All-day singings & conventions

Golden Gate videos, part VII

The last of the videos from the recent Golden Gate All-Day Singing, held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House in San Francisco. Various problems kept me from getting videos of every leader (this is what happens when you set the video camera up and walk away; you’re not aware when problems happen), but I did get reasonably good footage of 41 leaders.

These final videos are of Lindy leading 426b Jasper; Susan leading 168 Cowper; Terry M. leading 84 Amsterdam; Inder (accompanied by baby Maggie) leading 131t Messiah; and Carl leading 128 The Promised Land. Finally, to close out these videos, I’ve included the closing prayer, given by Linda S.

These videos are all from the last session of the day, when you’d expect the singers to be tired and not sounding quite as good — but as it turns out, these videos capture some of the best singing of the day. The leaders are all from the Bay area, and they all chose tunes that the local singers would know well. If you want to hear Bay area singers at their best, listen to Carl leading 128 The Promised Land — the class sings fast and loud, with strong tenors, powerful basses, piercing altos, and trebles that float over the top:


And now, here are the rest of the videos: