The 33rd Annual Mountain Heritage Day Singing

Outreach Center Gymnasium, Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, Jackson County, North Carolina

Saturday, September 29, 2007

The morning session was sung from The Sacred Harp, 1991 edition

Mr. McGraw opened the singing leading
32t, Corinth
Dr. James Dooley, Emeritus Chair of the WCU Music Department welcomed the singers and led
127, Green Fields
Mr. Hugh McGraw then gave a brief introduction to the four shape system and led
111b, To Die No More
101t, Canaan's Land - Dan Huger
178, Africa - Eddie Mash
569b, Sacred Throne - Ken George
312t, Sing to Me of Heaven - Ed Smith
97, We'll Soon Be There - Mike Nichols
56b, Villulia - Mary Baumeister
128, The Promised Land - Chris Wilhelm
155, Northfield - Will Peebles
159, Wondrous Love - Carl Blozan
200, Edom - Diane Eskenasy
107, Russia - Steve Walker
129, Heavenly Armor - Carl Johnson (?)
354b, Happy Land - Don Wiley
68b, Ortonville - Hugh McGraw
39t, Detroit - Susie Smith
335, Return Again - Caroline Parsons
45t, New Britain - Robert Varkony
313b, Cobb - Chris Berg
38b, Windham - Dan Huger
114, Saint's Delight - Caroline Parsons
225t, Reynolds - Eddie Mash
84, Amsterdam


452, Martin - Hugh McGraw
Blessing - Ed Smith

Lunch was provided by the Mountain Heritage Day committee. Thank you!

The afternoon session was sung from The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 1994 reprint).

Mike Nichols welcomed the singers.
Dan Huger gave a brief introduction to Christian Harmony and the seven shape system.
255t, Watchman - Dr Dooley
218t, Cookham - Willie Israel
214, Hosanna - Hugh McGraw
46t, The Hill of Zion - Homer Smith
207t, Windham
215t, In That Morning - Ed Smith
117, Angel Band - Mary Baumeister
49, Forever with the Lord - Eddie Mash
55b, Idumea - Ken George
51, Lonsdale - Diane Eskenasy
217, Jerusalem - Steve Walker
291b, Warrenton - Becky Walker
88, Pisgah - Will Peebles
147t, Fairfield - Caroline Parsons
171t, Sessions - Don Wiley
381A, Not Made with Hands - Carl Blozan
339, Samanthra - Mike Nichols
359, Wondrous Love
128t, Ninety-Fifth - Chris Wilhelm
182t, Rothwell - Robert Varkony
127, Ocean - Edna Vickers
367, David's Lamentation - Dan Huger, by request
261t, The Good Shepherd
198, Creation - Willie Israel
130b, Passing Away - Jerry Israel, by request


200b, Parting Hand

Closing prayer - Ed Smith

The day was fair and started cool but became warmer.
There were about sixty singers throughout the day, with several dozen more listeners in and out.

Minutes: Mary Baumeister

2007 Minutes listing
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September 2007

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