Kentucky Regional Men's Chorus


2016 Retreat

January 27 - 29, 2017

Updated 1/6/17


January 27 - 29, 2017

Central Christian Church

205 East Short Street (Corner of MLK Blvd.)

Lexington, KY 40507


Overnight Accommodations:

Hampton Inn Lexington Medical Center

1953 Nicholasville Road (at Southland Drive)

Lexington, KY 40503

(859) 313-900


Group Rate: $104 Plus Taxes


Online Reservation Link:


Click here to open/download the Registration Form for the KRMC 2017 Retreat.


Rick Jouett

Kentucky Regional Men's Chorus

Update 1/6/17


In four weeks we will reconvene the Kentucky Regional Men’s Chorus at Central Christian Church in Lexington. It is difficult to believe that this will be our twenty-fourth version of “Singing From the Back Row!” I know that none of us who were around that first year expected that we would still be going strong so many years later, nor that we would have had the wonderful ministry opportunities which we have enjoyed. Still, our primary reason for being is gathering with a bunch of men to share in the blessing and work of making music together - everything else is just frosting on the cake.

If there is a refrain that we universally hear each year, from new-timers and old-timers alike, it is that they loved the retreat and absolutely will be back next year! This is a unique opportunity - one unduplicated anywhere. If you don’t join us, you will miss it and I believe you will be sorry.

This year we will once again be working at the production of a new CD. It has been nine years since we recorded “Give Us a Song.” Since then we have added a good deal of new music to our repertoire (yes we have a repertoire), and I look forward to working with you, Michael Rintamaa and Bill Johnson as together we seek to add a third blessing to our years together.

So, if you have not made plans to clear the weekend, do it today. Please register with the Regional Office - or at least let Rick know you are coming!

I wonder, is there really any reason - any compelling reason for you not to come this year? I suspect that the answer for most of us is “no.” So, stop reading, click over to the CCinKY website and register. You’ll be glad you did. You see, I don’t know what God has in store for us this weekend, but feel certain God does!


John Opsata



2017 “Singing From the Back Row” Schedule

All times are Eastern Standard Time

All rehearsals are at Central Christian Church

Friday, January 27

7:00-8:00 PM – Rehearsal and Recording

8:00-8:15 PM – Break

8:15-9:15 PM – Rehearsal and Recording

9:15-9:30 PM – Devotions - John

Saturday, January 31

8:45-9:00 AM – Devotions - Blake

9:00-10:00 AM – Rehearsal and Recording

10:00-10:15 AM – Break

10:15-11:15 AM – Rehearsal and Recording

11:15-11:30 AM - Break

11:30–12:15 PM - Rehearsal and Recording

12:15-1:30 PM – Catered Lunch at Central Christian Church

1:30-2:30 PM – Rehearsal and Recording

2:30-2:45 PM - Break

2:45–3:45 PM – Rehearsal and Recording

3:45-4:00 PM - Break

4:00-4:45 PM - Rehearsal and Recording

5:00-5:30 PM - Worship - Rev David Shirey

6:00 PM – Kansas vs. Kentucky Basketball Game

Evening Free

Sunday, February 2

9:40-10:40 AM – Warm Up

11:00 - Worship with Central Christian - Lexington


Music to Bring

Ain’t No Rock Gonna’ Shout for Me Battle Hymn of the Republic

The Comforter Do Not Be Afraid

Give Us a Song He Never Failed Me Yet

I Will Lift My Eyes Inscription of Hope

A Jubilant Song Lay Up Your Treasures in Heaven

Offertory River in Judea

Speak, O Lord Then Sings My Soul

The Way, the Truth, the Life When the Saints God Marching