Tour Memories

Aug 21, 2015

Oasis Chorale’s Summer 2015 tour came… and went.  Memories, both profound and simple, return to gladden our mind.  

  • The sculpting of the soul during the community effort of singing.  
  • Audience responses during concert:  Tears.  Smiles of connection to the music.  Gratitude.  
  • The moments of silence after our benedictory song in concert.  
  • Rehearsals—counting, solfeging through tricky spots, achieving coveted success.
  • Growing acquaintance with the formation of consonants.
  • God’s gift of safety through the many miles traveled by choir members and the bus.
  • Rich hospitality from host families.  
  • Unexpected gifts—i.e. someone in Ontario filled the bus with fuel, free of charge.
  • Coping with illness:  the uncomplaining sick ones, as well as the creative solutions from others. 
  • Comfortable conversational connections within the choir.
  • Successful, satisfying recording days.  

‘Those who know’ say no sound is ever lost, that sounds continue to travel into eternity.  This means our concerts are still traveling, too.  They remain ever-present before the great I AM as our offering of praise to Him.  This, too, brings gladness to our mind.

“In thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures forevermore.”  Psalm 16:11

Joseph & Fern Ebersole