Blog: 2014

07/14/2014

Sunday morning found us preparing for a musical worship service with the believers at East Dunmore Christian Fellowship. This is the congregation where the Jonathan and Joyce Yoder family are members. Jonathan was our...

07/14/2014

Friday the 11th of July, we travelled to Comeragh Wilderness Camp, a therapeutic camp for lads. (http://wilderness.ie) We travelled in the bus to the closest drop point...

07/10/2014

In Drogheda the choir was warmly welcomed by the Presbyterian community. Their space was the newest Presbyterian Church building in Ireland. They had to build it because their community of faith is rapidly expanding....

07/08/2014

This morning we left our secluded Knockree Hostel by the Wicklow Way. The Wicklow Way is a narrow paved road, sufficient for 1 car width with passing places few and far between. We had an adventure navigating the bus...

07/08/2014

Last night's YMCA concert was west of Dublin city. A large poster outside the youth center had been announcing the arrival of our "American Gospel Choir" for several weeks. A rather informal evening, we sang to an...

07/07/2014

We boarded the ferry at 1:45 am., invading the quiet, empty bench areas like swarms of bees. Stuffing our ears with ear plugs and donning eye patches left over from the airplane, we sought sleep with an organized...

07/07/2014

A Sunday morning spent on a bus is not to be compared to attending worship in the house of the Lord. The similarities stop somewhere soon after you consider the fact that you are assembled with others.

Our...

07/05/2014

Today began with a short walk under cloudy skies and drizzle to an excellent British breakfast buffet served in the Great Hall at Keble College. What a room in which to begin a day. What we first saw when we stepped...

07/05/2014

Off like a shot! Alarms buzzing in the fourth hour, clearing of beds, furious stuffing and zipping, and filling our water bottles (singers must stay hydrated)… It was a groggy choir busing on the winding roads to...

07/02/2014

By now some of our friends and family have seen our Facebook updates and Photos posted by the choir members. We have arrived safely in Dublin at 9:30 AM July 1. The people on our flight were quite weary while...

06/30/2014
Oasis Chorale choir members waiting pre-boarding at JFK

This morning we enjoyed a late call time while we engaged in last minute packing. We reconvened at St. Luke's for a time of rehearsal and tour debriefing. We met our bus in the afternoon and traveled several hours to New...

06/30/2014

"Rise up, follow Me, Come away, is the call, With My love in your heart as the only song..."
Michael Dennis Browne

He is calling us away, and filling our hearts with His love.

Tonight we are...

06/28/2014

Saturday was another good day of rehearsing our pieces for the Ireland tour. At noon we had several moments of refocusing and quiet time. By 3 PM we were on the road from Lebanon to Lititz. Neffsville Mennonite Church is...

06/28/2014

"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High." Psalm 92:1

Today began with choir members assembling at 9 AM. After warming-up body and voice, we started with practicing and...

06/26/2014

Good evening! And what a good evening it is after a vigorous day of recording. St. Luke's Episcopal Nave is a lovely acoustic space. Brad is doing a fine job of capturing the sound of the choir. We were blessed with...

06/25/2014

Hello Family, Friends, and Supporters of Oasis Chorale!

Can we say we're excited? Can you tell? After nearly two years of planning and budgeting for this choral tour, we have finally come together as a complete...

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