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Welcome to the JohnOSings website.  Click on Music to listen to my songs, read my stories, and buy my CDs.  Click on Videos and watch me sing at Fenway Park for the Red Sox.  I do a lot of my singing to raise money for the Nancy O Fund which supports the Children's Performing Arts.  Click on Nancy O Fund to find out more and see how you can donate to the fund. I welcome your thoughts and feedback.  So please contact me anytime.    --- JohnO

News

New Polish Christmas Carols 

Check out my Music page.  I just recorded a small sample of Polish Christmas Carols (Kolędy).  I wanted to get these out quickly so that people could enjoy them during this 2016 holiday season.  But, I also wanted to ask if anyone would like to collaborate with me on a larger Polish Christmas album as well as the recording of other Polish songs. Please contact me if you would like to help me in this fun project.

Click here to listen to the new album on my Music page.

50th Wedding Anniversary 

Wow! Fifty Years! Where did it go?
 

On Saturday, May 28, 2016 my wife, Diane, and I held a vow renewal ceremony and party celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary (our actual anniversary date is July 2). The event was held at the Lawrence Community Barn in Hollis, NH. 

What a FABULOUS event it was with our friends and family attending from near and far ... Texas, Arizona, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Massachusetts and all around NH. 

We promised then to love, honor, and cherish each other. We promised to enjoy one another, hold on to one another, and support one another through good times and hard times. And Life has indeed delivered wonderful blessings and difficult challenges.  


Our kids, Karen, David and Joseph each contributed something special to the occasion,  Karen created a memory book comprised of each guests own remembrances along with a "sand" vase. This was a contribution of each guest into a vase, the color of the sand matching the page in the memory book. She also created a musical slide show of our journey through life together.  Joseph and his wife Dorothy had to first learn the art of flower arrangement. Then, after ordering over 400 flowers, they created all the table centerpieces and the large arrangements for the photo/cake table. David was asked to sing a song. He couldn't sing the one I suggested; it wasn't "his" song. So, he wrote his own called "The Wind On My Back."

You can hear David's song by clicking here or going to the Music page.

Here is a Thank You card I made highlighting their gifts.

 

Friendship and Memories, Nancy's Song 

April is Nancy’s month.  

Nancy Ogrodowczyk.... We especially remember her this month because she was born and she died in April.  She was born on April 17, 1967.  She died on April 16, 1994. This is always a bittersweet month.  

Last month, on March 12, at my Annual Fundraising Irish Show for the Nancy O Fund, I promised my audience that I would soon publish a special recording, a piano composition by Tom Solosko, a very dear friend of Nancy since high school.  Tom wrote this music piece as a tribute to her when she died.  It has been stored away in my home for 22 years.  When I found it recently, I couldn't wait to ask Tom to record it.  He graciously did so, and now I want to share it with all of you. 
 
Click on the site music player under this blog to play ... Friendship and Memories, Nancy's Song.  In addition, read Tom’s beautiful dedication story below. 


DEDICATION STORY 

Hi Mr. and Mrs. O,  

I finally feel like Nancy's song is ready. Its been challenging to get it just right because of the expression of so many feelings and memories.  There is the persisting melancholy of her not being with us right now, but also the joy of many good memories. Piano recitals in Mrs. Millet's living room, singing all together around the piano in your family room, practicing hard for All State tryouts, piano monster concerts, tennis, softball, meals together around your dining room table, bike rides, and one that I will always treasure, Christmas eve in Dijon France, 1987,  as we listened to you sing O Holy Night on a recording you had sent her that Christmas season, a piece of home and family, which seemed so far away to both of us that year.   

After expressing the deep sorrow of her loss, the song returns to the melancholy expressed at the beginning, yet this time comforted by the memories of how deeply she touched our lives, the lives of family, friends and students, and by the certainty that family and friends will be reunited after this life.  

I know I have expressed this many times before -  I will always appreciate the  concern and support you showed me during those difficult teenage years.  Thank you for being my second family when I needed it most.  

With love always, 

Tom

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The photo above is Nancy playing the piano and Tom standing and singing a song.

Here is Karen, Nancy, and Tom playing together, Christmas 1985. 

   


Mrs. Millet with Karen, Nancy, and Tom, Christmas 1985.
 


Click here to listen my new ** Polish Christmas Carols sampler on my Music page.

 

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Event Calendar

Date Event Location
Christmas Holiday Show Fairview, Hudson NH 03051 Fairview, Hudson NH 03051
Christmas Holiday Show Laurel Place, Hudson, NH 03051 Laurel Place, Hudson, NH 03051
Christmas Holiday Show Nashua Crossings, Nashua, NH Nashua Crossings, Nashua, NH
John O Sings Hunt Community, Nashua, NH 03060 Hunt Community, Nashua, NH 03060
Valentine's Day show Langdon Place, Nashua, NH 03060 Langdon Place, Nashua, NH 03060
Irish Show Nashua Crossings, Nashua, NH 03062 Nashua Crossings, Nashua, NH 03062
A Little Bit of Ireland Our Lady of Mercy, Merrimack, NH Our Lady of Mercy, Merrimack, NH
John O Sings Nashua Crossings, Nashua, NH 03062 Nashua Crossings, Nashua, NH 03062
John O Sings Hunt Community, Nashua, NH 03060 Hunt Community, Nashua, NH 03060
John O Sings Nashua Crossings, Nashua, NH 03062 Nashua Crossings, Nashua, NH 03062
John O Sings Hunt Community, Nashua, NH 03060 Hunt Community, Nashua, NH 03060
Christmas Holiday Show Langdon Place of Nashua, Nashua, NH 03062 Langdon Place of Nashua, Nashua, NH 03062


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