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.


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


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