Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. That means I’ll be working all through the night and until the wee hours of the morning helping my mom prepare hundreds of arrangements to be delivered to happy couples, mothers, sons, and daughters all over the central coast. Growing up at Bloom’n’Grow florist definitely had its highs and lows. I learned creativity, resourcefulness, and the true meaning of hard work. I also learned that running a business is exhausting, stressful, and will take everything you have. However, at the end of the day, it’s lovely when someone sends you flowers…… well, most of the time. 😉
Back in high school, I had a pretty strong mixed voice and a solid musical theatre sound. But, after obtaining a BM and MM in classical vocal performance, I lost the ability to sing above middle C in a mixed voice. Over the past year, I’ve been dabbling in being able to switch between a classical and musical theatre sound and it’s been a fascinating process. There have been some beautiful life-affirming mixed voice notes; but then there have been some terrible “screamer” notes which I laughed at and learned from. It’s been such a fun process getting back to my musical theatre “roots”.
Out of all the composers in the world, George Gershwin is my all-time favorite. His ability to straddle both the classical and jazz genres, his flawless melodic lines and catchy tunes, and his perfectly timed phrasing make his music a pleasure to sing.
This gorgeous piece from Little Women speaks of the friendship between two sisters, their lively imaginations, and their memories together.
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Tuneful Tuesday Week 38: What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
Now that the Christmas festivities are over, I must ask you, do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? 😉
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It’s been a pleasure to work with Danielle Dutro McNamara and Lacey McNamara for my 11th annual Holiday Concert. We can’t wait to perform for you this Saturday at 5PM! Join us for an hour of music, carols, joy, and peace.
Songs of Joy and Peace
Saturday, December 16th
5318 Palma Ave
Atascadero, Ca 93422
$15 suggested donation
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This past year has been a rough one for many. Between political turmoil, natural disasters, and horrible tragedies, there has been a lot of fear and sadness in the world. We all need a little quiet and healing during this holiday season–we need to sing some songs of joy and peace. To that end, my 11th annual holiday concert is coming up on Saturday, December 16th at 5pm. Join me at St. Luke’s Church 5318 Palma Ave in Atascadero, CA and get away from it all.
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