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Emory Sacred Harp Singing

Cannon Chapel, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The 13th annual Emory Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Andy Ditzler leading 569b. Malinda Snow offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Andy Ditzler 31t; David Smead 406, 374; Laura Akerman 464, 404; Jesse P. Karlsberg 448b, 275b; Malinda Snow 36b, 96; Jim Neal 95, 473; Eric Tweedy 188, 301; Nina Burris 362, 198; Lela Crowder 162, 39t; Steve Daniel 178, 282.

Jesse P. Karlsberg spoke honoring the work of retired Director of the Pitts Theology Library, Pat Graham, establishing and supporting the Emory singing and building archival collections relating to shape note singing. He introduced the new Director, Richard Manly “Bo” Adams, and invited the class to view items on display from the library’s Raymond Hamrick Papers.

RECESS

The class returned with Andy Ditzler leading 274b, followed by Philip Denney 385b, 410t; David Brodeur 369, 158. A business session was held and the following officers were elected: Chairman—David Smead; Vice Chairman—Amy Armstrong Wells; Secretary—Laura Akerman. Leaders: Lauren Bock 120, 291; Emmaleigh Calhoun 117, 159; Amy Armstrong Wells and Corinne Wells 454, 112; Kevin Kleinfelter 155, 49b; Daniel Williams 507, 360; Jerusha Wheeler 148, 556; Anders Wells 99, 110.

LUNCH

David Smead brought the class back together by leading 565. Leaders: Lisa Bennett 460, 522; Sarah Trumbore 176b, 297; Jeannette DePoy 89, 142; Robert Kelley 500, 308; Tom George 113, 436; Chris Noren 163t, 236; Andy Ditzler, Jeremy Laird, Teresa Branch Lindsey, and Neta Branch Young 319, 318; Scott DePoy and Jeffrey Zwartjes 128 (in honor of Rick Schoenberger); Jonathon Smith 65, 165; Sandra Wilkinson 441, 111t; Samuel Williams 260, 378b; Andy Morse 377, 472; Nathan Rees 187, 202; Chris Noren 203; Jared Ball, Sarah Ball, and John Plunkett 405; Tom George and Sarah Trumbore 67; Robert Kelley 540.

David Smead led 45b as the closing song. Jim Neal offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—David Smead; Vice Chairman—Amy Armstrong Wells; Secretary—Laura Akerman