Palo Alto All Day Singing

5th Annual Palo Alto All-day Singing

Please join us for the 5th annual Palo Alto All Day Singing, the Saturday before the 4th Sunday in August (August 27, 2016)! A full day of singing from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson edition! Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and singing at 9:30. Dinner on the grounds around noon.

There will be an informal dinner Friday night: meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 7:15, we’ll walk to the Green Elephant for inexpensive Chinese food ($12-18), and stop at Rick’s Rather Rich Ice Cream for dessert. Then spend ten minutes and help set up chairs for the next day!

Social after the singing Saturday evening will involve ice cream, and will be at the church.

Then on Sunday, come sing at the fourth Sunday singing in Palo Alto on Sunday. We’ll sing for three hours, from 2-5 p.m.

No experience necessary! Free and open to the public! We’ll lend you a Sacred Harp book!

Location: in the Fireside Room, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94306. (See map below.)

Directions: Highway 101 to exit 400C San Antonio Rd. headed south. Take first right onto Charleston Rd. Go 0.6 miles and the church will be on the right, just after the intersection with Middlefield Rd.

Schedule:
Friday
7:15 — Friday night social: Meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church. We’ll park there and walk across the street to Green Elephant for Chinese food ($10-15), then to Rick’s Rather Rich Ice Cream for dessert.
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Saturday
9:00—Registration
9:30- approx. 12:00—Singing
approx. 12:00-1:00—Dinner on the grounds
1:00-3:30—Singing
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Right after the singing — Saturday social
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Sunday
2:00-5:00 p.m. — Fourth Sunday Palo Alto singing, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, in Room 1.
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Monday
7:30-9:30 — Weekly Berkeley singing, All Saints Chapel, 2451 Ridge Rd., Berkeley.

For more information, contact the chair, Leah Coffin.


 

PAST SINGINGS

2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

 

AUGUST 25, 2012:

Minutes for the 2012 singing, as submitted to the Minutes Book.

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Above: Greg leading at the 2012 singing.

Palo Alto All-Day Singing
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California
August 25, 2012

[As submitted to the Minutes Book.]

The first annual Palo Alto All-Day Singing was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, on the fourth Saturday in August. The class was called to order by Carolyn Deacy leading 32t. Will Fitzgerald offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Betty Marvin 34b; Terry Moore 191; Aris Rivera with Linda Selph 288; Lindy Groening 123; Joseph Mathas 59; Susan Fetcho 126; Phil Jensen 192; Erica Martinez 73t; Daniel Wilkerson 50t; David Hawes 66. A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected: Chair—Dan Harper; Vice-Chair—Terry Moore; Secretary—Betty Marvin.

Leaders: Rebecca Edwards 208; Alexander Cotton 228; Jennie Brown 276; David Fetcho 330t; Inder Khalsa 29t; Will Fitzgerald in honor of his father 39t; Marsha Genensky 33b; Greg Freemon 67; Linda Selph 217.

RECESS

The class was called back by Laura Boyd Russell leading 82t. Leaders: Julian Damashek 144, 432; Linda Domholt 348t, 287; Rick Russell 297, 201; Will Fitzgerald 48t (for the offering); Clarissa Fetrow 77t, 380; Dan Harper 268, 236; Katie Mahoney 378b, 460; Hal Eisen 318, 49t.

RECESS

The class was called back by Betty Marvin leading 63. Leaders: David Fetcho 148, 296; Jeff Begley 440, 505; Janet Herman 270, 312b; Laura Boyd Russell 102, 89; Greg Freemon 542, 285t; Rebecca Edwards 326, 531. Will Fitzgerald offered the prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called back by Phil Jensen leading 569b. Leaders: Dan Harper and Don Brenneis, “Friendship” (William Walker, Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist); Marsha Genensky 178, 114; Jeff Begley 65, 522; Jennie Brown 433, 439; Rick Russell 412, 183; Katie Mahoney 456, 213t; Chris Thorman 212, 495; Laura Boyd Russell 385t, 384; Julian Damashek 348b, 218; Clarissa Fetrow 480, 163t.

