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University of Georgia Singing

State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The 47th 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 86 (ScH). John Hollingsworth offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Bill Hollingsworth 164 (ScH); David Smead 143 (ScH); Lisa Bennett 97 (ScH); Eli Snyder 141 (ScH); Maddy Mullany 98 (ScH). A business session was held, and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Michael Spencer; Vice Chairman—Bill Hollingsworth; Secretary—David Smead. Jane Cannon was appointed as the Arranging Officer.

Leaders: Robert Kelley 135 (ScH); Nathan Rees 153 (ScH); Clarke Williams 107 (ScH); Chris Wilhelm 170 (ScH); John Plunkett 22 (ScH); John Hollingsworth 250 (ScH); Oscar McGuire 34 (ScH); Matt Hinton 61b (ScH); Jesse P. Karlsberg 108 (ScH); Lauren Bock 198 (ScH); Jane Cannon 193 (ScH); Michael Spencer 87 (ScH); Bill Hollingsworth 52t (ScH); Lisa Bennett 70 (ScH); David Smead 185 (ScH); Eli Snyder 19 (ScH); Maddy Mullany 239 (ScH); Robert Kelley 102 (ScH); Nathan Rees 63 (ScH); Clarke Williams 134 (ScH).


The class was called back to order by Michael Spencer leading 37 (ScH). Leaders: Chris Wilhelm 51 (ScH); John Plunkett 218t (ScH); Oscar McGuire 159 (ScH); Matt Hinton 208t (ScH); Jesse P. Karlsberg 31 (ScH); Jane Cannon 61t (ScH); Michael Spencer 200 (ScH); Bill Hollingsworth 182 (ScH); Lisa Bennett 183 (ScH); Dave Farmer 169 (ScH); David Smead 95 (ScH); Eli Snyder 228 (ScH); Robert Kelley 100 (ScH); Nathan Rees 60 (ScH); Clarke Williams 165 (ScH); Dave Farmer 139 (ScH); Chris Wilhelm 82 (ScH); John Plunkett 184 (ScH); Oscar McGuire 154 (ScH); Matt Hinton 55t (ScH); Lauren Bock 52b (ScH).


During the afternoon sessions, the class sang from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Bill Hollingsworth 81t; Jesse P. Karlsberg 371; Anna Hinton 142; Angie Martin 49t; Erica Hinton 270; Christy Sinksen 448t; Stefani Priskos 123t; Justin Bowen 163t; Robert Kelley 302; Clarke Williams 436; Nathan Rees 449; Dave Farmer 65; Chris Wilhelm 228; John Plunkett 77b; John Hollingsworth and Bill Hollingsworth 236; Matt Hinton 187; Lauren Bock 454 (for Sarah Huckaby); Jane Cannon and Robin Rickly 347 (for Concetta Branson); Michael Spencer 354t; Bill Hollingsworth 365; Lisa Bennett 383 (for Concetta Branson); Oscar McGuire 475; David Smead 531.


Leaders: Michael Spencer 308; Justin Bowen 392; Stefani Priskos 56b; Christy Sinksen and Nelda VanSchoick 47b; Clarke Williams 388; Nathan Rees 189; Dave Farmer 532; Robert Kelley 513; Chris Wilhelm 108b; Jesse P. Karlsberg 45b; Oscar McGuire 229; Lisa Bennett 70t (for Allan Jenkins); Bill Hollingsworth 489; Jane Cannon 500. Following announcements, Michael Spencer led 521 as the closing song. John Hollingsworth offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Michael Spencer; Vice Chairman—Bill Hollingsworth; Secretary—David Smead