Side by Side Singing at Christmas

DSC03213Put some extra ‘jingle, jingle, jingle’ in your Christmas spirit this year by singing with us at Side by Side Singing on Friday, December 2 from 2:30 – 3:30. We’ll be singing in the Parish Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church on the corner of Old Airport Road and Highway 25. We will be singing old favorites such as: The First Noel, Silent Night and Jingle Bells. We hope you will come and sing with us!

Side by Side at Hendersonville Mall

Come sing with us at the Hendersonville Mall Monday August 1 and Thursday August 11, 2016. You can find us next door to Belk’s at the Pardee Signature Center at 1:30.

There was an Information Session about Side by Side Singing this past week — but we couldn’t resist SINGING during the session. Lyte Henrickson played the piano as we sang “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Peace Like A River” and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Ruthie n Lyte

Side by Side Singing this Summer

This summer Side by Side will be singing at the Hendersonville mall on Four Seasons Boulevard. You will be able to find us next door to the Belk’s at the Pardee Signature Care Center in the Blue Ridge Mall. There is plenty of free parking. The mall is entirely on one level with NO STEPS, so it is handicap accessible.

First there will be an Information Session – Thu., July 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. This will include information about the health benefits of singing, what to expect during a session and also there will BE SINGING! Songleaders Ruthie Rosauer and Debbie Nordeen will be the Facilitators.

The information session will be followed up with two singing sessions – Mon., Aug. 1 and Thu., Aug. 11, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Debbie Nordeen, Ruthie Rosauer and Jan Mallindine will be leading the singing.

These three sessions are offered in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association of WNC and are open to ANYONE interested in promoting healthy aging. As always are sessions are free.

Last Spring 2016 Side by Side May 20

The folks at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, NC has been outdoing themselves with refreshments for after our Side by Side singing. Fresh watermelon cut into cubes and stuck on toothpicks made for some mighty refreshing treats! Cookies too!

Jan Mallindine has been playing the guitar and Debbie Nordeen and Ruthie Rosauer trade off on the piano and song leading. Our new songs such as: Zippety Do Dah, High Hopes, I’m Getting Married in the Morning, and Oklahoma seem to be crowd-pleasers.

Next Friday, May 20, is our last session for this Spring series. We hope you will come sing with us from 1:30 – 2:30. All sessions are free!

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Side by Side Singing May 2016

Debbie Nordeen and Ruthie Rosauer, facilitators of Side by Side Singing, have added several new songs to the Side by Side songbook. We’ll continue to sing the old favorites as well! Come sing with us on Fridays May 6, 13, and 20 from 1:30 –  2:30.

Location is Calvary Episcopal Church on the corner of Highway 25 and Old Airport Road in Fletcher. Light refreshments will be provided after the singing. Sessions are free.

Come sing with us!

Side by Side Singing Spring 2016

Side by Side Singing for the Spring will be hosted by Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher. It will be an opportunity to participate in community singing in a relaxed atmosphere on Friday afternoons at 1:30 on May 6, 13, and 20. 

Each session will begin with vocal warm-ups, followed by singing rounds and well-known songs. Singers will be led in exercises to improve their breathing and vocalization. This is not a demanding performance choir with specific choral parts! We will be singing for the joy of it — and possibly improving our health at the same time!

The repertoire will include popular songs as well as introducing new songs and rounds. We have added several new songs to our songbooks, many of them well-loved Broadway show tunes such as “I’m Getting Married in the Morning” and “Oklahoma.”

Parking is free. The sessions are free. The sanctuary is handicap-accessible. You need not read music nor be an experienced singer to participate fully.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruthie Rosauer ruthiesong@gmail.com

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