RECESS

The class was called back by Erica Martinez leading 30t. Leaders: Linda Selph 179, 112; Peter Ross 163b, 99; Betty Marvin 120, 202; Will Fitzgerald 42, 320; Inder Khalsa 272, 131t; Terry Moore 358, 430.

RECESS

The class was called back by Chris Thorman leading 37b. He told of the long history of Sacred Harp in Palo Alto and acknowledged original Palo Alto singers. Leaders: Susan Fetcho 369, 371; David Hawes 209, 260; Terry Barber 308, 376; Carolyn Deacy 368, 421; Joseph Mathas 335, 159; Erica Martinez 448t, 189; Lindy Groening 38t, 451; Chris Thorman 184, 269.

A business meeting was held. Treasurer reported that expenses were met. Secretary reported. At least 61 singers attended from California, Colorado, Michigan, Washington, and Texas, and 99 songs were sung with 34 leaders. The Resolutions Committee, Laura Boyd Russell and Peter Ross, thanked all who made the singing possible: the officers; chaplain, Will Fitzgerald; arranging, Hal Eisen and Clarissa Fetrow; treasurer, Terry Barber. Announcements of singings were made. Dan Harper led 347 as the closing song. Will Fitzgerald offered the closing prayer.

Chair—Dan Harper; Vice Chair—Terry Moore; Secretary—Betty Marvin.

[Other officers and committees: Terry Barber, treasurer; Will Fitzgerald, chaplain; Hal Eisen, arranging.]

 

AUGUST 24, 2013:

Minutes for the 2013 singing, as submitted to the Minutes Book.

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Above: Susan getting dinner in the kitchen at the 2013 singing.

Palo Alto Sacred Harp All-Day Singing
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California
Saturday, August 24, 2013

[As submitted to the Minutes Book.]

The second annual Palo Alto Sacred Harp All-Day Singing was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in August. The class was called to order by Dan Harper leading 48t. David Fetcho offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Terry Moore 87, 34b; Susan Fetcho 354t, 352; Phil Jensen 569b, 192; Carolyn Deacy 30b, 440; Paul Kostka 198, 200; Linnea Sablosky 86.

A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman–Terry Moore; Vice Chairman–Dan Harper; Secretary–Ellen Rose; Chaplain–David Fetcho; Arranging Committee–Lindy Groening and Carolyn Deacy; Treasurer–Tom Lawrence.

Leaders: Terry Moore 143; Rebecca Edwards 400, 402; David Olson 385t, 384; Gabriel Kyne 34t, 532; Robin Woolner 33b, 107.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Lindy Groening leading 105, 470. Leaders: Caroline Bonnet 424, 324; Jennie Brown 564, 475; Sue Lindner and Marsha Genensky 159; Chris Thorman 280, 480; Ben Zucker 268, 323b; Karen Mathews 312b; Betty Marvin 350, 351.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Phil Jensen leading 276. Leaders: Bob Jost 535b, 68b; Joel Chan 72b; Kate Coxon 56b, 77t; Jeff Begley 224, 312t; Naomi Kaye 148, 215; Linda Selph 426t (in honor of Carroll Lunsford), 179; Pat Coghlin 287, 501. David Fetcho offered the prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Dan Harper leading 46. Leaders: Edward Rice led “Friendship” (William Walker, Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist), 163t; Mary Gowins 318, 456; Gail Aagaard 155, 503; David Fetcho 383, 448t; Taylor Warren 236, 85; Erika Wilson 171, 272; Peter Ross 163b, 99; Julian Damashek 73t, 558; Naomi Kaye 240; Don Brenneis and Dan Harper 178; Mary Gowins, Jennie Brown, and Lindy Groening 527.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Gail Aargard and Chris Thorman leading 31b. Leaders: Linnea Sablosky and Gabriel Kyne 186; Kate Coxon 108b; Karen Mathews and Jeff Begley 313b; David Fetcho and Susan Fetcho 344; Ben Zucker 223; Caroline Bonnet 106; Robin Woolner 49b; Rebecca Edwards 417; Bob Jost, David Olson, and Anne Caswell 49t; Edward Rice 122; Phil Jensen 497.

