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07/26/2007

Then there was the unforgettable chorale Director and his sometimes motley tribe. Discussions. Games like Sudoku, Ghost, and Scum. Parody songfests. Ticklish Reuben. Gene’s legacy of travel woes. The Hood. You never knew...

07/25/2007

Even more important than the sights, though, were the people we met. Our hosts were always generous and kind. They also paid a price to make this a delightful tour. We were frequently served a meal before and a tea after...

07/25/2007

Jonathan and Joyce Yoder, also members of Dunmore East Fellowship, established the contacts and put together our itinerary. We were blessed to have them travel with us to most of our concerts. They also planned a number...

07/24/2007

Here we were also served many delicious meals, cooked by the local ladies and by two of our chorale members whose primary responsibility was food management and preparation.These two did such a good job that we let them...

07/23/2007

After we arrived in Ireland on July 16, we spent several more days rehearsing and re-memorizing our music. This took place at Dunmore East Christian Fellowship where Brother Dan Yoder is the Senior Pastor. This Amish...

07/22/2007

Like usual, nothing good comes unless a price has been paid by someone. We as a chorale met in May for a weekend rehearsal in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. During this time, we penciled our music scores with all manner...

07/20/2007

In July 2007, Oasis Chorale completed their second tour to Ireland and England. A core group of Chorale members had also been on the 2003 tour, but for many of us, a singing tour in a foreign country was brand new. We...

07/16/2007

Friday, July 20
     8:00 @ Kilkenny Presbyterian Church, Kilkenny City
Saturday, July 21
     7:30 @ Dunmore East Christian Fellowship, Co. Waterford
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07/15/2007

Monday, July 16
   Depart for JFK International Airport - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, July 17
   Arrive at Shannon International Airport- 8.55AM
   Tour...

07/14/2007

Soprano I
Jeanene Nisly
Kendra Miller
Phoebe Raber
Suzanne Good

Soprano II
Susan Lapp
Lana Martin
Lisa Fehr...

07/25/2005

A highlight of tour was being able to record our second album, In Endless Light, in the Sacred Heart Cathedral of Pueblo, CO. Besides being a beautiful old cathedral with an awesome atmosphere, the acoustics were...

07/24/2005

White water rafting on the Arkansas River provided an exciting twist of adventure! To say that our group of rookie rafters enjoyed the day is to put it mildly! Some of us settled for a 10 mile ride, while others opted to...

07/22/2005

It was exciting to be back in Colorado, with all it's rugged beauty and wonderful climate! Loren Miller with New Horizons Ministries made arrangements for us to sing in several of the prisons we had in 2004, along with...

07/21/2005

In July of 2005, Oasis Chorale headed west to sing in the prisons of Colorado, working through New...

07/18/2005
  • July 20    -Leon Salem Mennonite Church, Leon, IA
  • July 21    -Denver Women's Correctional Facility, Denver, CO
  • July 22    -Territorial Correctional Facility, Canon City, CO
  • ...
07/17/2005

Conductor: Wendell Nisly

Soprano I
Janelle Glick
Kendra Miller
Jeanene Nisly
Hosanna Raber

Soprano II
Lisa...

06/16/2004

A few day trips, touring the West, must not be left un-chronicled. We rode to the top of Pike's Peak and to the bottom of the Royal Gorge, took the plunge and swung out over the Royal Gorge, climbed rocks in the Garden of...

06/14/2004

The chorale met in Kansas, which was in the thick of harvest. After rehearsing for a grueling day and a half, we drove to Colorado, but not before Wendell arranged for combine rides for the chorale members. The stark...

06/14/2004

Our evenings and some afternoons were given to sharing in song with the inmates at different prisons, we spent our mornings in workshops conducted by Wendell Nisly (conductor), Lyle Stutzman (assistant conductor), and Joe...

06/12/2004

In the summer of 2004, Oasis Chorale headed west to sing in the prisons of Colorado, working through...

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