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Plymouth All-Day Singing

East Sandwich Friends Meetinghouse, East Sandwich, Massachusetts

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The 5th annual Plymouth Singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Justin Levi. Tom Malone conducted an excellent singing school suitable for all levels of experience, focused on improving knowledge of the rudiments of shape note singing. He used 448b, 569t, 82t, 111t, 345b, 318, 300, 150, and 291 as lessons.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Justin Levi; Secretary—Shelley Otis.


The class was called back together by Justin Levi leading 176t. Liz Cantrell offered a prayer. Leaders: Shelley Otis 159; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 126, 500; Susan Willett 274t, 282; Chuck McCallum 277, 178; Liz Cantrell 32t, 283; Emma Rose Brown 101t, 64; Tom Padwa 71, 480; Pat Callahan 510, 84; Laura Borelli 74b, 196.

Elizabeth Stoddard and Robert Stoddard conducted the memorial lesson. They led 454 and 171 in memory of Victoria Bolles, from Massachusetts, who died earlier this year. Liz Cantrell offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: George Pomfret 235, 556; Rose Marie Yntema 36b, 183. Liz Cantrell offered the blessing for the noon meal.


Anne Kazlauskas brought the class to order leading 327 and 32b. Leaders: Peter Golden 56b, 52b; Mary Gowins 222, 434; Julian Damashek 120, 392; Kelsey Sunderland 349, 444; Aldo Ceresa 280, 172; Elizabeth Stoddard 131t, 442; Jennie Brown 129, 527; Lauren Bock 145t, 146; Robert Stoddard 550, 542; Lynn deBenedette 144, 168; Tom Malone 447, 491; Chris Holley 354t, 329.


Justin Levi brought the class back to order by leading 105. Leaders: Joanne DeVoe 31t, 77 (t? b?); Jeremy Galvagni 131b, 112; Linda Shea 371, 348b; Joanna Lampert 138t, 436; Chris Holley and Peter Golden 340; Emma Rose Brown and Jennie Brown 218; Lynn deBenedette, Liz Cantrell, and Rose Marie Yntema 76b; Aldo Ceresa and Tom Malone 411; Lauren Bock, Kelsey Sunderland, and Mary Gowins 328; Pat Callahan and Susan Willett 228; Chuck McCallum and Laura Borrelli 49t; Tom Padwa and Joanne DeVoe 145b; Anne Kazlauskas and Joanna Lampert 344; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg and Julian Damashek 439; Jeremy Galvagni and Linda Shea 29t; Justin Levi and Shelley Otis 504.

A business meeting was held in which the secretary reported 72 songs were sung by 29 leaders and that expenses had been met. The business session was closed.

Justin Levi and Shelley Otis led 62 as the closing song. Liz Cantrell dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Justin Levi; Secretary—Shelley Otis