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Piccolo Spoleto Singing

Parish Hall, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina

Saturday, May 25, 2019

The 10th annual Piccolo Spoleto Singing began with a brief introduction to Sacred Harp given by Mitchell Stecker at 9:30 a.m. Stephen Jones welcomed the class at 10:00 a.m. leading 24t. John Gentry offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Tom Ivey 101t; Suzanne Coffman 52b; Gene Pinion 128, 186; Kathy Thom 63, 551; Cleve Callison 34b, 515; Dawn Stanford 457; John Gentry 421, 547; Sharon Strong 52t, 184; Chandler Thigpen 162, 294; Mitchell Stecker 56b, 319.

RECESS

Tom Ivey called the class back together leading 30t. Leaders: Stephen Jones 123b, 338; Rob Dillon 38b, 40; Kelly Morris 147t, 159; Karen Morris 148, 155; Gene Pinion 324, 475; Cleve Callison 178 (by request), 236; Dawn Stanford 383, 86; John Gentry 163b, 134; Sharon Strong 448b, 524.

LUNCH

Tom Ivey began the afternoon session by leading 32t. Leaders: Chandler Thigpen 154, 242; Cleve Callison 198, 276; Mitchell Stecker 277, 254; Stephen Jones 323t, 29t; Rob Dillon 29b, 73t; Kelly Morris 47b, 114; Karen Morris 107, 45t; Gene Pinion 260; Dawn Stanford 282, 455.

RECESS

Sharon Strong called the class together leading 24b. Leaders: John Gentry 503, 504; Tom Ivey 268, 350 (both by request); Suzanne Coffman 106; Sharon Strong 89, 501; Chandler Thigpen 358, 72b; Cleve Callison 84, 479; Dawn Stanford 142, 143; Mitchell Stecker 203, 35; Stephen Jones 146; Rob Dillon 496, 480; Gene Pinion 278b.

Tom Ivey thanked the arranging committee (Suzanne Jones), and all who helped with this event. After announcements, Ivey led 347 as the closing song, and John Gentry dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Tom Ivey; Vice Chairman—Stephen Jones; Secretary—Suzanne Coffman