We’re in the middle of the pandemic, there’s no live Sacred Harp singing in the Bay Area, and there’s no way that I’m going to be traveling to any live singings. It’s time to revive this blog. I’m going to turn comments on again and see what happens, and I’ll write an occasional new post. Stay tuned….
I didn’t manage to take any photos of the Ziegler Memorial singing today. But the singing was good, and there was a strong bass section again this year; once again, it was fun to sing with the Healdsburg basses, including Patrick, Hodie, and Cyprian, as well as the other Bay Area basses. After a delicious lunch, Carol and I took a short walk with Paul and Lorraine and their children, all of whom are good company. And it was enjoyable to make the drive up and back with fellow Palo Alto singers. In short, it was a wonderful way to start a new year.
Here’s Sue leading 192 Schenectady, at the Helwig-Coghlan Memorial Singing in Davis, California:
Although invited to join the tenor section, the cat preferred to just listen.
Chris Thorman began singing Sacred Harp 25 years ago with the Palo Alto Sacred Harp singers. He came to sing with us today in honor of the anniversary.
I was too busy as the kitchen committee at the Palo Alto All Day yesterday to take any photos or videos. Suffice it to say it was yet again a lovely singing — my favorite Sacred Harp event of the whole year, both for the quality of the singing and the quality of the friendships. And the Marian Bush singing the next day (today) caps off the weekend nicely. It was smaller, but the singing was good. And socially, I prefer small singings because you actually have time to talk with everyone.
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Here are a couple of photos from the 2019 Golden Gate All-Day Singing, held in Alameda, Calif.:
Connie leading 461 Haynes Creek at the Sally Coghlan Memorial Singing in Davis, California today. I always like Connie’s leading, but this one is as close to perfect as I’ve heard — perfect tempo, and she gets a really good sound out of the class.
Here’s a panoramic view from behind the arranging table at the Sally Coghlan Memorial Singing in Davis California:
And here’s a view of the back bench tenors in full cry: