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New York City All Day Singing

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn Heights, New York

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The 4th annual New York City All Day Singing was brought to order by Aldo Ceresa leading 77b. An opening prayer was offered by Kevin Griffin Moreno.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Aldo Ceresa; Vice Chairwoman—Inga Knets; Secretary—Lauren Bock; Arranging Committee—Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg and Dean Jens.

Leaders: Lauren Bock 37b; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 57; Dean Jens 123b; Diane Menella 34b; Ryan Young 348b; Charlotte Ehrman 77t; Terry Ryan 414; Violet Krumbein 48t; Ian McGullam 40; Nancy Mandel 65; Dan Adams 148; Anna Hendrick 105; Greg Mulkern 97; Rachel Speer 89; Roland Hutchinson 553; Liz Cantrell 70b; Dan Hunter 465; Anna Nowogrodzki 85; Becky Wright 209.


G.C. Waldrep called the class back to order leading 81t. Leaders: Anna Mays 426b; John Holbrook 339; Ina Shea 397; James Baumgartner 99; Cindy Wasson 547; Joseph Smeall 155; Dean Jens 480; Kelsey Sunderland 314; Cat Lyons 146; Guy Bankes 550; Susan Bingham 340; Justin Levi 197; Jessica Keyes 277; Lynne deBenedette 536; Jean Seiler 472; Oliver Kindig-Stokes 434; Barbara Swetman 313b; Richard Schmeidler 254.


Kim Moreno called the class back to order leading 59. Leaders: Crystal Burnham 445; Natalie Jablonski 56b; Jennie Brown 371; Ben Vincent 171; Jim Picton 384; Laura Borrelli 196; Ben Bath 186; Elizabeth Stokes 110; D.J. Hatfield 442; George Seiler 183; Ruth Wampler 383; Cheri Hardy 542; Jon Giles 376.

A memorial lesson was conducted by Michael Thompson and Elene Stovall. Michael Thompson led 288 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Chelsea Balestracci, Kathy Balestracci, Ozella Blackmon, Alida Brill, Daphene Causey, John delRe, Johanna Fabke, Dot Garrison, Sandra Goss, Drusilla Grubb, Brian Howard, Bud Oliver, Kathe Pilbosian, Lee Rodgers, Manny Shemin, Susan Shirk, and Violet Thomason.

Elene Stovall read scripture from Ecclesiastes 7:2, and led 564 in memory of the following deceased: Delores Beasley, Amanda Denson Brady, Brenda Dean, Fred Killingsworth Jr., Chester Lacy, Dick Mauldin, Gertrude Norton, Milton Oliver, Edith Tate, Christine Turner—Alabama; Nancy Adamson, Marilyn Darch—California; Peter Callahan, Jane Koga—Connecticut; Homer Benefield, Felton Denney, Loy Garrison, Gladys McGraw, Reby Stanford—Georgia; Pauline Childers—Michigan; Jeanette Lowry—Missouri; Abigail Imbrie—New Hampshire; Richard Cook—New York; Harry Vincent—Ohio; Kat Kinkaid—Virginia. The memorial session was closed with prayer offered by George Seiler.


Oliver Kindig-Stokes called the class back to order leading 72t. Leaders: Leyland delRe 318; G.C. Waldrep 269; Kiri Miller 430; Laura Densmore 302; Matt Hinton 192; Kim Moreno 215; Ted Mercer 468; Judy Caudle 500; Michael Thompson 300; Carly Goss 272; Richard DeLong 411; Judy Hauff 377; Elene Stovall 436; Kevin Griffin Moreno 227; John Daniel delRe 372; Daniel Braithwaite 315; Kathy Manning 408; Cathy Tucker 454; Barbara Barry 168.


Justin Levi called the class back to order leading 30b. Leaders: Gina Balestracci 419; Sam Amidon 48b; Deidra Montgomery 448t; Lara Eilhardt 142; Julian Damashek 82t; Sarah Ward 178; Chris Bracken 266; Ezekial Healy 159; Sandy Rosenberg 365; Sarah Whites-Kotichek 523; Anna Mays and Oliver Kindig-Stokes 292; Dean Jens 344; Judy Caudle and Richard DeLong 507; Elene Stovall and Michael Thompson 203; Lauren Bock and Nick Kinsey 417; Judy Hauff, Matt Hinton, and Ted Mercer 217; Aldo Ceresa and Greg Mulkern 464; Ellyse Adele Vitielo and Sarah Ward 47b.

Aldo Ceresa gave the Resolutions report, and presented Greg Mulkern with a farewell card and a copy of The American Vocalist in special recognition of his dedication to the NYC Sacred Harp singing community.

Aldo Ceresa led 62 as the closing song. George Seiler offered a closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Aldo Ceresa; Vice Chairwoman—Inga Knets; Secretary—Lauren Bock