You’re seated on a slatted bench in a wood-covered room; the side-panels have been raised, and a cool breeze blows in from the west. A ceiling fan hums overhead, and you may find yourself using a ‘funeral fan’ for the first time in a long time. The lights are dimmed, a church bell rings, and the cast takes over the stage. Suddenly you are surrounded by the sound of some of the best-prepared, best-presented arrangements of the great hymns and gospel songs of the last century. The singing and the stories carry you back to the first half of the 20th Century. The music is fun to listen to – but you realize it has a meaningful message. It speaks to you… down deep.
You laugh. You cry. You pat your foot. You sing along now and then. But mostly, you watch and listen! You remember the way you used to attend similar events in the past. Or maybe this is the first time you’ve ever been to a singin’ like this. It’s then that you realize this is so much more than a show… or a concert. On this afternoon in this place, your faith is renewed, and you leave this place a happier person than when you arrived.
That’s how it is here at Waxahachie’s Old Fashioned Singing. We hope you’ll join us.