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07/24/2012

Oasis Chorale Tour 2012 is history. We're trying to smile because it happened and not weep because it's over. It's a bit of a let down to start the day knowing that we won't see any of those cheery faces we've been...

07/21/2012

We’ve spent the past two days recording at Goshen College in the Sauder Concert Hall, which has been dubbed “a leading performance venue in the Midwest.” The warm acoustic is delightful. Our comfortable schedule leaves us...

07/20/2012

Yesterday we made the quick trip from Ohio to Indiana. We arrived at Fair Haven Church in the afternoon. After a short rest, we all gathered in the sanctuary for a timely rehearsal, followed by sectional practice. We...

07/18/2012

Monday was a much-needed day of vocal rest which we spent traveling from Illinois to Ohio. We arrived in a Midwestern meltdown in the town of Plain City, Ohio around 6:00 in the evening. We enjoyed pizza and some exercise...

07/16/2012

We enjoyed sharing in worship with Cynthia's church, Living Word Fellowship in Arthur, Illinois this morning. We gave an abbreviated concert before hearing a challenging sermon on "Keep your hearts with all diligence..."...

07/14/2012

We were privileged to be with the Bethany Church congregation in the greater Chicago area last evening. After a necessary afternoon rehearsal, we had our first taste of the exquisite Romanian hospitality at dinner. We...

07/13/2012

The choir will be streaming live tonight from Bethany Romanian Pentacostal Church in the greater Chicago metro area.  To access the live feed, go to www.bethany.cc.  In...

07/13/2012

Oasis Chorale gave their first 2012 Concert for a warm, enthusiastic, crowded audience last evening. It was a great experience to finally be giving our pieces to such an appreciative community. At the close of the concert...

07/11/2012

Today, as with yesterday, the rehearsal is progressing. Wendell is really urging the choir to excellence through precise rhythms, beautiful vowels, and slender consonants. God has been really good to us by surrounding the...

07/11/2012

The Oasis Chorale will be streaming live on Friday evening from Bethany Romanian Pentacostal Church in the greater Chicago metro area. To access the live feed, go to www....

07/07/2012

Tour 2012 is nearly upon us! The singers are hard at work moving their songs to 99% memorized and the administrative committee is hard at work tying up loose ends. For me that is getting the sales table stuff ready for...

07/01/2012

This is the list of choir members who sang with the 2012 Oasis Chorale. 
Conductor: Wendell Nisly

Soprano 1

  • Rosemary Eberly
  • Kendra Miller
  • ...
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

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...

07/29/2011

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...

07/28/2011

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...

07/28/2011

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...

07/23/2011

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...

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