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Oslo Singing

Oslo, Norway

June 1-2, 2019

Saturday, June 1

The 5th annual Oslo Sacred Harp All-Day Singing was called to order at Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo (on Saturday) / Skatten Oslo, Hagegata 22-24, Oslo, by Saara Pakarinen, who welcomed everyone and led 144. Joanne Fuller offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Chris Affolter 37b; Ingrid Rædergård 34b; Oskar Kvasnes 32t; Kirsten Nilsen 39t; Marielle Minutella 122; Camilla Marie Widholm 426t; Stefan Swat 171; Emma Rock 125; Nick Hall 497; Kristina Diseth 117; Joanne Fuller 168; Dominik Fraune 209; Margaret Bradshaw 114; Tobias Kanngiesser 143; Margaret Hunt 155; Cäcilia Mann 149; Eva Striebeck 454; Erika Wilson 391; Edwin Macadam 65; Carolyn Deacy 91; Mali Dray 40.


The class was called to order by Chris Affolter leading 312b. Leaders: Mary Skidmore 270; Betsy Jeronen 105; Laurie Burk 313b; Kerry Cullinan 415; Jean Seiler 142; Sheila Girling Macadam 564; Ingrid Rædergård 89; Aldo Ceresa 430; Rachel Jordan 546; Sinéad Hanrahan 276; Stefan Swat 203; Joanne Fuller 352; Cäcilia Mann 195; Nick Hall 538; Betsy Jeronen 392.


The class was called to order by Oskar Kvasnes leading 495. Leaders: Carolyn Deacy 201; Dominik Fraune 408; Camilla Marie Widholm 349; Tobias Kanngiesser 504; Emma Rock 196; Margaret Bradshaw 266; Edwin Macadam 236; Margaret Hunt 102; Rachel Jordan 200; Kerry Cullinan 372; Erika Wilson 542; Mali Dray 191; Sheila Girling Macadam 198. Stefan Swat offered a blessing before lunch.


The class was called to order by Ingrid Rædergård leading 101t. Leaders: Cäcilia Mann 383; Eva Striebeck 30b; Nick Hall 455; Carolyn Deacy 472; Joanne Fuller 460; Mary Skidmore 175; Betsy Jeronen 436; Dominik Fraune 500; Erika Wilson 505; Edwin Macadam 534; Rachel Jordan 189; Sinéad Hanrahan 528; Jean Seiler 273; Emma Rock 506; Stefan Swat 567; Sheila Girling Macadam 442; Tobias Kanngiesser 344; Margaret Bradshaw 300; Laurie Burk 448t; Kerry Cullinan 449; Chris Affolter 353.


The class was called to order by Marielle Minutella leading 228. Leaders: Saara Pakarinen 512 (for Whyn Lam and Vegard Nervik); Cäcilia Mann 507; Nick Hall 456; Mali Dray 46; Mary Skidmore 179; Emma Rock 285 (t? b?); Margaret Bradshaw 425; Oskar Kvasnes 297; Erika Wilson 560; Stefan Swat, Dominik Fraune, Cäcilia Mann, and Tobias Kanngiesser 84; Laurie Burk, Betsy Jeronen, Carolyn Deacy, and Erika Wilson 111b; Aldo Ceresa 272; Sheila Girling Macadam and Edwin Macadam 217; Lennart Nyström, Peter Gates, Margaret Hunt, Saara Pakarinen, Chris Affolter, Ingrid Rædergård, Oskar Kvasnes, Kirsten Nilsen, Marielle Minutella, Kristina Diseth, and Camilla Marie Widholm 128; Sinéad Hanrahan 208.

Secretary Camilla Marie Widholm reported that ninety songs had been sung by thirty-seven registered singers, with thirty-one leaders. Seven countries were represented (England, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, USA). Ingrid Rædergård gave the Treasurer’s report and reported that the expenses were met. Following announcements, Saara Pakarinen thanked all visitors for travelling and those involved in the organizing. Sinéad Hanrahan was thanked for the singing school given on Friday. Saara Pakarinen led 62 as the closing song. Stefan Swat offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, June 2

The class was called to order by Saara Pakarinen leading 171. Leaders: Joanne Fuller 32b; Marielle Minutella 58; Oskar Kvasnes 48t; Mary Skidmore 278t (for Chris Holley in Maine); Ingrid Rædergård 56t; Carolyn Deacy 112; Erika Wilson 73b; Aldo Ceresa 77t; Kerry Cullinan 70t; Chris Affolter 318; Rob Mahoney 178; Edwin Macadam 121; Cäcilia Mann 457; Emma Rock 26; Jean Seiler 87; Sheila Girling Macadam 51; Betsy Jeronen 330b (for the Oslo singers and Concetta Branson); Kirsten Nilsen 159; Camilla Marie Widholm 72b; Laurie Burk 47t.


Camilla Marie Widholm led 67 to bring the class together. Leaders: Jeanne Mahoney and Rob Mahoney 163b; Mali Dray 183; Joanne Fuller 73t; Sheila Girling Macadam 569t; Marielle Minutella 410t; Mary Skidmore 254; Oskar Kvasnes 63; Sinéad Hanrahan 480; Ingrid Rædergård 129; Chris Affolter 69t; Carolyn Deacy 421; Aldo Ceresa 269 (for Richard Mayers).


The class was called back to order by Edwin Macadam leading 569b. Leaders: Kerry Cullinan 98; Rob Mahoney 86; Laurie Burk 347; Jean Seiler 299; Betsy Jeronen 440; Camilla Marie Widholm 280; Cäcilia Mann 481; Ingrid Rædergård 66; Margaret Hunt 388; Mali Dray 288; Mary Skidmore 176t; Joanne Fuller 131b; Sheila Girling Macadam 474; Sinéad Hanrahan 521; Marielle Minutella 360; Ingrid Rædergård 133; Chris Affolter 267.

Saara Pakarinen led 414 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Saara Pakarinen; Secretary Saturday—Camilla Marie Widholm, Oskar Kvasnes; Secretary Sunday—Saara Pakarinen