Loeb Reception Center, Montgomery, Alabama
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The 25th session of the Capitol City Shape Note Singing was called to order by Bill Hogan singing 36b. Joey Brackner, Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, welcomed everyone to the singing and gave a brief history. Bill Hogan led 72b and the morning prayer was offered by Kennon Smith. Nancy Hogan and Joey Brackner served as Secretary.
Judy Chambless arranged as leaders sang from the 1991 edition Sacred Harp: Robert Chambless 77t; Judy Chambless 347; Ann Webb 282; Kennon Smith 503; Wendy Futral 339; Steve Grauberger 127; and Eugene Forbes 143 (in memory of his sister).
The class sang from the Parris-Deason Christian Harmony. Leaders: Mike Spencer 166; Eugene Forbes 253; Eddie Pierce 188; Ken Sundberg 264; Bill Hogan 51; Nancy Hogan 149; Steve Grauberger 179; and Judy Chambless 109.
Tommy Spurlock arranged as the class sang from the Cooper edition Sacred Harp. Leaders: Tommy Spurlock 99; Joey Brackner 446; Ercyl Vidrine 358, 283; Mike Spencer 380t; Robert DuPree 85; and Sam Smith 239.
The class sang from the Colored Sacred Harp. Leaders: Bill Hogan 59; Kennon Smith 18; Steve Grauberger 47b; Mike Spencer 19; Ken Sundberg 4; Bill Hogan 87; Bill & Nancy Hogan 'Give Me Just a Little More Time.' Elder Ben Keeble offered prayer and the blessing for dinner.
Judy Chambless arranged as leaders sang from the 1991 edition Sacred Harp: Bill Hogan 101t; Eddie Pierce 47b; Tim Taylor 179; Ledora Morris 235b; Kramer Klein 59; Mike Spencer 205; David & Karen Ivey 434; Joey Brackner 137; SuNell Ellis 146; Audre & J. T. Blakeley 354b.
The class sang from the Parris-Deason Christian Harmony. Leaders: Mike Spencer 361; Robert DuPree 121t; Steve Grauberger 143; Nancy Hogan 214; Jonathan Blakeley 187b; Bill Hogan 133.
Tommy Spurlock arranged as the class sang from the Cooper edition Sacred
Harp. Leaders: Ermon Richmond 406; Ann Renfroe 463; Chita Blakeley 518; Kennon
Smith 189b; Alice Sundberg 96; Lacey Blakeley 505; Wendy Futral 500; Robert
Chambless 451b; Kramer Klein 300; Mike Spencer 380; SuNell Ellis 449.
Announcements were given. David Ivey, Mike Spencer and Bill Hogan closed with 440b. Closing prayer was offered by Elder J. T. Morris.
Chairman - Bill Hogan, Secretary - Nancy Hogan & Joey Brackner.