RECESS

Dan Harper and Carol Steinfeld led 38b to bring the class to order. Leaders: Julian Damashek 445; Peter Ross 66; David Fetcho 146; Gail Aagaard 147t; Jennie Brown 217; Betty Marvin 139; Carolyn Deacy 430; Susan Fetcho 421; Chris Thorman 108t; Mary Gowins 101t.

A business meeting was held. The Treasurer reported that expenses were met. The Secretary reported that at least 57 singers attended, from California, Washington, and New York, and 93 songs were sung with 39 leaders. A Resolution was made by Peter Ross to meet again next year. The Chair thanked all who made the singing possible. Announcements were made.

Terry Moore, Dan Harper, and Ellen Rose led 347 as the closing song. David Fetcho offered the closing prayer.

Chairman–Terry Moore; Vice Chairman–Dan Harper; Secretary–Ellen Rose

 

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Above: The 2013 chair, Terry Moore, is standing in the back of the trebles.

 

AUGUST 23, 2014:

Minutes for the 2014 singing, as submitted to the Minutes Book

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Above: Gretchen leading at the 2014 singing; she has been singing shape note music since the 1960s.

 

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Above: Chris, who was singing with the Palo Alto Sacred Harp singers back in the last century, at the 2014 singing.

Palo Alto All-Day Singing
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California August 23, 2014

[As submitted to the Minutes Book.]

The third annual Palo Alto All-Day Singing was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, on the fourth Saturday in August. The class was called to order by Terry Moore leading 59. Chris Thorman offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Phil Jensen 73b, 36b; Paul Kostka 49b, 45t; Dave Barber 72b, 42; Betty Marvin 26, 27; Chris Thorman 475, 474; Bob Brylawski 163t, 236. A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected: Chair–Dan Harper; Vice-Chair–Phil Jensen; Secretary–Betty
Marvin. (Appointed: treasurer–Terry Barber; chaplain–Chris Thorman; arranging–Lindy Groening.) Dan Harper led 49t to close the business meeting.

Leaders: Lindy Groening 89, 99; Linda Domholt 378b, 70b; Don Brenneis and Carolyn Deacy 178, 86.

RECESS

The class was called back by Mary Gowins leading 81t. Leaders: Greg Freed 339, 448b; Mali Dray 344; Terry Moore 189, 218; Terry Barber and Dan Harper 63 (for the offering); Rebecca Edwards 197, 534; Esteban Veliz 40, 270; Edward Rice 107, 106.

RECESS

The class was called back by Leigh Cooper leading 56t. Leaders: David Fetcho 370, 442; Bob Jost 535b, 503b; Carolyn Deacy 433, 95; Jeff Begley 101b, 429 (dedicated to Marilyn Murata); Brian Harris 345b, 324; Lois Hurt 551, 145b; Gretchen Muller 29b, 276. Chris Thorman offered the prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called back by Mark Godfrey leading 204. Leaders: Linda Selph 384; Terry Barber 396; Mary Gowins 558; Susan Fetcho 492; Pat Coghlan 272; Mark Godfrey 500; Joel Chan 108b; Alexander Cotton 350; Leigh Cooper 548; Lois Hurt 273; Jeff Begley 300; Dave Barber 362; Esteban Veliz 335; Edward Rice 455; Bob Jost 277; David Fetcho 173; Brian Harris 383; Gretchen Muller 479; Carolyn Deacy 421.

RECESS

The class was called back by Chris Thorman leading 155. Leaders: Greg Freed 38b; Dan Harper and Sue Lindner 217; Mali Dray 372; Terry Barber 332; Joel Chan 170; Rebecca Edwards 274t; Phil Jensen 569b; Gretchen Muller 34b; Chris Thorman 515; Peter Ross 163b; Mary Gowins 411; Don Brenneis and Terry Moore 157; Mark Godfrey and Leigh Cooper 30t; Betty Marvin 47t; Lois Hurt 164; Edward Rice 84; David Fetcho 318; Esteban Veliz 148.

