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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This is and will always be my favorite holiday piece to sing. The power and grandeur of this song make it almost operatic in quality. I love that there’s a Christmas song where I can “bring out the big guns” and use my full voice. Merry Christmas everyone!
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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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I’m posting my Tuneful Tuesday early this week in honor of my birthday—because all I really want to do for my birthday is sing.
I’ve always loved the irony of this piece by Ira Gershwin and Kurt Weill; but I’ve never actually had the opportunity to sing it. I figured my birthday was a great opportunity to remember not to make your mind up about how your life is going to go. You never know what the world has in store for you. I never thought I’d be filling my days singing, teaching yoga, and running my own private vocal and piano studio; but I love the variety, intensity, and joy with which I live my life. Growing up, I made many plans. Some fell through; some were achieved; all helped me to evolve as a person. But, some of the best things in my life happened when I let go of my plans and just went where fate led me. As the character Tracy Lord says in The Philadelphia Story, “the time to make up your mind about people is never”… and that includes making up your mind about yourself.
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