Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Oasis Chorale will perform on Thursday, July 12, 7:30 pm First United Methodist Church in Topeka, as part of the Kansas Choral Director’s Association annual convention.
Oasis Chorale is composed of 40 singers from the United States and Canada, and conducted by Kansas native, Wendell Nisly. Drawing on their Mennonite hymn-singing background, the choir specializes in a cappella singing. They rehearse annually over a long weekend in the spring and reconvene for a tour later in the summer. As a volunteer choir, each member contributes from their own finances to be part of the choir and annual tour. Oasis Chorale has toured since 2003 in the U.S., Canada, and the British Isles.
Conductor Wendell Nisly is originally from Hutchinson, Kansas. He lives in Harrisonburg, VA and holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wichita State University and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from James Madison University. He also serves as administrator and educator for the Shenandoah Christian Music Camp.