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Poland Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Foksal Press Centre, Warsaw, Poland

September 27-28, 2014

Saturday, September 27

The 3rd session of the Poland Sacred Harp Convention was held in the Foksal Press Centre, Warsaw, Poland. The class was called to order by Jacek Borkowicz and Gosia Perycz leading 59. The opening prayer was offered by Blazej Matusiak.

Leaders: Dominika Jedrzejczak 49t; Anna Spruch 101t; Blazej Matusiak 171; Justyna Orlikowska 56t; Tomasz Mochon 274t; Kuba Choinski and Gosia Perycz 535; Magdalena Gryszko 111b; Steve Helwig 327; Geoff Grainger 156; Lukasz Zóltek and Blazej Matusiak 47b; Andreas Manz 164; Claire Hogan 284; Aaron Kahn 95; Gail Doss 566; Hannah Land 422; Mary Helen Dupree 350; Nick Hall 456; Chris Coughlin 138t; Helen Brown 103; Zack Lindahl 34t; Kate Coxon 569b; Ethan Hardy 296; Joanne Fuller 460.

RECESS

Joanna Mankiewicz called the class back to order leading 87. Leaders: Kama Dembinska 501; Rachel Jordan 200; Rick Foreman 142; Jessica Sligter 290; Yotin Tiewtrakul 299; Linda Thomas 176b; Vivian Rogan 215; David Ivey 517; Sonny Erwin 534; Cath Tyler 318; Ted Brown 187; Diane Ross 455; Sheila Girling Macadam 480; Ophir Ilzetzki 550; Ellen Lueck 377; Gary Rogan 319; Karen Ivey 442; Susan Cherones 564; Chris Brown 441; Corinna Frische 430; Edmund Richardson 573; Monika Roszkowska and Steve Helwig 268; Magdalena Osthaus 448b; Dan Brittain 375; Kathy Williams 151; Alberta Hardy 275b. A blessing before the noon meal was offered by Blazej Matusiak.

LUNCH

Anna Godlewska and Jacek Borkowicz called the class back to order leading 86. Leaders: Colleen Jones 84; Edwin Macadam 280; Ruth McNamara 335; Donald Ross 225t; Buell Cobb 83t; Karen Willard 36t; Cheryl Foreman 53; Michael Walker 507; Judy Whiting 176t; Eddie Mash 365; Jesse P. Karlsberg 542; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 546; Richard Schmeidler 254; Gail Doss 191; Helen Brown 192; Andreas Manz 65; Hannah Land 532; Rick Foreman 481; Rachel Jordan 538; Justyna Orlikowska 168; Mary Helen Dupree 106; Karen Ivey, David Ivey, and Ewelina Danecka 384.

RECESS

Kuba Choinski called the class back to order leading 49b. Leaders: Geoff Grainger 178; Claire Hogan 77t; Anna Spruch 99; Kate Coxon 85; Sonny Erwin and Nick Hall 113; Gosia Perycz 186; Ethan Hardy 294; Zack Lindahl 33b; Joanne Fuller 61; Chris Coughlin 97; Nick Hall 454; Kathy Williams 208; Aaron Kahn 67; Magdalena Gryszko 155; Jessica Sligter 209; Edmund Richardson 35; Susan Cherones 300; Diane Ross 40; Chris Brown 223; Corinna Frische 42; Alberta Hardy 229; Ted Brown 303; Vivian Rogan 146.

Announcements were made. Jacek Borkowicz led 163b as the closing song. Blazej Matusiak offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, September 28

The Sunday session of the Poland Sacred Harp Convention was called to order by Jacek Borkowicz leading 32t. Blazej Matusiak offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Gosia Perycz 37b; Kuba Choinski 40; Kama Dembinska 66; Steve Helwig 105; Dominika Jedrzejczak 131b; Ophir Ilzetzki 425; Claire Hogan 56b; Blazej Matusiak 344; Rojana Wings 228; Piotr Zarzycki 457; Linda Thomas 39t; Edwin Macadam 472; Corinna Frische 89; Mary Helen Dupree 94; Andreas Manz 84.

