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Portland Sacred Harp Singing “Unconvention”

Laurelhurst Park, Portland, Oregon

Saturday, October 17, 2020

On Saturday before the third Sunday in October, 2020, singers gathered in Laurelhurst Park, Portland, Oregon, for a Portland Sacred Harp Singing “Unconvention.” This was the first of two events held in lieu of the Pacific Northwest Sacred Harp Convention, Oregon, originally scheduled for October 17-18, 2020, which was cancelled due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Nancy Novotny called the class to order by leading 448b.

Leaders: Sarah Berry 547; Marie Brandis 203; Charles Tyndall 300; Steve Cackley 354t; Lyle Lindsey 162; Betsy Jeronen 422; Sadhbh O’Flynn 423; Cornelia Stanton 99; Karen Noren 38t; Chris Noren 497; Bradley Knoke 65; Bob Schinske 277; Ruth Linehan 228; Edward Rice 37b; Dorothy Robinson 39t; Dorothy Mitchell 350; Nancy Novotny 344.

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The class was called back to order by Sarah Berry leading 86. Leaders: Marie Brandis 527; Charles Tyndall 143; Steve Cackley 124; Lyle Lindsey 40; Rosie Lindsey 498; Betsy Jeronen 475; Bob Schinske 328; Cornelia Stanton 496; Karen Noren 108b; Chris Noren 377; Bradley Knoke 499; Sadhbh O’Flynn 426t; Ruth Linehan 500; Edward Rice 29t; Dorothy Robinson 385t; Dorothy Mitchell 63; Nancy Novotny 224; Bob Schinske 436; Edward Rice 111t.

Emily Winokur led 36b as the closing song. The Secretary reported nineteen attendees from three states, nineteen leaders, and thirty-nine songs sung. The class was dismissed.

Chairman and Secretary—Nancy Novotny