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New York City Singing

Brooklyn Friends Meetinghouse, Brooklyn, New York

Saturday, September 14, 2019

The New York City All-Day Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in September at the Brooklyn Friends Meetinghouse, Brooklyn, New York. At 9:30 a.m., singers were welcomed and called to order by Liora O’Donnell Goldensher.

Leaders: Sam Kleinman 47t; Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 48t; Emma Rose Brown 40; Sara Lott 480; Charles Biada 42; Jon Giles 389; Mary Jane Wilkie 171; Carol Huang 272; Douglas Fower 107; Ben Sachs-Hamilton 163t; Molly Dektar 501; Buck Wanner 33b; Jaime Piedra 203; Solon Gordon 73t; Sue Peters 66; Eli Metko 108b; Gwen Gethner 114; Gary Ryan 455; Al McCready 472; Elsa Phemayotin 275b; Rebecca Blumenthal 25.


Suzanne McFate called the class together by leading 34b. Leaders: Chris Cotter 314; Nancy Mandel 313t; Charlotte Ehrman 486; Eric Xu 112; Quinn Ross 267; Doron Henkin 53; Jasmine Mendoza 312b; Michaela Natal 551; Guy Bankes 475; Stina Soderling 230; Thomas Ward 414; William Schuller 166; Leon Pulsinelle 426t; Rachel Adelstein 268; Rachel Stevens 29b; Miriam Delirium 39t; Angharad Davis 95.


Jaime Piedra called the class together by leading 106. Leaders: Tristan Gordon 135; John Hughes 111b; Hollie Long 159; Myles Louis Dakan 276.

Deidra Montgomery conducted the memorial lesson and led 348b in memory of the following list of names of the deceased: Rozlyn Greene and Eleanor M. Pulsinelle—Alabama; Joan Sowers—California; Michael Appert—Illinois, Elizabeth Shea—Maine; Mickey Culver and Katherine Glatter—Massachusetts; Paul Luther Wilson—Minnesota; Susan Belden—Mississippi; Concetta Branson—Oregon; Wayne G. Wylie—Pennsylvania; Barbara Losse and Gary ‘Doc’ Taylor—Utah; Gordon Ekelund—Canada; Hugh Albanel—France; John Beirne—Ireland. Deidra Montgomery then led 448b for the following list of the sick and shut-ins: Don Bowen, Viola Clayton, Cindy Dymond, Merv Horst, Steve Hoyt, Jennifer Jones, Peggy Knets, Scott Robinson, Esther Wade, and Charlene Wallace. Patrick DeDauw closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: Aldo Ceresa 318; Chris Geissler 299; Joel Bassett 286; Suzanne McFate and Clifton McFate 274t; Dann Pell 278t; MB Gowins 548.


Solon Gordon called the class back together by leading 59. Leaders: Leah Velleman 122; Alice Beattie 228; Jennie Brown 399b; Rachel Hall 379; Rachel Rudi 500; Elene Stovall 411; Kevin Beirne 428; Em Ekelund 290; Lisa Bennett 181; Evelyn Lamb and Robin Lloyd 378b; Deidra Montgomery 196; Nicole Collins 86; Ellen Ray 564; David Smead 380; Becky Wright 396; Liz Patton 426b; Seth Wagner 168; Inga Knets 546; Ryan Nash 430.


Carol Huang called the class together by leading 72b. Leaders: Thomas Ward 76b; Patrick DeDauw 477; Liz Oakley 505; Claire Simon 547; Doron Henkin 336; Tristan Gordon 68b; David Black 178; Stina Soderling 58; John Hughes 481; Elene Stovall 440; Gwen Gethner, Mary Beth Mills-Curren, and Danielle Peterson 543; William Schuller 65; Rachel Adelstein, Rachel Hall, Rachel Rudi, and Rachel Stevens 383. Liora O’Donnell Goldensher addressed the class, expressing gratitude for those who attended in addition to those who helped to organize and conduct the singing.

Patrick DeDauw offered a final prayer and blessing before the officers came together to lead 62 as the closing song.

Chairman—Liora O’Donnell Goldensher; Vice Chairman—Emma Rose Brown; Secretary—Sara Lott