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University of Chicago Anniversary Singing

Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

October 18, 1998

On Sunday, October 18, 1998, the first annual Anniversary Singing of the University of Chicago Shape-Note Singing Association was held in the West Lounge of Ida Noyes Hall on the University of Chicago campus. D.J. Hatfield brought the class to order leading song on page 317. Mark Miller greeted everyone and led song on page 29 (t? b?). Leaders: Kiri Miller 117; Kathy Krug 40; Jim Swanson 274t; Jim Helke 99; David Barford 347; David Blatt 479; Al Frank 383; Steve Warner 171; Nathan Barford 260; Samuel Sommers 58.

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D.J. Hatfield brought the class to order leading song on page 148.

A short business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Mark Miller; Vice Chairman—Kiri Miller; Secretary—D.J. Hatfield.

Leaders: Martin Pergler 159; Dean Slaton 536; Jerry Enright 42; Jerilyn Schumacher 547; Bill Beverly 346; Dan Havens 313b; Emmie Barford 410t; Martha Beverly 421; Kris Richardson 344; Ted Johnson 215; Sue Kessell 455; Ann Heider 189; Jim Swanson 384; Al Frank 207.

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Mark Miller brought the class to order leading song on page 364 (?). Leaders: Kathy Krug 192; Steve Warner 268; Jim Helke 101 (t? b?); Judy Hauff 110; Lisa Grayson 348b; David Barford 65; Bill Beverly 66; John Seaton 89; Martha Beverly 497; Mark Robeck 178; Samuel Sommers 524; Jerilyn Schumacher 361; Dan Havens 501b.

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Mark Miller brought the class to order leading song on page 168. Leaders: Kiri Miller 312 (t? b?); Dean Slaton 419; Jerry Enright 330 (t? b?); Emmie Barford 186; Sue Kessell 183; John Seaton 269; Ted Johnson 48b; Ann Heider 532; Lisa Grayson 528; Judy Hauff 201b; Kathy Krug 102; Martha Beverly 334; Samuel Sommers 470; Bill Beverly 203; Dean Slaton 211; Dan Havens 147t.

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D.J. Hatfield brought the class back to order leading song on page 176t.

D.J. Hatfield, Mark Miller, and Kiri Miller gave a short account of the formation of the University of Chicago group and thanked the Chicago Sacred Harp Singers for their continual support. While some members of the University group have recently graduated, the University group hopes to work closely with Sacred Harp singers in the Chicago area, and beyond to bring new singers into the tradition. Mark Miller announced that next year’s singing will be held on the fourth Sunday of October. Kiri Miller, Mark Miller, and D.J. Hatfield led song on page 300.

Leaders: Judy Hauff 245; Lisa Grayson 278b; Mark Robeck 49b; Ted Johnson 216; John Seaton 47t; Ann Heider 28b; Al Frank 47b; Debbie Barford 350; Jerry Enright 542; Sue Kessell 483; Martha Beverly 146; David Barford 113.

Announcements of upcoming singings were made. Kiri Miller led song on page 267 as the closing song. Samuel Sommers led the class in a closing prayer and said the blessing for the supper brought in by local singers.

Chairman—Mark Miller; Vice Chairman—Kiri Miller; Secretary -D.J. Hatfield.