Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, Jackson County, North Carolina
Saturday, 26 September, 2009
The morning session was sung from The Sacred Harp (1991 revision).
Mike Nichols welcomed the singers.
Dr. James Dooley, Professor Emeritus at WCU, gave a brief introduction, remembering the late Dr. Eva Adcock, the founder of this singing.
Mr. Hugh McGraw opened the singing with
Dr. Dooley offered the opening prayer
73b, Arlington - Mr. McGraw
127, Greenfields - Dr. Dooley
159, Wondrous Love - Carl Blozan
448b, The Grieved Soul - Rachel Rudi
129, Heavenly Armor
36b, Ninety Fifth - Dan Huger
40, Lenox - Judy Mincey
117, Babylon is Fallen - Chris Berg
106, Ecstasy - Mary Baumeister
569b, Sacred Throne
49b, Mear - Will Peebles
Dr. Dooley announced that this year's recipient of the WCU Mountain Heritage Eva Adcock Award was our own Mike Nichols!.
373, Homeward Bound - Chris Wilhelm
500, Living Hope
222, Ocean - Ed Smith
142, Stratfield - Sara Lynch-Thomason
209, Evening Shade
312b, Restoration - Steve Walker
101t, Canaan's Land - Barbara Denson
164, Duane Street (with Chris Wilhelm)
114, Saint's Delight - Mike Nichols
47b, Idumea - Dr. Dooley
282, I'm Going Home - Rachel Rudi
81t, Beach Spring - Carl Blozan
146, Hallelujah - Mr. McGraw
128, The Promised Land - Mike Nichols
Lunch blessing - Ed Smith
Lunch, kindly provided by the university.
The afternoon session was sung from The Christian Harmony (1873/1994: 'the Walker book').
Mike Nichols welcomed back the singers.
Dr. Dooley gave brief history of this singing.
Dan Huger offered a quick lesson on shapenotes and opened the singing with
245t, Bozrah - Mary Baumeister
255t, Watchman - Dr. Dooley
214, Hosanna - Mr. McGraw
254b, Sicily - Steve Walker
116, The Finest Flower - Judy Mincey
52, Newburg - Rachel Rudi
117, Angel Band - Ed Smith
339, Samanthra - Nick Gattis
359, Wondrous Love
51, Lonsdale - Mike Nichols, for Diane and Tim who could not be with us today.
367, David's Lamentation
81t, Maitland - Becky Walker
281b, Palmetto - Chris Wilhelm
293, Lenox - Chris Berg
103b, Fish Pond - Will Peebles
381D, Holy Manna
381A, Not Made With Hands - Carl Blozan
87t, Zerah - Robert Varkony
200b, Parting Hand - Dan Huger
Closing prayer, Mike Nichols
Thanks to WCU and Mtn Heritage Center for their generous hospitality.
The day was one of heavy continuous rain with flooding, so the entire festival had been moved to higher ground. We were in the Multipurpose Room of the Hinds University Center.
Minutes by Mary Baumeister