Blog: 2011

08/04/2011

Friday was a day off from programs, which we spent in Washington D. C. We took in bits and pieces of the National Art Gallery and including two guided tours besides what we managed to see in between. We spent time "...

08/04/2011

We roused ourselves a bit earlier than usual on Sunday morning and headed to the tent meetings in Whitehorse, across from the Salisbury Township Fire hall. We sang six songs on the slanting stage under the big tent. After...

08/02/2011

Our destination on Thursday was the little town of Laytonsville, Maryland. The church in which we sang is the third building on its site, the first one apparently appearing in 1791, according to a plaque on it's front. It...

07/29/2011

Most of Wednesday was spent traveling from Williamsburg to Gladys, VA. After our usual warm ups and standing orientation, we supped and became appropriately attired for the evening. 

Bethel Mennonite Church was...

07/29/2011

We drove to Williamsburg on Monday and spent the rest of the day and Tuesday exploring it at our leisure. It was quite warm and quite a few of us found ourselves cooling off in the William and Mary Bookstore enjoying some...

07/28/2011

Our Sunday began with some large Sunday school classes followed by a message by Steve Byler entitled Theology - Philosophy of Music.

In the afternoon we enjoyed a visit to Mountain View Nursing Home where we sang...

07/28/2011

10:00 Saturday found us gathered back with the Oak Grove Church people ready to listen to Wayne Yoder's second topic: Worshiping God in Truth. Wendell then guided us through some thoughts on allowing the text of songs to...

07/23/2011

We began Friday morning with a warm tour of Faith Mission Home.  As we began our tour at 9:00 it was 87* in the shade of the front porch and when we left at 10:00 it was 92*.  

Stan, our trusty bus driver...

07/22/2011

On Thursday we met at Calvary Church at the relaxed meeting time of 10:30 and headed to Golden Corral for an ample brunch. It was perhaps the first time those two waitresses had a thank you song sung to them.

From...

07/21/2011

This extremely warm Tuesday morning found us heading to Harrisonburg, VA by 9:00. Wendell and Stan each told us a story as a reward for our speedy roll calls. We experienced a variety of lunches over our leisurely noon...

07/20/2011

We sang to a full house of over 500 attentive listeners at Neffsville Mennonite on Sunday evening. The acoustics were lovely. Many of us had friends in the area who came to hear us, which enhanced our joy.

We met...

07/19/2011

Our first program on Saturday evening at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church was well received and an encouraging start to our tour despite a few spots we discovered that still need some work. 

Sunday morning...

07/16/2011

From choral warm ups and back rubs in the morning to volleyball in the evening was the first day of rehearsal, and it was good. We are met at Faith Mennonite High School for these 2 1/2 days of bringing our 32 voices...

07/07/2011

This is the list of choir members who sang with the 2011 Oasis Chorale. 
Conductor: Wendell Nisly

Soprano 1

  • Rosemary Eberly
  • Jeanene...
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