Summer 2018 dates

Mark your calendars now, we have our first Summer 2018 dates planned. The three following dates will be at Kaplan Auditorium at the Hendersonville Library, 301 North Washington St., Hendersonville, NC:

Wednesday, July 25 from 2 – 3 pm

Wednesday, August 15 from 2 – 3 pm

Thursday, September 27 from 2 – 3 pm

More dates will be listed here as they are confirmed. There is never a charge to attend Side by Side Singing. You need not be an experienced singer to join us.

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First Side by Side Singing Date in 2018

You remember how librarians used to “shush” people if they so much as whispered in the library? Well, that rule will be set aside on Thursday, February 8 from 2 – 3pm as singers gather to sing “Side by Side” in the Kaplan Auditorium of the Hendersonville Public Library. The library is located at 301 North Washington St. in Hendersonville, NC.
Side by Side Singing is community singing for EVERYONE. We will do a few vocal warm-ups and then proceed to singing old favorites such as “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “This Land is Your Land.” Music can be a wonderfully empowering component in healthy aging. But we like to sing because it is fun!
Song leaders Jan Mallindine and Ruthie Rosauer will accompany the group on piano and guitar. You need not be able to read music or be an experienced singer. Anyone who enjoys singing should come sing with us. The event is free and lyric sheets will be provided.

Ruthie Rosauer (left) and Jan Mallindine will be songleaders February 8, 2018.

Side by Side dates for Christmas and the new year!

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!!!!

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New Dates for Side by Side Set

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.

Side by Side Sings “Happy Trails” to Summer 2017

SxS leaders

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.



Find us at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Asheville the rest of August 2017


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!