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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...
07/30/2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010. Morning breaks gently over the lush Lancasterian landscape. Birds being their morning song, the cattle are rousing from their slumber with gentle lowing, and, somewhere in the distance, a rooster...

07/29/2010

Saturday, July 31 We Are recording at The Church of The Good Samaritan in Paoli,Pennsylvania. The acoustics are splendid for a live; the ceiling is high, and the sanctuary has a stone floor. We have enjoyed recording here...

07/28/2010

The last day of the bus tour has arrived. There will be more bus time, to and from the recording studio, but we'll be basing that all from Faith Mennonite High School. We met at Dayton Mennonite Church, Dayton, Virginia,...

07/27/2010

The drive from South Boston, Virginia to Dayton, Virginia was very pleasant. We again had an hour long quiet time, which was helpful in reflecting, sleeping, studying, and reading. The landscape was gorgeous - much of the...

07/26/2010

Monday, July 26 The drive from Abbeville, South Carolina to South Boston, Virgina was our longest bus ride. Quiet time on the bus this morning was an hour, instead of the usual half hour. Most of us welcomed the extra...

07/25/2010

Sunday, July 25 The day began earlier than normal. This morning we met at 7:45 at the Foothills Christian Fellowship in Landrum, South Carolina, and began purr morning warm-up exercises - humming and chewing, stretching,...

07/24/2010

Saturday, July 24 When we arrived at the bus his morning, we noticed that it was bedecked with streamers and signs. Someone was apparently having a birthday! Yes, today is Martha's birthday. There were gifts and...

07/23/2010

The program tonight was hosted by the Island Creek congregation, but we held the program in The First Baptist Church of Hillsville, Virginia. Before the programs we typically have about a half hour to meet the...

07/22/2010

We sang to a very large audience at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. It was a highlight for us to be able to sing with them - their congregational singing is delightful! We were blessed by singing to them and with them.

07/21/2010

We gave a program at Blandon Mennonite Church in Blandon, Pennsylvania. The ride there was interesting; we narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a car traveling the wrong way down the highway. With the help of God,...

07/20/2010

Today we met at Faith Mennonite High School, near Lancaster Pennsylvania, and spent most of the day rehearsing for the 2010 tour. In addition to the music practice, we spent some time studying the song texts. The day was...

07/18/2010

This is the list of choir members who sang with the 2010 Oasis Chorale. 
Conductor: Wendell Nisly

Soprano 1

  • Rosemary Eberly
  • Kendra Miller
  • ...
06/21/2009

This morning’s program was at Calvary Chapel in Sturgis Michigan. We were blessed to be able to share our complete program this morning after Sunday School. Only 1 more concert left: Sandy Ridge Mennonite Church in...

06/21/2009

Another day to relax and see some sights! St. Jacobs is a quaint little town with cute little shops – quilts, antiques, local crafts, and boutiques. We hiked some scenic trails and enjoyed some local beauty. We were also...

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