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Conference of the Society for American Music

Sacramento, California

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The 21st annual Society for American Music Sacred Harp Singing was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Ron Pen offering opening remarks and leading 73b. Song selections were from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition.

Leaders: Deane Root 59; Jesse Karlsberg 31t; Rebecca Fulöp 47b; Mark Godfrey 472; Pat Coghlan 209; Dan Harper 183; Mark Clague 282; Leigh Cooper 32t; Stephen Shearon 40; Tim Smolko and Joanna Smolko 178; Kevin Kehrberg 373; Lindy Groening 370; Rachel Hall 77t; Gordon Rees 499; Matthew Lawson 163b; Sondra Howe 63; McKenna Milia 159. Announcements were made.


The singing was reconvened by the chairman. Leaders: Ron Pen 455; Deane Root 358; Jesse Karlsberg 392; Rebecca Fulöp 186; Mark Godfrey 500; Pat Coghlan 272; Dan Harper 268; Leigh Cooper 35; Stephen Shearon 155; Tim Smolko and Joanna Smolko 34b; Kevin Kehrberg 300; Lindy Groening 505; Rachel Hall 57; Gordon Rees 48t; Matthew Lawson 270; Sondra Howe 152; Rachel Hall “Angel’s Song” (Songs of Zion); Rachel Hall “Broomsgrove” (Songs of Zion), Gretchen Muller 565; Ron Pen 146; Deane Root and Marsha Genensky 33b. Ron Pen led 267, while the parting hand was shared, after which the class was dismissed.

The Society for American Music Singing is scheduled in conjunction with the Society’s annual conference; the date and site of the meeting vary each year. The 2016 singing will be held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Chairman and Secretary—Ron Pen