Burwell Building, Wofford College
Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Saturday, March 20, 2010
The 16th annual session of the South Carolina State Singing in Memory of William Walker was held in the Burwell Building at Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina on the Saturday before the third Sunday in March.
The books used during the singing were The Sacred Harp, 1991 edition, The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 1994 reprint), and The Southern Harmony, 1854 facsimile, 1987 UofK reprint.
Dr. Doyle Boggs of Wofford College welcomed the participants and Nathan Rees taught an introductory lesson covering four shapes and seven shapes.
The first session was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 edition.
Jonathon Smith brought the class to order leading 59. John Hollingsworth offered prayer. Leaders: 49t - Jane Spencer; 48t - Nathan Rees; 49t - Charlene Wallace; 146 - Walter Hartley; 65 - Shannon Primm; 230 - Rachel Rudi; 63 - Gib Rogers; 155 - Diane Eskenasy; 113 - Michael Spencer; 159 - Harry Eskew; 273 - Bobbi Albert; 268 - Leon Carnell; 213t - Michael Walker; 569b - Frances Carnell; 200 - Danny Arms; 48b - Mary Baumeister; 415 - Chris Wilhelm; 284 - Sandra Whittle and Nathan Rees.
Jonathon Smith brought the class back to order leading 36b. A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jonathon Smith; Vice Chairman—Danny Arms; Secretary—Jane Spencer; Chaplain—Nathan Rees; Arranging Committee—Jane Spencer.
The following session was from The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 1994 reprint).
Leaders: 214 - Danny Arms; 41t - Jane Spencer; 235 - Nathan Rees; 215t - Dorothy Lane; 355 - Ken George; 381A - Adam Lockamy; 381B - Walter Hartley; 327 - Shannon Primm; 282 - Rachel Rudi; 223t - Gib Rogers; 51 - Diane Eskenasy; 322t - Michael Spencer; 60b - Harry Eskew; 88 - Chris Wilhelm; 171t - Bobbi Albert; 34b - Leon Carnell; 175t - Michael Walker.
Jonathon Smith brought the class back to order leading 259b. Leaders: 221t - Frances Carnell; 121t - Mary Baumeister; 144 - John Hollingsworth.
Jonathon Smith led 261t, as a memorial song for Charles Lowery of Lancaster, SC.
The next session was from The Southern Harmony, 1854 facsimile, 1987 UofK reprint.
Leaders: 94t - Danny Arms; 313b - Jane Spencer; 49 - Nathan Rees; 41 - Michael Spencer; 63 - Rachel Rudi; 85 - Shannon Primm; 61 - Jonathon Smith; 151 - Michael Walker; 302 - Harry Eskew; 173 - Robert Kelley; 331b - Chris Wilhelm; 82 - Mary Baumeister; 189 - Walter Hartley.
The last session was "leader's choice".
Jonathon Smith brought the class back to order leading 118 (SoH). Leaders: 286 (SH) - Danny Arms; 34 (SH) - Jane Spencer; 36 (SoH) - Nathan Rees; 316 (SH) - Walter Hartley; 410b (SH) - Shannon Primm; 114 (SoH) - Rachel Rudi; 500 (SH) - Gib Rogers; 11 (SoH) - Jonathon Smith, by request; 222 (SH) - Diane Eskenasy; 139b (CHw) - Michael Spencer; 110 (SoH) - Robert Kelley; 258 (CHw) - Michael Walker; 344 (SH) - Frances Carnell; 82 (SoH) - Mary Baumeister; 341 (SH) - Ken George.
Announcements were made. Jonathon Smith led 62 (SH) as the closing song. Nathan Rees offered the closing prayer and the class was dismissed. After the singing, several singers met at the grave site of William Walker, A.S.H. to sing "New Britain".
Chairman—Jonathon Smith; Vice Chairman—Danny Arms; Secretary—Jane Spencer; Chaplain—Nathan Rees.