All-day singings & conventions

A good all-day singing

The first annual Palo Alto All-Day singing took place today. It was a very good class in a good singing room, and we sounded fantastic. At a moment of peak attendance, I counted 60 people in the room. All told, I’d guess we had 75 people during the course of the day, including two babies, and four children — the range of ages stretched from 3 months to 90+.

Highlights of the day:

— Dinner-on-the-grounds was incredible: what an amazing array of yummy food! We all ate until we were ready to burst, and there was still lots of food left over. That’s the way it should be.

— Chris Thorman stood up and talked a little about the history of the Palo Alto Sacred Harp singers, which goes back into the 1970s. He asked some of the singers who were there in the early days to stand up.

— Erica leading 448t Consecration towards the end of the day. When she was done, Hal and I looked at each other and just smiled. It was a transcendent moment.

Thank you to everyone who made the singing a success. Sounds like we’ll be doing it again next year!

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