Side by Side SUMMER Series to Start July 15, 2015

We are delighted to say that Side by Side Singing for the SUMMER will be at Biltmore United Methodist Church in Asheville. Debbie Nordeen and Ruthie Rosauer will be song leaders. We hope YOU will be joining us!

WHEN:  Wednesdays at 1:30pm beginning July 15 and for consecutive Wednesdays through and including August 26. Sessions begin with an hour of singing and end with light refreshments and social time.

WHERE: Biltmore United Methodist Church — in their “treehouse” formally known as the Community Event Center. The Community Event Center is the newer light brown building on the top of their hill (across their driveway from the older brick building containing the sanctuary).  Street address: 376 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC.

COST: All Side by Side sessions are FREE!

Biltmore United Methodist Church on Highway 25 in Ashville

Biltmore United Methodist Church on Highway 25 in Ashville

Farewell to Fletcher — for now

May 15, 2015 was our farewell Side by Side Singing session hosted by Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher. The acoustics in the Parish Hall are wonderful — as were our hostesses who provided us with lovely refreshments at the end of each song session. For our final session we ‘rocked out’ a little with Jane Snyder on the drums, Jan Mallindine on guitar, Ruthie Rosauer on clarinet and Debbie Nordeen on piano for “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and a few other songs. We also sang some slow ones! “Danny Boy” and “Always” were requested by the participants. And our perennial favorites “Side by Side,” “Sentimental Journey” and “Happy Trails” were not forgotten.

As we bid a fond farewell to our Fletcher location, Debbie and I wish you Happy Trails until we meet again. Our next series will begin on Wednesday, July 15 at 1:30 at the Biltmore United Methodist Church on Highway 25, just south of where interstate 40 crosses Highway 25 (also known as Hendersonville Highway or Asheville Highway).

Jane Snyder on drums!

Jane Snyder on drums!

Jan Mallindine on guitar.

Jan Mallindine on guitar.

Debbie Nordeen, in pink hat, on piano.

Debbie Nordeen, in pink hat, on piano.

Jan Mallindine Plays Guitar for Side by Side

Jan Mallindine played the guitar for Side by Side Singing in Fletcher today. She’ll also be accompanying the group on her guitar for several numbers next Friday, May 8, 2015. Jan has a wonderfully rich voice and excels in adding harmony lines to well-loved songs such as “This Land is Your Land.” Also next Friday Side by Side will be accompanied by Lyte Henrickson on the piano. Many of you who have sung with Side by Side already know — and love — Lyte’s song, “I Will Carry You.” We know you won’t want to miss next Friday when both Lyte and Jan will be joining us! Tell your friends! We sing at 2pm at the Calvary Episcopal Church on Highway 25 in Fletcher.¬†IMG_6036

Side by Side Singing in the Spring

Debbie Nordeen (center) leading a song.

Debbie Nordeen (center) leading a song.

There are three more sessions of Side by Side Singing at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher. The acoustics in the Parish Hall are wonderful. The refreshments provided by the church are yummy. And our Side by Side Singers are outdoing themselves in rounds and songs. Debbie Nordeen and Ruthie Rosauer, Facilitators, switch back and forth between leading songs and playing the piano. Last week we had requests to sing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” “Danny Boy” and “Climb Every Mountain.” We hope you will join us on Friday afternoons at 2pm, through and including May 15 and sing ‘side by side’ with us!

Side by Side Singing in Fletcher Off to a Great Start!

Birds were not the only ones singing on Friday, April 10 in Fletcher. Over 60 Side by Side Singers gave rousing renditions of songs such as: Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Oh What  Beautiful Morning, Do-Re-Me, This Land is Your Land and Sentimental Journey. Our host, Calvary Episcopal Church, provided refreshments for our socializing afterwards.

We will be singing again each Friday afternoon, from 2 – 3 pm, through and including Friday May 15. As always these sessions are FREE. You do not need to be an experienced singer or able to read music to fully participate.

WHERE: Calvary Episcopal Church on Hendersonville Highway (also known at Highway 25) and Old Airport Road in Fletcher. We sing in the Parish Hall. Ample parking in two lots — one in front of the Parish Hall (this entrance is handicap accessible) and the other behind the Parish Hall.

Ruthie Rosauer on the piano, Debbie Nordeen leading a song at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher.

Ruthie Rosauer on the piano, Debbie Nordeen leading a song at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher.

SIDE By SIDE SINGING in SPRING

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Birds sing in the Spring — so why shouldn’t we sing as well? Come join us in SIDE BY SIDE SINGING this Spring at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, NC. We start Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2pm and run for six consecutive Fridays through May 15. Thank you to our HOST for this series — Calvary Episcopal Church.

LOCATION: Calvary Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 2830 Hendersonville Rd. Fletcher, NC
PARKING: From Old Airport Road turn into church parking lot. One lot is in front of the Parish Hall — this lot has handicap accessible entrance. Additional parking behing Parish Hall.
WHEN: Friday afternoons at 2pm starting April 10 through May 15, 2015. One hour of singing will be followed by light refreshments.
WHO: Facilitators are Debbie Nordeen and Ruthie Rosauer. Singing sessions are FREE and open to the public. You need not be an experienced singer to attend.

Join us in Fletcher, NC beginning April 10, 2015

The front of Calvary Episcopal Church as seen from Highway 25 in Fletcher.

The front of Calvary Episcopal Church as seen from Highway 25 in Fletcher.

We are pleased to announce that Side by Side Singing will be hosted by Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher for six sessions this Spring. The first session will be Friday, April 10 at 2pm and will run for six consecutive Fridays through May 15, 2015.

These sessions, held in the Fellowship Hall, will be facilitated by Debbie Nordeen and Ruthie Rosauer. Sessions are open to anyone with an interest in experiencing the health benefits and FUN of singing in a group. You need not be an experienced singer or able to read music to fully participate. Singing lasts for one hour followed by light refreshments.

All sessions are free. For more information send an email to: ruthiesong@gmail.com

Entrance to Calvary Episcopal Church from the parking lot to the Parish Hall.

Entrance to Calvary Episcopal Church from the parking lot to the Parish Hall.