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.
The sign-in desk at Side by Side Singing in Hendersonville. From left: Roxana White, Barbara Eck, Ruthie Rosauer, Jean Tuech.
Singing during Side by Side sessions in Hendersonville has been enthusiastic and joyful. Originally planned for six sessions, we have decided to add an extra session to this series — we will now be singing on OCTOBER 1, 2014 as well.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville has been a wonderful host providing volunteers, space and refreshments. Located at the corner of Price Road and Kanuga Road in Hendersonville the parking is easy and the building is handicap-accessible. The NC Center for Health and Wellness UNC-Asheville continues to provide sponsorship.
From left: Ruthie Rosauer, Debbie Nordeen, Beth Mallindine, Jan Mallindine.
Ruthie and Debbie play the piano, Jan Mallindine plays the guitar and the participants provide the vocals and rhythm section on such lively songs as “Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “This Little Light of Mine.”
Sessions are at 1:30 on Wednesdays through October 1. As one of our volunteers commented, “I must say you and Debbie have done a wonderful job with the group. I’ve never seen anyone get so much sound out of any group as you all have.” Those living with memory loss, Parkinson’s Disease, as well as their family and friends are invited to join this community singing initiative.