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University of Georgia Singing

State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Sunday, February 25, 2018

The annual session of the University of Georgia Singing was held on the fourth Sunday in February. This is the only annual singing that uses The Social Harp, first published in 1855. Michael Spencer brought the class to order by leading 191 (ScH). John Hollingsworth offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Bill Hollingsworth 108 (ScH); Lisa Bennett 195 (ScH); Robert Kelley 102 (ScH); Judy Mincey 103 (ScH); John Hollingsworth 86 (ScH); Jerusha Wheeler 228 (ScH); Oscar McGuire 34 (ScH); John Plunkett 134 (ScH); Shannon Primm 135 (ScH); Lauren Bock 137 (ScH); Eli Snyder 209 (ScH); Stina Soderling 53 (ScH); Chris Wilhelm 82 (ScH); Jesse P. Karlsberg 170 (ScH); Maddy Mullany 60 (ScH); Tristan Gordon 140 (ScH); Dave Farmer 218t (ScH); Clarke Williams 24t (ScH); Karen Redwine 115 (ScH); David Smead 239 (ScH); Michael Spencer 200 (ScH); Bill Hollingsworth 63 (ScH); Robert Kelley 213 (ScH); Lisa Bennett 87 (ScH).


The class was called back to order by John Plunkett leading 184 (ScH). A business session was held and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Michael Spencer; Vice Chairman—Bill Hollingsworth; Secretary—Lisa Bennett.

Leaders: Judy Mincey 202 (ScH); Jerusha Wheeler 201 (ScH); Oscar McGuire 88 (ScH); Shannon Primm 222 (ScH); Lauren Bock 182 (ScH); Eli Snyder 52b (ScH); Stina Soderling 218b (ScH); Chris Wilhelm 141 (ScH); Jesse P. Karlsberg 49 (ScH); Maddy Mullany 98 (ScH); Tristan Gordon 68 (ScH); Dave Farmer 83 (ScH) (for Raymond Farmer); Clarke Williams 42 (ScH); Karen Redwine 58 (ScH); David Smead 250 (ScH); Justin Bowen 159 (ScH).


During the afternoon session, the class sang selections from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Michael Spencer 370; Lisa Bennett 204; Julian Damashek 39b; Christy Sinksen 448t; Kevin Kelly 39t; Bill Hollingsworth 236; Robert Kelley 99; Judy Mincey 365 (at John Hollingsworth’s request); Jerusha Wheeler 369; Oscar McGuire 163b; John Plunkett 475; Shannon Primm 163t; Tristan Gordon 353; Chris Wilhelm 504; Lauren Bock 542; Stina Soderling 558; Maddy Mullany 345b; Dave Farmer 209; Eli Snyder 270; Clarke Williams 86; David Smead 422 (for his cousin, Mark); Liz Weaver 503; Justin Bowen 187; Kevin Kelly 198; Christy Sinksen 107; Julian Damashek 470.


Leaders: Michael Spencer 354t; Lauren Bock, Sara Donaldson, and Kathy Pool 45t; Chris Wilhelm 186 (for Elsie Hollingsworth); Stina Soderling 162; Robert Kelley 77b; Tristan Gordon 56b; Bill Hollingsworth 180; Maddy Mullany 472; Clarke Williams 145t; Judy Mincey 464; Oscar McGuire 276; Jerusha Wheeler 142; Shannon Primm 500; Justin Bowen 396; Dave Farmer 455; Jesse P. Karlsberg and Lucey Rose Karlsberg 88t. Following announcements, Michael Spencer led 521 as the closing song. Shannon Primm offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Michael Spencer; Vice Chairman—Bill Hollingsworth; Secretary—Lisa Bennett