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Newton Singing

Church of The Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The fifth annual singing from The Norumbega Harmony (NbH) and The Sacred Harp was called to order by Sylvia Martin leading 77b. The invocation was given by Robert Dove.

Leaders: Bill Holt 52t; Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 47t; Robert Dove 473; Dennis O’Brien 276; Bob Parr 171; George Pomfret 496; Glen Wright 73t; Kerry Cullinan 569t; Susan Jaster 200 (NbH); Lyra O’Brien 472; Christopher Kain 471; Eric Hildebrant 107; George Howe 36b; John Martin 225t; John Travers 150; George Sigut 163b; Ron Trial 244 (NbH); David Bliss 122 (NbH); Sylvia Martin 152 (NbH); Anne Kazlauskas 212.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner leading 86 (NbH). Leaders: Bill Holt 82 (NbH); Robert Dove 90 (NbH); Dennis OBrien 258 (NbH); Jim Harper 50 (NbH); Bob Parr 3 (NbH); George Pomfret 242 (NbH); Glen Wright 230 (NbH); Kerry Cullinan 66 (NbH); Susan Jaster 156 (NbH); Lyra O’Brien 163 (NbH); Christopher Kain 195 (NbH); Eric Hildebrant 551; Liz Patton 550; George Howe 84; John Martin 65 (NbH); George Sigut 208 (NbH); Ron Trial 174 (NbH); David Bliss 80 (NbH); Jonathan Spencer 199 (NbH). Sylvia Martin led 180 as grace before the meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Glen Wright leading 140 (NbH). Leaders: Bob Parr 214 (NbH); Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 166 (NbH); Bill Holt 266 (NbH); John Travers 142 (NbH); Anne Kazlauskas 44 (NbH); Robert Dove 52 (NbH); Kerry Cullinan 6 (NbH); Liz Patton 212 (NbH); Christopher Kain 330b; Susan Jaster 192 (NbH); Glen Wright 224 (NbH); George Howe 159; John Martin 102 (NbH); George Sigut 154 (NbH); Ron Trial 236 (NbH); Dennis O’Brien 222 (NbH).

RECESS

Leaders: David Bliss 250 (NbH); Jonathan Spencer 20 (NbH); Sylvia Martin 132 (NbH); Bob Parr 202 (NbH); Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 69 (NbH); Bill Holt 67 (NbH); John Travers 230 (NbH); Anne Kazlauskas 78 (NbH); Robert Dove 315; Kerry Cullinan 378t; Liz Patton 542; Christopher Kain 282; Susan Jaster 158 (NbH); Glen Wright 48t; George Howe 209; George Sigut 188 (NbH); Ron Trial 184 (NbH); Dennis O’Brien 134 (NbH).

Sylvia Martin and Bill Holt led 45t as the closing song. Robert Dove offered the closing prayer.

Chairmen—Sylvia Martin and Bill Holt; Treasurer—Jim Harper; Secretary—Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner