The Little Church
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Sunday, May 4, 2014
All songs from The Christian Harmony, 2010 edition.
The 2nd annual Portland Christian Harmony Singing was called to order by Anna Stoerch leading 398t. Linda Berkemeier offered the morning prayer.
A business meeting was held to elect the following officers: Chairperson and Secretary—Anna Stoerch; Treasurer—John Berendzen (acting on behalf of Nell Whitman).
Jane Spencer was introduced as the singing school teacher. Jane elaborated on the timeline of the Christian Harmony tune book leading up to the 2010 edition, noting gospel influences on its musical style. She then gave an overview of the various seven shape systems, including the Aikin shapes used in the 2010 edition. Three distinct regional variations on leading and singing styles were demonstrated. Jane led 55b in Western North Carolina style, 208b in the style taught at Camp DoReMi, and 354 demonstrating the influence of Alabama Sacred Harp style on Christian Harmony singing.
The class was called back to order by Erik Schwab leading 36t. Leaders: 49 - Anna Stoerch; 142 - John Berendzen; 258 - Chris Cotter; 46t - Linda Berkemeier; 50 - Steve Cackley; 61t - Evan Palmer; 492b - Katy Kanfer; 111b - Amanda Jokerst; 356 - Fynn Titford-Mock; 355 - Steve Helwig; 292 - Betsy Jeronen; 362 - Kevin Barrans; 268 - Linda Selph; 338b - Ben Copenhaver; 209 - Karen Willard; 85 - Nancy Price; 205 - Melissa Kelley; 417b - Michael Walker.
The class was called back to order by Kate Fine and Lu Zeng leading 424. Leaders: 54 - Bob Schinske; 64 - Cornelia Stanton; 346 - Eva Striebeck; 460t - Matthew Parkinson; 70b - Clarissa Fetrow; 138 - Colin Duggan; 197 - Mary Gowins; 215 - Ana Tighe; 229 - Chase Arevalo; 86b - Jeff Begley; 167b - Kate Fortin; 276 - Tom McTighe; 189 - Kate Coxon; 184 - Amanda Parkes and Michael Walker.
The class was called back to order by Steve Cackley leading 70t. Leaders: 82b - John Wiens; 352 - Thom Fahrbach; 170 - Solomon Ossa; 372 - Amber Smith; 265 - Michael Walker; 465t - Jane Spencer and Bradley Knoke; 172 - Carol Huang; 318 - Kelly Kennedy; 341 - Eric Holt; 168b - Jennie Brown; 180 - Jenna Bond Tompkins; 80 - Lindy Groening; 533 - Bradley Knoke; 144b - Matthew Parkinson; 361 - Melissa Kelley; 244b - Fynn Titford-Mock; 175 - Amanda Jokerst. Thom Fahrbach offered a tribute to Cornelia Stanton for her birthday, concluded with them leading 26t - Thom Fahrbach and Cornelia Stanton.
The class was called back to order by Kate Coxon leading 19. Leaders: 69 - Mary Gowins; 61b - Erik Schwab; 298 - Linda Selph; 91 - Colin Duggan; 143 - John Berendzen; 176 - Ben Copenhaver; 447 - Anna Stoerch; 30b - Jeff Begley; 509b - Clarissa Fetrow; 155 - Jane Spencer; 8 - Jennie Brown; 470 - Bob Schinske; 316 - Amber Smith and Jane Spencer; 546t - Lindy Groening; 303 - Karen Willard; 432b - Jane Spencer and Katy Kanfer and Amanda Jokerst and Bradley Knoke.
The business meeting was re-opened to hear reports. The Finance Committee reported that all expenses had been met. The Arranging and Registration Committees reported 78 registered attendees and 75 tunes led. Gratitude was extended to all whose work made this day possible, and to Jane Spencer for her outstanding singing school.
Anna Stoerch led 67b as the closing song. Linda Berkemeier offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.
Chairperson and Secretary—Anna Stoerch