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Georgian Harmony Singing

Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia

Sunday, March 20, 2016

A singing from the Georgian Harmony was held on Sunday afternoon at Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia. All song selections are from The Georgian Harmony, a tune book of the music of Raymond Hamrick, with exceptions noted below.

The class was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by John Plunkett, who led 193. Eddie Mash offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: John Plunkett 83; Judy Mincey 38; David Smead 90; Lisa Bennett 114; Sandra Wilkinson 25; Laura Ackerman 153; John Hollingsworth 171; Billy Hollingsworth 198; Andy Ditzler 251; Oscar McGuire 49; Helen Bryson 97; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 98; Eddie Mash 210; Andy Morse 233; Debora Grosse 84; Isaac Green 42.

RECESS

John Plunkett called the class to order leading 92. Leaders: Judy Mincey 76; David Smead 52; Lisa Bennett 252; Laura Ackerman 134; Sandra Wilkinson 118; Billy Hollingsworth 120; John Hollingsworth 196; Andy Ditzler 13; Oscar McGuire 26; Helen Bryson 50; Andy Morse 46; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 43; Isaac Green 29; Eddie Mash 224; Debora Grosse 225.

RECESS

The class reconvened, and sang three unpublished works from Mr. Hamrick’s early composing days. John Hollingsworth remarked this was probably the first time they had been sung by a class. The songs were titled “Sacred Harp”, “A Sinner’s Prayer” and “Angel’s Anthem”.

Eddie Mash offered a benediction. John Plunkett led 45 as the closing song.

Chairman-John Plunkett; Secretary—Judy Mincey