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Boston All-Day Singing

Old South Church, Boston, Massachusetts

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The 2nd annual Boston All-Day Singing was held at Old South Church in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday before the second Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Kelsey Sunderland leading 47t. The opening prayer was offered by Justin Levi.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Elizabeth Stoddard; Vice Chairman—Joanna Lampert; Treasurer—Robert Stoddard; Chaplain—Justin Levi; Secretary—Pat Callahan.

Leaders: Elizabeth Stoddard 32t; Joanna Lampert 283; Pat Callahan 131b; D.J. Hatfield 411; Robert Dove 287; Matt Cartmill 201; Sally Langendorf 108t; Justin Levi 57; Philippa Stoddard 171; George Pomfret 300; Alvaro Duarte 99; Natalie Jablonski 214; Tom Padwa 71; Mary Jo Shafer 452; Ben Vincent 460; Bob Parr 215; Liz Cantrell 187; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 298; Charles Biada 42; Mary Gowins 371; Al McCready 448b.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Jennie Brown leading 145b. Leaders: Lauren Bock 87; Michael Nord 511; Ron Trial 84; Yael Tarshish 440; Ines Lüttgen 73t; George Dyment 168; Bill Holt 475; Robert Stoddard 56b; Emma Rose Brown 383; Lynne deBenedette 157; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 145t; Paula Picton 189; Deidra Montgomery 431; Jonathan Smith 224; Kelly House 384; Bobbie Goodell 270; Richard Ivey 436; Joanne Fuller 121; Masti-Denise Mayrand 82t; Peter Golden 112; Lucy O’Leary 217; Anne Kazlauskas 280; Somen Goodman 569b; Nancy Mandel 474; Chris Holley 40; Ina Shea 80t; Jen Agans 282; Richard Schmeidler 120; Eric Hildebrant 23b. Justin Levi offered a prayer of thanksgiving for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Chris Holley called the class back together leading 105. Leaders: Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg and Lauren Bock 153; Joanna Lampert and Kelsey Sunderland 564; Aldo Ceresa 220; Liz Cantrell and Natalie Jablonski 500; Jonathan Smith 312t; Ines Lüttgen 197; Richard Ivey 454; Emma Rose Brown and Michael Nord 192; Lynne deBenedette 77t; Bill Holt and Robert Dove 155; Philippa Stoddard and Alvaro Duarte 528; Ina Shea 263; Deidra Montgomery and Lucy O’Leary 269; John Ostwald 70b; Kelly House 196; Bobbie Goodell and Peter Golden 448t; Richard Schmeidler 254; Kristina Penikis 178; Jennie Brown and Mary Gowins 550; Paula Picton 392; Bob Parr 362; Justin Levi and Joanne Fuller 444; Libby Brownell 377; Somen Goodman 47b.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Elizabeth Stoddard and Robert Stoddard leading 67. Leaders: Al McCready 323b; Pat Callahan and Yael Tarshish 472; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 347; D.J. Hatfield 250; Charles Biada and Nancy Mandel 271t; Mary Jo Shafer 101t; Tom Padwa 91; Ron Trial and Anne Kazlauskas 327; George Dyment 209; Jen Agans 38b; Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner 291.

Announcements were made. The Treasurer reported that all expenses had been met. The Secretary reported that 95 singers from 13 states and one province attended, and 56 leaders led 89 songs.

Elizabeth Stoddard, Joanna Lampert, Robert Stoddard, and Pat Callahan led 62 as the closing song. Justin Levi offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Elizabeth Stoddard; Vice Chairman—Joanna Lampert; Secretary—Pat Callahan