The Little Church
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Sunday, May 5, 2013
All songs from The Christian Harmony, 2010 edition.
The first Portland All-Day Christian Harmony Singing was called to order by Cornelia Stanton leading 398t. The morning prayer was offered by Lyle Lindsey.
A brief business meeting was held to elect the officers. Chairperson—Cornelia Stanton; Treasurer—Nell Whitman; Secretary—Anna Stoerch.
Cassie Allen was introduced as the singing school teacher. Mrs. Allen shared stories of her family of five generations of Sacred Harp and Christian Harmony singers. She described the history of the Christian Harmony tunebook and some of its most influential composers, including William Walker, O. A. Parris and John Deason. As an example of these composers' styles and the variety of tunes found in this book, she led 235, 74, 172, 322, 82b, and 180.
The class was called back to order by Chris Cotter leading 36t. Leaders: 253 - Anna Stoerch; 43 - Heather Ikeler; 365 - Kelly Kennedy; 26b - Lyle Lindsey; 54 - Steve Cackley; 189 - Mary Ellen Schrock; 432b - Tim Cook; 91 - Kate Fine; 318 - Jane Spencer; 101 - David Wright; 276 - Tom McTighe; 57 - Betsy Jeronen; 100 - Kevin Barrans; 353 - Gosia Perycz (in memory of her grandmother); 493b - Ben Copenhaver.
The class was called back to order by Katy Kanfer leading 72t. Leaders: 231 - Erik Schwab; 143 - Bob Schinske; 346 - Mary Gowins; 361 - Carolyn Deacy; 372 - Natalie Jablonski; 166 - Steve Helwig; 64 - Jennie Brown; 151 - Ana Tighe; 168b - Mark Miller. Lyle Lindsey offered the blessing for the noon meal.
The afternoon session was called to order by Heather Ikeler leading 16. Leaders: 352 - Thom Fahrbach; 167t - Linda Selph; 63b - Tamara Harris; 537 - Karen Willard; 126 - Amber Smith; 332 - Cassie Allen; 421b - Tim Cook; 184 - Mary Ellen Schrock; 171 - Scott Kennedy; 170 - Kelly Kennedy; 155 - Kevin Barrans; 424 - Tom McTighe; 230t - Caleb Hardy; 175 - Anna Stoerch; 149 - Cornelia Stanton; 419t - Steve Helwig; 19 - Nell Whitman; 548 - Mark Miller; 58b - Clarissa Fetrow.
The class was called back to order by Kelly Kennedy leading 246. Leaders: 111b - Bradley Knoke and Amanda Jokerst; 470 - Bob Schinske; 154 - Erik Schwab; 176 - Ben Copenhaver; 316 - Gosia Perycz; 223 - Katy Kanfer; 144b - Natalie Jablonski; 109 - Mary Gowins; 197 - Jennie Brown; 312 - Chris Cotter; 142 - Steve Cackley; 292 - Betsy Jeronen; 544 - Thom Fahrbach; 77 - Kate Fine; 510b - Heather Ikeler and Jane Spencer; 306 - Caleb Hardy; 309 - Karen Willard; 337 - Ana Tighe.
A business meeting was opened to hear committee reports and offer gratitude for all the hard work that made this singing a great success. The arranging committee reported 80 attendees.
Cornelia Stanton led the class in the closing song 67b. Lyle Lindsey offered a closing prayer and the class was dismissed.
Chairperson - Cornelia Stanton; Secretary - Anna Stoerch.