RECESS

The class was called back by Edward Rice leading 38t. Leaders: Lindy Groening and Aaron Silverman 35; Susan Fetcho 499; Pat Coghlan 228; Linda Selph 111b; Jeff Begley and Dan Harper 105.

A business meeting was held. Treasurer reported that expenses were met. Secretary reported: at least 40 people sang 93 songs with 34 leaders; singers came from California, Pennsylvania, New York, and Poland. Eight children were present. The Resolutions Committee (Leigh Cooper, Mark Godfrey, and family) thanked all who made the singing possible. Announcements of singings were made. Dan Harper led 347 as the closing song. Chris Thorman offered the closing prayer.

Chairman–Dan Harper; Vice Chair–Phil Jensen; Secretary–Betty Marvin.

 

AUGUST 22, 2015

PAAD 2015, Dinner on the grounds

Above: Dinner on the grounds.

Palo Alto Singing
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California Saturday, August 22, 2015

[As submitted to the Minutes Book.]

The 4th annual Palo Alto All-Day Singing was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, on the fourth Saturday in August. The class was called to order by Terry Moore leading 34b. Dan Harper led 46. A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Leigh Cooper; Vice Chairperson—Leah Coffin; Secretary— Betty Marvin; Treasurer—Terry Barber; Chaplain—Joel Chan; Arranging Officer— Julian Damashek. Joel Chan offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Leigh Cooper 59, 32t; Leah Coffin 86, 107; Betty Marvin 66, 540; Joel Chan 268, 76b; Lindy Groening 34t, 208; Paul Kostka 49b, 198; Rebecca Edwards 72b, 205; David Fetcho 32b, 302; Cecil Godfrey and Leon Godfrey 40; Carolyn Deacy 29t, 372; Phil Jensen 216, 503; Linnea Sablosky 504, 112.

RECESS

The class was called together by Susan Fetcho leading 52t. Leaders: Jennie Brown 278b, 564; Linda Booth 196, 313b; Erika Wilson 560, 51; Brian Harris 101b, 182; Mary Gowins 498, 480; Pat Coghlan 542, 492; Taylor Warren 117, 410t; Jeannette Ralston 551, 224.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by David Fetcho leading 56t. Leaders: Linda Selph 30t, 475; Bob Jost 535, 68b; Gabriel Kyne 82b, 83t; Terry Moore 474, 218; Susan Fetcho 370, 464; Terry Barber 28b; Janet Herman 371, 442; Jeff Begley 50b, 284; Mark Godfrey 74t, 500; Julian Damashek 283. Joel Chan offered the prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Erika Wilson leading 145b. Leaders: David Fetcho 546; Phil Jensen 344; Sarah Kostka and Paul Kostka 178; Hannah Mae Blair 522; Pat Coghlan 444; Peter Ross 99; Joel Chan 148; Linda Booth 269; Jeff Begley 547; Mary O’Brien 128; Janet Herman 192; Linda Selph and Rebecca Edwards 377; Jeannette Ralston 175; Bob Jost 276; Gabriel Kyne and Jennie Brown 411; Dan Harper 236; Linnea Sablosky and Susan Fetcho 419; Carolyn Deacy and Lindy Groening 430.

RECESS

Linda Selph led 81t to bring the class back together. Leaders: Mary Gowins 511; Wren Hyde 162; Brian Harris 56b; Betty Marvin 538; Inder Khalsa 131t; Leah Coffin and Erika Wilson 506; Taylor Warren 346; Linda Selph and Terry Barber 197.

A business meeting was held. The Treasurer reported that expenses were met. The Secretary reported that eighty-nine songs were sung, and that there were thirty-eight leaders. Resolutions were presented by Jeff Begley, who thanked the officers, committees, and all who made the singing possible, and resolved to convene again next year. Announcements of singings were made.

