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Minnesota State Midwinter Singing
(Cooper Book)

St. Sahag’s Church, St. Paul, Minnesota

February 9, 2002

Chairman Denise Kania called the morning session to order leading song on page 171. John Bailey offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Matt Wells 82; Darlene Dalton 488b; Steve Schmidgall 488t; Cathy Lutz 416t; Cindy Kissee 186; Scott Schroeder 508; Midge Olsen 478; Hans Guttmann 505; Carol Buche 564; Gordon Olsen 38; Keith Willard 140; Jeanette Nelson 98.


Matt Wells brought the class back to order leading song on page 45. Leaders: Michael Moore leading “Holy Armies” (own composition); Todd Mitchell 131; Kathy Wallace 53; Tollie Lee “the major scale”, 84; Laura Densmore 137; John Bailey 500; Eleanor Haase 575; Tim Eriksen 243b; Kristin Irving 393t; Dave Richardson 528b; Kit Pfau 411; Charlie Obert 217; Cheryl Foreman 410.


Steve Schmidgall brought the class back together leading song on page 391.

Charlie Obert made a special presentation of a hand knit shawl to Elouise Jerome, who has been a longstanding and generous supporter of singing in Minnesota. The Minnesota singers are grateful for their association with her.

Leaders: Claudia Egelhoff 299; Guy Bankes 574; Martha Henderson 199; Mike Shewmaker 40; Ramona Lee 32t; Steve Levine 229. Gordon Olsen said grace before the class was dismissed for lunch.


Charlie Obert began the afternoon session leading song on page 47. Leaders: Paul Wyatt 571; Janet Crosby and Annie Asch 573; Jeff Bell 176; Gene Hauptmann 293b; Christine Stevens 544; Sonja Lee Kinney and Lindsey Kinney 49b; Minja Lausevic 263; Johnny Lee 511t; Val Eng 280; Jenny Willard 367; Jim Pfau 552; Darlene Dalton and Laura Blom 511b; Cathy Lutz with students 218; Midge Olsen with students 159; Gordon Olsen with students 559; Tollie Lee with students 336t, 155.


Jim Pfau brought the class back to order leading song on page 36b. Leaders: Charlie Obert 183; Matt Wells and Doug Donley 196; Dave Richardson 515; Tim Eriksen 203; Laura Densmore 83t; Steve Schmidgall 485; Kristin Irving 122; Keith Willard and Jenny Willard 563; Cheryl Foreman 132; Minja Lausevic 274; Shelley Robbins and Isabel Maria 142; Johnny Lee 527.

Announcements were made. Chairman Denise Kania led song on page 516 as the closing song. Tollie Lee offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chair—Denise Kania; Secretary—Paul Wyatt.