RECESS

Anna Spruch called the class back to order leading 148. Leaders: Justyna Orlikowska 27; Philip Jacobs 186 (for his daughter); Karolina Materek and Gosia Perycz 274t; Cheryl Foreman 492; Chris Coughlin 189; Gail Doss 547; Sheila Girling Macadam 553; Jesse P. Karlsberg 291; Cath Tyler 548; Gary Rogan 276 (for Edith Owen); Karen Willard 434 (for Daphene Causey); Rick Foreman 448t.

A memorial lesson was held. Magdalena Gryszko led 480 for the following sick and shut-ins: Harald Grundner, Pam Regan, Stanislawa Miszczak, Daphene Causey, Alison Zunklei, Derek Winstanley, Margaret Steel, Henry Johnson, Rick Cunningham, Manfred W., Bill Kerridge, Alina Henszel, Janina Zieman, Allan Jones, David Sillito, Liliana Sillito, Roy McGregor, Rodney Willard, Barbara Willard, Sister Pippa, Margaret Long, Paula Mogensen, Paul Wyatt, Edith Owen, S.T. Reed, Sammie Oliver, Jewel Wootten, Evelyn Harris, Toney Smith, Lavoy Smith, Henry Archibald-Lupo, Anne Greaves-Lord, and Winnie Minor.

Blazej Matusiak spoke and led 284 in memory of the following deceased: James Burgess, Marko von Der Horst, Geoffrey Nalnar, Jan Maria and Joachim, Dorothy Williams, Hobert Ivey, Betty Wright, Carroll Lundsford, C.T. Williams, Carlene Griffin, Marcia Barrentine, Helen Petty, Peggy Lane, Vita Ilzetzki, Sallie Foreman, Harry Dorney, Bill Gillanders, Patricia Price, Dudley Fuller, Don Bishop, Jean Bell, Shelbie Sheppard, Mike Nunn, Mayer Shevin, Teenie Moody, Protag, Stanislawa Gacinska, and Regina Macierzynska. Blazej Matusiak offered the closing prayer for the memorial service.

Leaders: David Ivey 201; Judy Whiting 521; Dan Brittain 220; Ruth McNamara 146; Zack Lindahl 73t; Kate Coxon 91; Buell Cobb 69b; Eddie Mash 263; Hannah Land 376. A blessing before the noon meal was offered by Michael Walker.

LUNCH

Gosia Perycz called the class back to order leading 309. Leaders: Steve Helwig 333; Vivian Rogan 282; Edmund Richardson 528; JoDell Albi 328; Helen Brown 411; Jessica Sligter, Honorata Pawlicka-Zurakowska, and Bradd Libby 95; Michael Walker 283; Susan Cherones 278t; Karen Ivey 336; Alberta Hardy 323t; Nick Hall 183; Ellen Lueck 426b; Kathy Williams 222; Donald Ross 475; Karen Turner and Margaret Bradshaw 122; Sonny Erwin and David Ivey 415; Joanne Fuller 500; Ethan Hardy 232; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 383; Geoff Grainger 31t.

RECESS

Kuba Choinski and Monika Roszkowska called the class back to order leading 503. Leaders: Richard Schmeidler 334; Yotin Tiewtrakul 48t; Diane Ross 543; Chris Brown 279; Anna Spruch 107; Aaron Kahn 271t; Jesse P. Karlsberg and Eddie Mash 267; Rachel Jordan 474; Ophir Ilzetzki 269; Sheila Girling Macadam and Edwin Macadam 198; Cath Tyler 330b; Karen Willard and Dan Brittain 154; Lukasz Zóltek and Gosia Perycz 45t; Judy Whiting and Chris Brown 354t; Gary Rogan 234; Ellen Lueck 230; Michael Walker 213t; JoDell Albi 74b.

The Chairman asked for reports. The Finance Committee reported expenses for the convention were met. The Secretary reported that over the two days of singing 172 songs had been sung, with 76 leaders and 96 singers from 12 countries: USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Hong Kong, Israel, Czech Republic and Poland. Announcements were made.

Jacek Borkowicz led 62 as the closing song. Bridgett Hill Kennedy offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Jacek Borkowicz; Vice Chairman—Gosia Perycz; Secretary—Dominika Jedrzejczak