Sunday, August 21, 2011

Samanthra - Christian Harmony

Nancy Olsen has recently suggested singing Samanthra. It was sung many years ago from The Christian Harmony by the Epworth community at Laurel Theater and is not in the New Harp of Columbia.  Bob Richmond has supplied a scan of the lesson from The Christian Harmony 2010, an image appears below.

Click on the image to access it with your computer for printing.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Kathryn Elizabeth Jones

Kathy Jones was born on September 13th, 1954 in Niagara Falls NY and lived in the Knoxville area since 1967. Kathy was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School and received a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Tennessee. She formerly worked for IBM, and owned her own computer business before her illness. She was an active member of Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist (TVUUC) Church.  
She sang alto in their choir. She was also an avid shape note singer with the Epworth Old Harp singers.
She enjoyed gardening until her health failed. She loved to play bridge and practice Tai Chi. Everyone that knew Kathy rejoiced in having her be part of their life. Kathy was a long term (14 years) brain tumor cancer survivor. She died at home of complications of her disease on March 31st, 2011. She was pre­deceased by her father, Frank S. Jones, and her special friend, Calvin Steed. She is survived by her mother Edna Jones; by her sisters, Laura Dodson, Mary Sample, Ann Marie Burns, Tricia Jones, Arlene Dueker; her brother Robert Jones; ten nieces and nephews and two grandnieces. 
The family, with apologies for not remembering others who supported Kathy throughout her illness, is especially grateful to her friends, Barbara and Lin Kemper, Rick Higginbotham, Janie and Rocky (now deceased) Disbrow and Ann Wayburn. A celebration of life was held at her church, TVUUC, on April 3rd 2011. A private memorial for her family will be held at a later date. Contributions in her memory may be made to her church,TVUUC, the Epworth Old Harp Singers, or to the American Cancer Society

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Please Help Us Record A Song

The Sevier County string band Boogertown Gap is recording a CD of old-time Christmas music. They have requested that we sing #130, "Joy to the World" for this recording. As they are doing most of the recording in April, we have suggested the regular Sevier County monthly sing as a good venue, see information below.

Most of the evening will be devoted to the "normal" gathering. A professional recording engineer will be on site to record "Joy to the World"; it is possible that we will do more than one "take", in order to get a satisfactory recording.

If anyone wants to meet up and drive with me from Knoxville, I will be leaving around 6:00. Call or send an email.

Note: The leaders of Boogertown Gap are my sister and brother-in-law:

Charles (Chaz) Barber
865-357-1869 (home)
865-640-5226 (cell)

Tuesday, Apr. 19th, 7 PM Sevier County Monthly Old Harp Singing, Middle
Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN.
David Sarten at 865 428-0874.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sutton 113T

Don Wiley has suggested that we sing  Sutton 113T in the March 13 morning session.   You can listen to it by clicking here.