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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...

08/10/2013

About 70 Oasis Chorale singers have gathered here in Hartville OH and spent the last few days rehearsing. We are joined each evening by about 60 singers from Minerva Community Choir led by Franklin Miller. Needless to say...

08/07/2013
Oasis Chorale 2013 event introduction

10 YEARS! It is true! Oasis Chorale is actually celebrating it's 10 year anniversary this very weekend!

Many and hurried are the preparations of numerous alumni and current members for this event. The 2014...

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...

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