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Montreal Singing

Centre Culturel Georges Vanier, Montreal, Quebec

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The 3rd annual Montreal all-day singing was held on the second Sunday in July as part of the All Quebec Sacred Harp singing weekend. The class was called to order by Lari Jalbert and Hugh Thomas leading 72b. Jamie Ross offered the opening prayer and acknowledgement of our gathering on unceded Kanien’kehá꞉ka (Mohawk) territory. A reading of our community values by the chairmen followed.

Leaders: Esther Wade and Phillipe Doyle 144; Jamie Ross 39t; Sigrid Patterson 372; Michele Briand 191; Geoffrey Little 31t; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 36b; Annie-Lou Chester 38b; Toino Dumas 326; Nicka Kavkatzoulis and Annie-Lou Chester 159; Elizabeth Stoddard 57; Rachel Farber 439; Em Ekelund 348t; David Bainbridge and Michele Briand 452; Sunny Doyle 313b; Deidra Montgomery 272; Kerry Cullinan 71.

RECESS

Dani Tardif called the class back to order leading 69t. Leaders: Claire Hogan 201; George Sigut 448t; Mel Novner 500; Susan Jaster 485; Joyce Smith 30b; Robert Stoddard 502; Kayne Coy 37b; Emma Swartz 474; Isabelle Gervais Chapman 318; Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 486; Liz Patton 532; Jennie Brown 43; Ron Trial 550; Dan Coppock 193; Marie Hamilton and Jesse Vear 284; Rachel Taylor 266; MB Gowins 475; Michele Briand and Phillipe Doyle 81t; David Rosenberg 145t; Jesse Vear 222; Jean Rosenberg 503; Sigrid Patterson 65; Toino Dumas 548. Jamie Ross offered a blessing for the meal.

LUNCH

Esther Wade called the class back to order leading 312b. Leaders: Leah Velleman 53; Thomas Begley 534; Maggie Zhou 153; Em Ekelund 411; MB Gowins 522; Rachel Taylor 480; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 340; Kathleen Winter and Sunny Doyle 472; Susan Jaster 352; Elizabeth Stoddard 423; Kayne Coy 142; Jennie Brown 278b; Tim Morton 112; Deidra Montgomery 329; Lari Jalbert 224; Jean Rosenberg 106; Jesse Vear 232; Dan Coppock 220; Mel Novner 573; Susie Showers 47b; Emma Swartz 181; George Sigut 38t; Ron Trial 300; Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 513; Isabelle Gervais Chapman 198.

RECESS

Hugh Thomas called the class back to order leading 113. Leaders: Jamie Ross 29b; Rachel Farber 172; Robert Stoddard 197; Annie-Lou Chester 479; Kerry Cullinan 444; Geoffrey Little 535; Rachelle and Em 95; Sunny Doyle and Phil Doyle 454; Dani Tardif 504; David Rosenberg 565; Thomas Begley 58; Nicka Kavkatzoulis and Jean Rosenberg 457; Maggie Zhou 203; Leah Velleman 34t; Emma Swartz 177; Tim Morton 384; Kayne Coy 551.

Jamie Ross closed the day with a final prayer of gratitude for singers past, present, and future. The class sang 62.

Co-chairmen—Lari Jalbert and Hugh Thomas; Secretary—Claire Hogan