who were unable to join us and in memory of those who have passed.

Leaders: Crit Larson 550; Philippa Stevens 178; Carolyn Langley 87; Margaret Evans 388; Elaena Gardner 344; Caitlin Jay 39t; Lachlan Warner 39b; Dianne Porter 551; Meg Quinlisk 112, 479; Crit Larson 410t; Philippa Stevens 213b; Margaret Evans 460; Maia Rose 496; Elaena Gardner 183.


The class was called back to order by Caitlin Jay leading 122. Leaders: Lachlan Warner 231; Dianne Porter 45t; Meg Quinlisk 36b; Margaret Evans 198; Maia Rose 34b; Elaena Gardner 142; Caitlin Jay 535; Lachlan Warner 378t; Meg Quinlisk 209; Jeanne Klovdahl 117.

Meg Quinlisk concluded the class leading 62, and closing the day with a prayer before the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Dianne Porter; Secretary—Elaena Gardner