The 35th Annual Mountain Heritage Day Singing

Hinds University Center, Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, Jackson County, North Carolina

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The morning session was sung from The Sacred Harp, 1991 edition.
Singers often led two songs at a time.

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
63, Coronation
Dr. Dooley offered the opening prayer
73b, Arlington - Mr McGraw
127, Green Fields - Dr Dooley
155, Northfield
159, Wondrous Love - Carl Blozan
452, Martin
448b, The Grieved Soul - Rachel Rudi
129, Heavenly Armor
36b, Ninety-Fifth - Dan Huger
66, Jordan (First)
40, Lenox - Judy Mincey
178, Africa
117, Babylon is Fallen - Chris Berg
68b, Ortonville
106, Ecstasy - Mary Baumeister
569b, Sacred Throne
49b, Mear - Will Peebles
58, Pisgah
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
47t, Primrose
142, Stratfield - Sara Lynch-Thomason
209, Evening Shade
312b, Restoration (First) - Steve Walker
107, Russia
101t, Canaan's Land - Barbara Denson
164, Duane Street (with Chris Wilhelm)
114, Saint's Delight - Mike Nichols
47b, Idumea - Dr Dooley
137, Liberty
282, I'm Going Home - Rachel Rudi
183, Greenwich
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 (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 1994 reprint).

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
41t, Mediation
67b, Dundee
245t, Bozrah - Mary Baumeister
170t, Refuge
255t, Watchman - Dr Dooley
225b, Martin
214, Hosanna - Mr McGraw
254b, Sicily - Steve Walker
141, Detroit
116t, The Finest Flower - Judy Mincey
50, Cranbrook
52, Newburg - Rachel Rudi
336, Crucifixion
117, Angel Band - Ed Smith
136, Sherburne
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
291b, Warrenton
281b, Palmetto - Chris Wilhelm
293, Lenox - Chris Berg
194t, Chester
103b, Fish Pond - Will Peebles
381D, Holy Manna
381A, Not Made with Hands - Carl Blozan
135, Raymond
87t, Zerah - Robert Varkony
189b, Retreat
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

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September 2009

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