Sixth Annual Wears Valley Convention

Wears Valley, Tennessee
Saturday, 24 September and Sunday, 25 September, 2022

All selections from The New Harp of Columbia..

Saturday, 24 September at Elkmont Chapel of Valley View Baptist Church

Andrew Whaley, the moderator, noted that this year marks the hundred consecutive (except for 2020) singing (though not always at this location). Originally erected in what became Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Elkmont Chapel was dismantled, loaded onto a truck, moved to its present site, and re-erected, in 1938. In 2017 the date of the singing was changed to the fourth Saturday in September, the day before the Headrick Chapel singing. Today we had 4 trebles, 7 altos, 11 leads, and 4 basses, only a few less than we had in 2018. We sang 62 songs.

Morning Session:
105 - Holy Manna - Andrew Whaley
prayer - Andrew Whaley
108T - Waynesville - Mary Baumeister
48 - Christian Contemplation - Joe Sarten
68T - Paradise - Elizabeth Wood
125T - New Haven - Joseph Bray
30 - Sion’s Security - Mandy Askins
144 - Rowley - Claudia Dean
87T - Hightower - Paul Clabo
99 - Morning Trumpet - Cora Sweatt Jones
81B - Golden Hill - Joe Schrock
40 - Aurora - Claudie Dean
28B - Maysville - Chris Wilhelm
115 - Northfield - Dorothea Maynard
114T - Zion - Leslie Booher
69B - Middleton - Bill Gathergood
168A - Lena - Bob Brylawski
22A - Detroit - David Sarten
75T - Anticipation - Andrew Whaley
67T - Soda - Mary Baumeister
52A - Evening Shade - Joe Sarten
56B - Warrenton - Elizabeth Wood
143 - Wondrous Love - Cora Sweatt Jones
117 - Coronation - Joseph Bray
35 - Ninety-Fifth - Mandy Askins
51 - Mount Olivet - Paul Clabo
82 - Bealoth - Joe Schrock
68B - Albany - Claudia Dean
108B - Harwell - Chris Wilhelm
14 - Mear - Bill Gathergood
16 - Greenfields - Dorothea Maynard
39T - China - Leslie Booher
131 - Marston - Janet Whaley
162 - David’s Lamentation - Bob Brylawski
blessing before Dinner on the Grounds - Paul Clabo

Afternoon session:
110 - North Salem - Andrew Whaley
91 - Lancaster - Mary Baumeister
85 - Greenland - Joe Sarten
15 - Prospect - Elizabeth Wood
130 - Antioch - Cora Sweatt Jones
42 - Lenox - Dorothea Maynard
74 - Never Part Again - Paul Clabo
180 - Whitestown - Joe Sarten
47 - The Promised Land - Joe Schrock
154 - Yarmouth - Claudia Dean
39 - St. Martins - Chris Wilhelm
43 - Pleasant Hill - Dorothea Maynard
22T - Missionary Chant - Leslie Booher
112 - Humility - Andrew Whaley
108A - Star in the East - Bob Brylawski
11 - Old Hundred - Elizabeth Wood
97A - Athens - David Sarten
34T - Anvern - Mary Baumeister
98 - Liberty - Joe Sarten
104T - Mount Vernon - Elizabeth Wood
183 - Long Ago - Cora Sweatt Jones
129T - Dublin - Joe Schrock
163 - New Topia - Chris Wilhelm
151 - Pleyel’s Hymn (second) - Dorothea Maynard
195 - Easter Anthem - Leslie Booher
114A - Tennessee - Bob Brylawski
162A - David’s Lamentation - Elizabeth Wood
60 - Importunity - Andrew Whaley
closing prayer - David Sarten

Sunday, 25 September at Headrick Chapel

Moderators were David Sarten in the morning, and Andrew Whaley in the afternoon. We had 34 singers, with 6 trebles, 7 altos, 13 leads, 6 basses (morning). We sang 67 songs.

Headrick Chapel was built in 1902, out of sturdy yellow poplar (tulip poplar) boards, trees that abound in these regions. Four congregations shared it, each meeting monthly: Northern and Southern Baptists, Missionary Baptists, and Primitive Baptists. The building has not been a house of worship for more than two decades. The singing probably dates from the 1960s. A sign in front proclaims that Headrick Chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Morning Session
107 - Holy Manna - David Sarten (moderator)
prayer - Paul Clabo
21T - Rockingham - Claudia Dean
25 - Ninety-Third - Joe Sarten
61 - Leander - Paul Clabo
99 - Morning Trumpet - Sharee Green
62T - Peterboro - Mary Baumeister
59B - Arlington - Roger Bland
14 - Mear - Joseph Bray
72A - Messiah - Andrew Whaley
30 - Sion’s Security - Bob Richmond
52A - Evening Shade - Tina Becker
144 - Rowley - Judy Mincey
122 - Summer - Sadhbh O’Flynn
75B - Lorinda - Chris Wilhelm
74 - Never Part Again - Robin Goddard
48 - Christian Contemplation - Maddy Mullany
16 - Greenfields - Dorothea Maynard
35 - Ninety-Fifth - Christa White
63B - Azmon - Leslie Booher
143 - Wondrous Love - David Sarten
80B - Shawmut - Bill Gathergood
170 - Spring - Bob Brylawski
131B - Broomfield - Clarke Williams
46 - Concord - Claudia Dean
57 - Protection - Joe Sarten
75B - Anticipation - Paul Clabo
56B - Warrenton - Sharee Green
121 - Seaman - Mary Baumeister, for Diane Eskenasy, IMO Tim Aldrich
82A - Exultation - Patricia Laz
22A - Detroit - Roger Bland
125B - New Haven - Joseph Bray
blessing, dinner on the grounds - Andrew Whaley

Afternoon Session
51 - Mount Olivet - Andrew Whaley
145 - Oliphant - Gail Doss
115 - Northfield - Bob Richmond
206 - Western Mount Pleasant - Tina Becker
68T - Paradise - Judy Mincey
27B - Choral Song - Chris Wilhelm
125A - Cumberland - Sadhbh O’Flynn
64T - Zerah - Robin Goddard
104T - Mount Vernon - Elizabeth Wood
53B - Dundee - Leslie Booher
68B - Albany - Maddy Mullany
109 - Bruce’s Address - Christa White
131T - Marston - Janet Whaley
178B - Invitation - Dorothea Maynard
69B - Middleton - Bill Gathergood
44 - Idumea - Bob Brylawski
168A - Lena - Judy Mincey
162A - David’s Lamentation - Tina Becker
105 - Erie - Joe Sarten
43 - Pleasant Hill - Elizabeth Wood
20A - Fairfield - Claudia Dean
117 - Coronation - Joseph Bray
74A - Davisson’s Retirement - Clarke Williams
87A - Confidence - Mary Baumeister
72T - “My Mother’s Bible” - Andrew Whaley
62A - Florida - Dorothea Maynard
94 - Devizes - Tina Becker
18 - Windham - Bob Richmond
114T - Zion - Judy Mincey
129 - Dublin - Sadhbh O’Flynn
20B - Hebron - Robin Goddard
13 - Reflection - Maddy Mullany
180 - Whitestown - Bob Brylawski
11 - Old Hundred - Bill Gathergood
110 - North Salem - Elizabeth Wood
134 - Indian’s Farewell - Andrew Whaley
closing prayer - Paul Clabo

Minutes by Bob Richmond

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