The 14th Annual Old St. John's Singing

Old St. John's Historic Church
Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Most selections from The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 1994 reprint), with a few from
The Christian Harmony ('Alabama book', Deason-Parris revision, 2002 printing) (tagged with `AL').

Dorothy Lane greeted the singers, and led
21, Webster.
Opening prayer - Michael Spencer

Mrs Lane opened a business meeting, said she understood that Larry Beveridge had stated publicly he no longer wished to be president, and asked if there were nominations to the office. She herself was nominated by acclamation, and elected unanimously. Jane Spencer was nominated Vice-President, and also elected unanimously. Dan Huger volunteered to serve as Secretary, and was also elected. John Plunkett was named as Arranging committee. The Business meeting was closed.

345b, The Shepherd's Star - Jane Spencer
77t, Rockingham (First) - Dan Huger
308, Prince of Light - John Plunkett
322t, Little Worth - Michael Spencer
185t, Park Street - Eddie Mash
41b, Ardor - Don Wiley
52, Newburg - Leslie Booher
48, Mount Helicon - Chris Wilhelm
178b, Duke Street - Ann Strange
215b, Kay - Nathan Rees
215t, In That Morning - Becky Walker
381A, Not Made with Hands - Carl Blozan
36t, Lovely Vine - Claudia Dean


51, Lonsdale - Jane Spencer
325b, Trial's Hour - Mary Baumeister
289b, Happy Land - Anna Swanton
342t, Blest Morn - Steve Walker
140, Edom - Julianne Wiley
282, Friendship - Joe Holbert
178t, Pilesgrove - Lela Crowder
80t, Caddo - Peter Golden
89b, Northfield - Diane Eskenasy
248t, Inley - Robert Kelley
62b, Joy to the World - Jonathon Smith
77b, Cambridge - Guy Bankes
330, Fulfilment - Annie Hasz
367, David's Lamentation - Scott Swanton
123t, Rapturous Scene - Shannon Primm
Blessing for dinner, Dan Huger


117, Angel Band - Anna Swanton
171t, Sessions - Corrone Bryant
327, The Christian's Hope - Dorothy Lane

Mrs Lane had heard from Glenda Lowry, that her husband Charles, a minister of music from Lancaster, SC, and a strong supporter of this singing in recent years, had died very suddenly in October. As a memorial lesson in particular memory of Charles, Jane Spencer led
261t, The Good Shepherd
88, Pisgah - Dan Huger
336, Crucifixion - John Plunkett
163b, Burroughs - Michael Spencer
145b, Consolation - Leslie Booher
138, Mount Pisgah - Eddie Mash
131 (AL), Will You Meet Me? - Don Wiley
349 (AL), Redemption (First) - Becky Walker
87t, Zerah - Guy Bankes
346, Star in the East - Peter Golden
269t, Restoration - Annie Hasz


105b, Resignation - Dorothy Lane
323b, Angels Singing - Jonathon Smith
71t, Edwards - Mary Baumeister
136, Sherburne - Diane Eskenasy
224b, Hark! My Soul - Nathan Rees
347, Portuguese Hymn - Lela Crowder
254b, Sicily - Steve Walker
339, Samanthra - Julianne Wiley
175t, Breaker - Shannon Primm (for Michael Walker)
158, The Land of Rest - Scott Swanton
297, Lucas - Claudia Dean
116t, The Finest Flower - Robert Kelley
359, Wondrous Love - Carl Blozan
129b, Christmas - Ann Strange and John Plunkett
137, Antioch - Chris Wilhelm
200b, Parting Hand
Closing prayer, Dorothy Lane

There were 32 singers. The weather was cloudy and cold. A collection of $150 was taken and will be donated to the restoration project for St. John's Historic Church. Thank you to Rutherford County Historical Association, for their preservation of the building and our use of it.

Minutes: Dan Huger

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