Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Disturbing -- I Mean Inspiring Photo Shoot with the Oasis Basses

Because I am married to one of the amazing Oasis Chorale's basses, I am privy to some very interesting emails.  Before tour, as their shirts arrived in the mail, the guys posed in their shirts and sent the pictures to each other.  I thought the pictures were hysterical, so I requested their permission to share them, which they graciously granted.  While it was Jeff's idea to get the shirts, Jared Shetler gets the credit for getting the model photo shoots started.  















Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Last Concert, First Flash Mob

Regina played Brahms while we set up at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Chambersburg, PA for our last concert.  





After the last concert we met at John Strickler's place for dinner and fellowship.
And Monday morning we had our traditional last breakfast together before everyone went their separate ways back to "real life".  But before that, we headed over to Good's Store for a flash mob.  



Click on the link below to see the flash mob at Good's Store in East Earl.  There are two videos with two separate songs, "Ndikhokhele Bawo" and "I Can Tell the World".

https://www.facebook.com/OasisChorale/

Monday, July 17, 2017

Oasis Chorale's Flash Mob at Good's Store



Click on the link below to see the flash mob at Good's Store in East Earl this morning.  There are two videos with two separate songs, "Ndikhokhele Bawo" and "I Can Tell the World".

https://www.facebook.com/OasisChorale/

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Smile, Sing, Eat, Sleep, Sing





We began the morning with a photo shoot.  Drones are loud.  Next we finished up recording, ate lunch, and rested before the concert.  
The concert last night was live streamed and is still available for viewing HERE.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A Long Day of Recording


1.  Give back rubs.


2.  Do vocal warm-ups with Rosemary.



3.  Record.  

4.  Retake.  

5.  Wait for lawn mowers, concrete saws, thunderstorms, and fire alarms to stop.  

6.  Repeat numbers three through five numerous times.  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Home! (For Some of Us)


The bus pulled into treasurer Dwight Stoltzfoos's driveway this evening and we feasted on Mexican food and cheesecake a few feet away from the deck where one of the very first Oasis organizational meetings was held about thirteen years ago.  We will retire early this evening as recording begins in the morning.  

Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts Program









Monday, July 10, 2017

A Day in Rockland, Maine


















Stetson Meeting House Program

This is the Stetson Meeting House which was built in 1845. 
The baritones sang us a barbershop quartet piece before rehearsal, and here are pictures of the men singing 
"O Love That Will Not Let Me Go" 
during the program.