Side by Side for the Holidays

We will be singing those old familiar Christmas songs on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 1:30. Songs such as Joy To the World, The First Noel and Jolly Old St. Nicholas will be included.

Songleaders Debbie Nordeen, Ruthie Rosauer, Jan Mallindine and the friendly faces of our many volunteers will be there to greet you. Refreshments will be served afterwards. This session is FREE. Parking is also FREE. This building is easily handicap-accessible. Jingle bells welcome! Wear your Santa hat or reindeer antlers and join us!

Location: Parish Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 2840 Hendersonville Rd. Fletcher, NC

In case of inclement weather on December 11, please check this website to find out if we are cancelling or not!

Side by Side Singing in November and December 2015

We are very happy to announce that there will be one Side by Side Singing session in November — Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 1:30. We will be gathering in the Community Outreach Building of the Biltmore United Methodist Church in Asheville (see “How to Find Us” tab for complete directions) to sing. Debbie Nordeen, Ruthie Rosauer and Jan Mallandine will be leading us all in well-loved songs for one hour. You need not be an experienced singer to fully participate.

There will also be a “Side by Side for the Holidays” session on Friday, December 11, 2015
at 1:30 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, NC. (Specific directions and parking info will be posted on this website after our November session.) For this December session we will take a break from our usual repertoire to sing JOLLY old HOLIDAY favorites. Bring your jingle bells and ring them with us!

Refreshments will be served after the singing at each session. There is no charge to attend.

Given that we will be in the season of possible inclement weather please know we will cancel if public school is cancelled. If you have any questions about the weather, please check this website on the morning of the Side by Side session and we will post here if bad weather forces us to cancel.

Side by Side Singers enjoying the music.

Side by Side Singers enjoying the music.

Two more sessions of Side by Side for Summer

In the good old Summertime . . . lots of people love to gather together and sing songs like “My Favorite Things,”

“Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and “This Land is Your Land.”  If you are one of them — come to Biltmore United Methodist Church on Highway 25 in Asheville (just south of where I-40 crosses over highway 25) and join with us. We have two more sessions of Side by Side. We start singing at 1:30 on Wednesdays August 19 and 26. Light refreshments follow the singing. Sessions are FREE. Debbie Nordeen and Ruthie Rosauer are facilitators who are joined by Jan Mallindine on guitar and vocals.

Lots of friendsly volunteers, who also love to sing, will be there to give you a name tag and hand out song books and rhythm instruments. Some of them are in the picture below.

Side by Side volunteers August 2015

Side by Side volunteers August 2015

Nothing Could be Finer than to be in Carolina!

That is one of the new songs we have added to the Side by Side Singing songbook this week. Since all of us attending Side by Side LIVE in North Carolina, we figured it was a safe bet to be a favorite — and it IS! We also added “Dream A Little Dream of Me.” Of course we didn’t forget our favorites — Blue Moon (since there IS a ‘blue moon’ this week) and “I’m Looking Over  A Four Leaf Clover” were as enjoyable as ever.

We hope you will come sing with us this summer. Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 through August 26th you will find us at the Biltmore United Methodist Church, on Highway 25. Song leaders Debbie Nordeen, Ruthie Rosauer and Jan Mallindine will be happy to to see you. All sessions are FREE. You need not be an experienced singer to fully participate.

Good Deb n Ruth LR-2 Jan SxS july2 SxS group

SINGING is one of our “FAVORITE THINGS”

The rhythm instruments were out and faces were smiling at Side by Side Singing yesterday at the Biltmore United Methodist Church in Asheville. Sessions are on Wednesdays, at 1:30, and continue through Wednesday August 26th. If you haven’t already sung with us and you are curious about it — here’s video we posted on YouTube that shows some clips of sessions. OR, better yet, why not join us next Wednesday!

All sessions are free. You need not be an experienced singer to fully participate!

Side by Side SUMMER Singing

Fifty singers took a “Sentimental Journey” through song at Biltmore United Methodist Church’s Community Events Center on July 15. We sang “This Land is Your Land,” “America the Beautiful,” “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and “This Little Light of Mine” with great gusto!!!! One hour goes by so quickly when you are enjoying yourself so much doing one of your favorite things!

As always we sang “Side by Side” and concluded with “Happy Trails.” Jan Mallindine played the guitar. Ruthie Rosauer and Debbie Nordeen switched off on the piano. We continue for six more weeks at 376 Hendersonville Rd. in Asheville, NC (July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, and 26). We start at 1:30pm, sing for an hour, and then break for light refreshments. All sessions are free! [For more detailed information on how to find our location see the tab “how to find us.”] We hope you will join us!

Debbie Nordeen (left) and Ruthie Rosauer as song leaders.

Debbie Nordeen (left) and Ruthie Rosauer as song leaders.

Jan Mallindine on the guitar.

Jan Mallindine on the guitar.

Beth Mallindine

Beth Mallindine as one of our friendly Greeters