In my opinion it is never too ‘early’ to sing Christmas songs! I’m always ready for some ‘holly jolly’ singing. It is time to mark your calendars for Side by Side Singing for Christmas on Tuesdays, December 5 and 12 at 2pm. We’ll be at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, NC. We will sing in their handicap-accessible Parish Hall with songleaders Jan Mallindine on guitar and Ruthie Rosauer on piano.
We also have our first date for 2018 — Thursday, February 8, at 2pm. For this song session we will be at Kaplan Auditorium in Hendersonville Public Library in downtown Hendersonville, NC. Song leaders will be Jan Mallindine and Ruthie Rosauer.
All sessions are free. You don’t need any experience singing to fully participate. Come sing with us!!!!
We will be singing Side by Side for Christmas on Tuesday, December 5 and 12 from 2 – 3pm at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, North Carolina. Song leaders will be Ruthie Rosauer and Jan Mallindine. Come sing and be jolly with us!
We also know our first date in 2018. We will be singing on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2pm at the Hendersonville Library on 3rd St. in Hendersonville. Song leaders will be Ruthie Rosauer on piano and Jan Mallindine on guitar. A good time to get ‘tuned up’ in the new year.
All sessions of Side by Side Singing are free. Song books are provided. Side by Side will be cancelled any time the Henderson County schools are closed.
Songleaders Debbie Nordeen (far left), Ruthie Rosauer (with clarinet) and Jan Mallindine led singers in their summer farewell session in Asheville on August 30. Ruthie broke out her clarinet for this session and added some zest (and a few squeaks) to “When the Saints Go Marching Home.” We were also favored by a mother-daughter duet on “Amazing Grace” that was beautifully harmonized. Everyone loved “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” !!!!
Check this space for more sessions as they are announced.
Jan Mallindine on the guitar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s building in Asheville faces Charlotte St., but there is no parking on Charlotte St. there. It is between Edwin Place (in small photo above, right) which does have on-street parking and Bond Street (larger photo above)
which does have a parking lot. Although this photo of the Bond Street entrance does not show it, there is a handicap accessible ramp just to the left of these steps.
Our guitarist and song leader, Jan Mallindine, is shown in the photo above right!
We will be at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Asheville the next three Wednedays at 2pm — August 16, 23, and 30. Come sing with us!
Side by Side is indeed “travellin’ along” and we are moving from Fletcher to Asheville next week. We will be in our Asheville location Wednesdays August 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 2 – 3pm.
SIDE BY SIDE SINGING is good for body, heart, and mind….and it’s fun! New studies show how many beneficial ‘side effects’ singing together provides. Singing is a therapeutic and healing activity for the brain as well as the spirit.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801 (on the corner with Charlotte St.) The singing happens in Sandburg Hall which is handicap accessible. As always the sessions are free of charge.
Song leaders will be Debbie Nordeen, Ruthie Rosauer and Jan Mallindine.
Come sing with us!
On July 31, 2017 a feature about Side by Side Singing was aired on WLOS-TV’s “Carolina Moment” program by reporter, John Le.
YOU can come sing with us on Wednesdays at 2pm August 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Asheville. Sessions are free!
Some of us were marching around the Parish Hall to “When the Saints Go Marching In” and some were shaking their tambourines — but we were ALL singing “side by side.” We hope you will come sing with us the next two Thursdays at 2pm, July 27 and August 3, at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, North Carolina.