The 3rd Annual Singing on the River

Marshall Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
Marshall, Madison County, North Carolina

Saturday, December 2, 2017

All selections from The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 2015 Folk Heritage reprint).

Zack Allen, Laura Boosinger and Melissa Upchurch, pastor of the church, welcomed the singers.

Zack Allen opened the singing with
225b, Martin.
Laura Boosinger gave a brief introduction to the shapes for any newcomers.
208b, French Broad - Laura Boosinger
46t, The Hill of Zion - Mary Baumeister
204t, Prayer Meeting - Maggie Lauterer
117, Angel Band - Martha Hubert
136, Sherburne - Joe Holbert
177t, Uxbridge - Claudia Dean
88, Pisgah - Brandon Johnson
51, Lonsdale - Diane Eskenasy
128t, Ninety-Fifth - Zack Allen


346, Star in the East - Laura Boosinger
209b, Olean - Mary Baumeister
89b, Northfield - Maggie Lauterer
312, Penitence - Martha Hubert
217, Jerusalem - Joe Holbert
129b, Christmas - Claudia Dean
207t, Windham - Dan Huger, for Scott Swanton and Anna
198, Creation - Diane Eskenasy
62b, Joy to the World - Zack Allen
157, Hallelujah - Laura Boosinger

Grace for lunch: June Jolley


215t, In That Morning - Zack Allen


1) Next year, Saturday before the first Sunday in December, this place.
2) Singing school: 14 April 2018, at the Shook-Smathers House in Clyde.
For more information and to register, see

55b, Idumea - Larry Beveridge
191b, Oh! Turn, Sinner - Mary Baumeister, IMO Sharon Kellam
35b, Boylston - Maggie Lauterer
255t, Watchman - Martha Hubert, IMO her mom & Ann Beveridge, Betty Swanton
350, The Rock - Claudia Dean
342t, Blest Morn - Dan Huger
137, Antioch - Diane Eskenasy
369, Easter Anthem - Zack Allen
66t, Balerma - Larry Beveridge, by request
214, Hosanna - Laura Boosinger
We sang Happy Birthday to Laura!
124, Pilgrim's Triumph - Mary Baumeister
67b, Dundee - Maggie Lauterer
169t, All-Saints - Claudia Dean
60t, Dunlaps Creek - Dan Huger
72t, Jordan - Larry Beveridge
339, Samanthra - Diane Eskenasy
159t, The Saint's Delight - Laura Boosinger
140, Edom - Diane Eskenasy, by request
87b, Hicks' Farewell - Larry Beveridge
110t, Volunteers - Dan Huger, IMO Quay Smathers

Maggie Lauterer offered the closing prayer. We sang
200b, Parting Hand, as the closing song.

Chair—Zack Allen
Co-chair & Hospitality—Laura Boosinger
Arranging—Diane Eskenasy
Minutes—Mary Baumeister

2017 Minutes listing
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December 2017

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