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    No Riding, Today We SING

    No Riding, Today We SING

    The a cappella gospel singing group which I started 2.5 years ago has been invited to sing at the 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Grass Fest today at 1:20, at the El Paso County Fairgrounds near Colorado Springs. Almost 40 groups sing for 3 days.

    Here is one of our songs (recorded live):

    Here is our group. You can see us and listen to other songs here.

    Here is our program:

    Wonderful Grace of Jesus
    Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul
    Because He Lives
    Amazing Grace
    Just a Little Talk with Jesus
    The Church in the Wildwood
    Love Lifted Me
    This is my Song
    Send the Light
    Mansion Over the Hilltop

    Our group ranges from 63 to 78 years old (eat your heart out, PCad) except for this one performance one of our leads is out of town, so we included another senior (high school senior, that is)
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    We had a GREAT performance. Many, many compliments and requests that we come back again next year.

    There were a whole lot of "family" bands there - mom and dad and their 8 kids, all playing something or other. All "home schooled" and "home churched." Some families live out of their RV with no real "home," traveling from one venue to another.

    We were the only a cappella group, and it was a nice change.
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    I guess nobody cares...so I'll help pad the post count.

    Seriously, you have my admiration for doing this, since no one would want my voice in any sort of singing group! Do you sing while you ride? I sometimes find I am doing that and have to keep it in check, lest I really make a fool of myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzie Green View Post
    I guess nobody cares...so I'll help pad the post count.

    Seriously, you have my admiration for doing this, since no one would want my voice in any sort of singing group! Do you sing while you ride? I sometimes find I am doing that and have to keep it in check, lest I really make a fool of myself.
    Sometimes I post knowing in advance that hardly anyone will respond (or even bother to look at) the post. I.e., this post has had ony 27 viewings, likely most of them "guests" to the forum.

    I still post anyway, as it does my soul good.

    Someimes I sing while riding but not generally.

    I am strangely constituted in that I have absolutely no memory for lyrics, while I have a great memory for the musical notes. So, I guess I might hum!

    All of our singing is done WITH sheet music. We have determined that most of us are lyric-memory challenged!

    And, THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE.

    Once I titled a post

    "Nude Bicyclers - pictures."

    I got a LOT of people viewing (and responding) to that post - even though there were no nude pics of bicyclers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    No Riding, Today We SING

    The a cappella gospel singing group which I started 2.5 years ago has been invited to sing at the 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Grass Fest today at 1:20, at the El Paso County Fairgrounds near Colorado Springs. Almost 40 groups sing for 3 days.

    Here is one of our songs (recorded live):

    Here is our group. You can see us and listen to other songs here.

    Here is our program:

    Wonderful Grace of Jesus
    Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul
    Because He Lives
    Amazing Grace
    Just a Little Talk with Jesus
    The Church in the Wildwood
    Love Lifted Me
    This is my Song
    Send the Light
    Mansion Over the Hilltop

    Our group ranges from 63 to 78 years old (eat your heart out, PCad) except for this one performance one of our leads is out of town, so we included another senior (high school senior, that is)

    Dnver, I sing, too. I was in the Cherry Creek Chorale (found Mrs. Road Fan there!) when I lived in Denver, and now I'm in a group here in Ann Arbor. Congrats on teh invitation and the performance, even though you needed a ringer!

    Anything on YouTube?

    Road Fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
    Dnver, I sing, too. I was in the Cherry Creek Chorale (found Mrs. Road Fan there!) when I lived in Denver, and now I'm in a group here in Ann Arbor. Congrats on teh invitation and the performance, even though you needed a ringer!

    Anything on YouTube?

    Road Fan
    We did two videos of the performance. Perhaps one will turn out, and, if we can figure it out, we will post on our own web site, and perhaps YouTube - but I haven't a clue as to how to do that.

    My DSL is so slow that everything I watch on YouTube stops and starts all the time, mostly "buffering."
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    I'm a choir boy as well. Good post!

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    Good for you! Being able to sing and finding a good group of people to sing with can be a very rewarding thing. Once the love of performing music is in you, you just have to find a way to let it out occasionally. Looks like you have found a good way.

    While our tastes in style and subject matter are very distant, I share your addiction. Keep on singing!
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Good for you! Being able to sing and finding a good group of people to sing with can be a very rewarding thing. Once the love of performing music is in you, you just have to find a way to let it out occasionally. Looks like you have found a good way.

    While our tastes in style and subject matter are very distant, I share your addiction. Keep on singing!
    Some of us in the larger group also do some barbershop - non-religious stuff.

    We are also getting together a "Christmas Program" which willbe a variety.

    My wife's singing group does not sing any religious songs:

    http://members.aol.com/kindredsingers
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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