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Sussex Shapenote Singing
Village Hall
West Sussex
Saturday, 9 March 2013

The 15th Sussex Shape Note singing was held in Staplefield Village Hall, using the Sacred Harp (1991 edition) and Alternative Harmony a booklet of other shape note tunes. The class was called to order by co-chairman Tony Singleton leading 63. Leaders: Jacqui Selby-Macleod 30t; Sarah Hill 47t; Steve Fletcher 65; Nick Hall 155; Sheila Girling Macadam 173; Steve Welch 50b; Edwin Macadam 148; Sofi Mogensen 40; Rachel Jordan 171; Tom Gerber 335; Paul Setford 37b; Jill Thompson 299; Steve Fletcher 77t; Tony Singleton 198; Sarah Hill 103; Tom Gerber 47b; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 82t; Steve Welch 52t; Sofi Mogensen 312b; Paul Setford 46; Sheila Girling Macadam 564.


Edwin Macadam called the class to order leading 168. Leaders: Jill Thompson 504; Nick Hall New Invention (Alt.H.); Rachel Jordan Walpole (Alt.H.); John Wilson Ten Thousand Charms (Alt.H.); Steve Fletcher Idumean Road (Alt.H.); Tony Singleton 300; Sarah Hill Millbrook (Alt.H.); Tom Gerber 503; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 314; Nick Hall 200; Paul Setford 315; Sofi Mogensen 135; Steve Welch New England (Alt.H.); Sheila Girling Macadam 183.


Co-chairman Jill Thompson called the class to order leading 99. Leaders: Edwin Macadam ‘Nativity’ (Alt.H.); Sofi Mogensen 440; Nick Hall 538; Sheila Girling Macadam 330b.
The memorial and sick and housebound lessons were combined into a remembrance lesson conducted by Jill Thompson. Jill led 178 in memory of: Doug Cooper (Fleet), Reginald and Gladys Girling (Glasgow), John Fairley (Edinburgh), Louise’s Mum (Portugal), Ronald Lawton (Nuneaton), Vic Newman, Tristan Mirabaud, Alison Turner (all of Lewes), Jean Hickox (Bourne End). Tony Singleton led 86 for the following sick and housebound: Alice Wadsworth (Wareham), William Girling (Pickering, Ont., Canada), Joyce de Nevers (Dorking), Carol Gammon (Halland), Jean Finnegan and Johnny Barry (Ringmer), Dave Hill (Newick), Jan Green (Worthing), and Jan’s grand-daughter Ilana. The memorial was closed.

Leaders:  John Wilson 515; Steve Fletcher 192; Steve Welch Bethlehem (Alt.H.); Jacqui Selby-Macleod 131b; Sarah Hill 328; Tony Singleton 457; Sheila Girling Macadam Stony Island (364 Shenandoah Harmony); Tom Gerber 448t.


Jill Thompson called the class to order leading 497. Leaders: Paul Setford 72b; Rachel Jordan Warren (Alt.H); Nick Hall 228; Sofi Mogensen 276; Sarah Hill 384; Edwin Macadam 236; Steve Fletcher Maryland (Alt.H.); Tony Singleton 277; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 134; John Wilson 454; Rachel Jordan 474.

The Secretaries reported that 30 people had registered and 65 songs had been sung. Thanks were extended and announcements made. It was noted that the 2014 Sussex Shape Note singing would be held on Saturday, 8 March, 2014.  Jill Thompson and Tony Singleton led 347 as the closing song and the class was dismissed.    

Co-chairmen--Jill Thompson and Tony Singleton; Secretaries--Sofi Mogensen and Nick Hall.


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