Leigh Cooper and Mark Godfrey led 347 as the closing song. Joel Chan offered the closing prayer.

Chairperson—Leigh Cooper; Vice Chairperson—Leah Coffin; Secretary—Betty Marvin

 

AUGUST 27, 2016

Palo Alto All Day, 2016

Above: Mark leading at the 2016 Palo Alto All-Day.

Palo Alto Singing
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California
Saturday, August 27, 2016

[As submitted to the Minutes Book.]

The 5th annual Palo Alto All-Day Singing was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, on the Saturday before the fourth Sunday in August. The class was called to order by Leigh Cooper leading 59. A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson–Leah Coffin; Vice-Chairperson–Terry Moore; Secretaries–Jeannette Ralston and Leigh Cooper; Treasurer–Mark Godfrey; Chaplain–Joel Chan; Arranging Officer–Erika Wilson. Joel Chan led the opening prayer.

Leaders: Leah Coffin 31t; Terry Moore 215; Joel Chan 74b; Mark Godfrey 39b; Carolyn Deacy 300; Dan Harper 268; Jeff Begley 56b; Shelby Sampson 547; Phil Jensen 503; Greg Freed 28b; Lindy Groening 217; Edward Rice 421; Dave Barber 277; Bob Brylawski 163b.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Erika Wilson leading 81t. Leaders: Rebecca Edwards 48t; Chris Thorman 229; Linda Domholt 330t; David Graff 38b; Inder Khalsa 29t; Bob Jost 535; Paul Johnson 117; Janet Herman 172; Arnold Zwicky 66; Dan Harper 479; Mark Godfrey 284; Carolyn Deacy 315; Terry Moore 146; Leigh Cooper 203; Paul Kostka 198; Pat Coghlan 510; Joel Chan 379; Shelby Sampson 171; Jeff Begley 545; Leah Coffin 118.

RECESS

The class was called back by Rebecca Edwards leading 72b. Leaders: Erika Wilson 560; Edward Rice 278b; Wren Hyde 76b; Bob Brylawski 254; Inder Khalsa 168; Dave Barber 542; Linda Domholt 54; Bob Jost 63; Arnold Zwicky 344; Chris Thorman 384; Janet Herman 378b; David Graff 313b; Lindy Groening 280; Greg Freed 532; Paul Johnson 107; Pat Coghlan 351. Joel Chan offered the prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called back by Chris Thorman leading 56t. Leaders: Hannah Blair 209; Peter Ross 122 (in memory of Marian Bush); Edward Rice 77t; Rebecca Edwards 442; Mark Godfrey 564; Carolyn Deacy 65; Dan Harper 236; Linda Domholt 108b; Paul Johnson 155; Dave Barber 383; Erika Wilson 480; David Graff 504 (in memory of Oliver Kindig-Stokes); Chris Thorman 475; Wren Hyde 148; Jeff Begley 121.

RECESS

The class was called back by Lindy Groening leading 111t. Leaders: Terry Moore 513; Arieta Santinelli 163t; Alexander Cotton 350; Jeannette Ralston 567; Phil Jensen 474; Anne Caswell 540; Joel Chan 477; Shelby Sampson 181 (for Don McIntyre); Peter Ross 178; Teresa Vosper 478; Bob Jost 49t; Janet Herman 440; Bob Brylawski 195; Hannah Blair 503; Pat Coghlan 272; Lindy Groening 436; Leah Coffin 216.

A business meeting was held. The Treasurer reported that expenses were met. The Secretary and Arranging Officer reported that there were thirty-five leaders and eighty-eight songs led. The Resolutions Committee, Jeff Begley and Hannah Blair, offered thanks to all who made the singing possible and resolved to convene again next year. Announcements were made.

Leah Coffin, Terry Moore and Mark Godfrey led 347 as the closing song. Joel Chan offered the closing prayer.

Chairperson–Leah Coffin; Vice-Chair–Terry Moore; Secretaries–Jeannette Ralston and Leigh Cooper

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