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06/12/2009

We rehearsed again in the morning, and gave our first program at Christina Mission Fellowship in Berne, IN. We were welcomed by a warm group of people in a small building. Practice is good, but singing with an audience...

06/11/2009

We met at Sandy Ridge Mennonite Church in Nappanee to rehearse for a 12 day bus tour of the eastern US & southern Ontario. By this time, we had our songs memorized and the texts studied. Our 2 1/2 days here were spent...

06/29/2008

Sunday included two programs in Hutchinson, Kansas. Our audiences were very responsive and we felt priveledged to be God's vessels, in sharing His light and truth through song! All praise to the Lord! Sunday evening,...

06/28/2008

Saturday found us traveling back to Kansas and enjoying many good bus times as we visited, sang, played games, and got involved in various stimulating discussions. In a group this size there are always many opinions and...

06/27/2008

Then for preparation to sing for our biggest audience... Thursday and Friday we traveled to the Sacred Heart Cathredal, where we were to record. The beauty, immensity, and  acoustics of this cathredal made you want to...

06/25/2008

Wednesday we had different choices for recreaction. A big part of us chose to go rafting and brave the fierce white water of the Arkansas River, so until the end of the day we had experienced much exciting adventure! Some...

06/24/2008

The first few weekdays in Colorado were spent rehearsing, which was mostly very delightful and enjoyable! Our dear director did a wonderful job of planning interesting rehearsal time. Pueblo Youth Center was our first...

06/23/2008

Our Sunday evening activity was a big highlight of the trip. A committee was appointed to plan an evening of text studies from our repertoire. It turned out to be a very meaningful evening and was very beneficial to...

06/22/2008

We met in Kansas on June 20th, and after a day and a half of rehearsing, we boarded the bus to travel west to Colorado, where we were hosted at the New Horizon's Mission in Canon City. It was Oasis Chorale's third tour to...

06/21/2008

Another tour...another time of blessing and opportunity to enjoy the richness of God's gifts! Preparations for Oasis Tour '08 started long before the tour began. Our first time together as a Oasis 2008 group was in April...

06/19/2008

Friday, June 20
All day rehearsal

Saturday, June 21
Morning rehearsal
Travel to Colorado

Sunday, June 22
Program...

06/17/2008

Conductor, Wendell Nisly - Harrisonburg, VA

Soprano

Doreen Berry - Kirksville, MO
Regina Brubaker - Harrisonburg, VA
Rosemary Eberly - Harrisonburg,VA...

07/27/2007

We flew back to NYC on August 2 and then gave one concert in VA and two in PA. Sunday evening after the last concert we had a chorale social at the Roman Stoltzfoos farm,...

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...

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