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Vermont Virtual Sacred Harp Singing

Huntington, Vermont

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The 40th session of the Vermont All-Day Sacred Harp Singing, scheduled to be held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in March was postponed until March 27, 2021, due to the corona virus pandemic. A virtual Vermont Singing was held online to uphold proper social distancing. The Arranger, Kerry Cullinan, sent out a call for song leaders. Kerry Cullinan called the class to order leading 378t. Kerry Cullinan offered the opening prayer: May God grant health and safety to all singers who unite in spirit here.

Leaders: Inga Huebner 475; Donna Carlson 340; Sheila Macadam 191; Edwin Macadam 49b; Rachel Jordan 474; Nick Hall 314; Richard Mayers 107; Ron Trial 455. Donna Carlson offered the noontime blessing.

LUNCH

Philippe Doyle-Gosselin brought the class back to order leading 321, recognizing that today is Patrick Friesen’s birthday. Leaders: Caro Stamm-Reusch 377; Sylvia Martin 365; Cath Saunt and Edwin Macadam 91; Donna Carlson 481; Joanne Fuller 506; Tim Morton 547; Chris Holley 72b; Elizabeth Stoddard 423; Inga Huebner 24 (t? b?). The Chairman called for reports. The treasurer announced that expenses were met. The secretary reported thirty singers participated from seven states and seven countries.

Kerry Cullinan, Margaret Hunt, David Brodeur, Barbara McKay, Rachel Sarah Taylor, Linda Jones Berkemeier, Easter Wade, Peter Golden, Peter John Gates, Emma Swartz, Manika Lindahl, Christopher Taylor, and Jen Davies led 330b to close the singing. Kerry Cullinan offered the closing prayer to acknowledge that the spirit guides us all to sing and through the spirit all will hear. God bless us all. The class was dismissed.

Chairman—Kerry Cullinan; Secretary—Joanne Fuller