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In the "glow flow," as I like to call it. :)

Song: "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys Where: My pianist, Robert Barrett, and I entertained for a private fourth of July party last night out in the country of Central Virginia. Picture the rolling hillside, see the birds flitting up above over … [Read more...]

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  Come away with me in the night. Come away with me where you feel free to be you, where you feel free to live your life the way you wish to live your life. Come away with me where you let imperfections stand out there, perfect in their … [Read more...]

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A good reminder.

Song:  "My Favorite Things," from the 1959 Rogers & Hammerstein musical - the best. musical. ever. - The Sound of Music. Who: Me, singing (obvs.)Robert Barrett on piano, Corky Mitchell on percussion. Just having some fun … [Read more...]

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  Song: "Ach Ich Fuhl's" from Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute K620 Recording: Recorded live by Virginia Arts Recording, June 2011 at Cove Presbyterian Church for the Cove Concert Series. Piano played the wonderful Linda Blondel. What's … [Read more...]

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Route 15. Summer's coming.

The Song: "Summertime" from the 1935 Opera by the stellar George Gershwin. About the recording: Recorded in 2011 at Cove Presbyterian Church in Covesville, Virginia. Lots of angels in the rafters in that church. Piano: Linda Blondel, ticklin' … [Read more...]

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Song: "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley. Yes, yes I did go there. As just fabulously soulful me with my lighter soprano voice. About choosing this song: I have a propensity towards melancholy songs. It's like the ache of the universe can flow through my … [Read more...]

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  Oh Lord, Hear My Prayer - Taize Sung around our dinner table at a church potluck - actually quite lovely and gave me some great points to illustrate here.   Song: Taize Hymn "Oh Lord, Hear My Prayer" About the Song: … [Read more...]

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Heather recording "Marry Me" with Derek Tobler

One of Charlottesville's most popular wedding DJs is Derek Tobler. As fortune would have it, he happens to be one of my neighbors. He's the kind of neighbor you're glad to have. He's also the kind of professional that others professionals say really … [Read more...]

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Heather recording at home

  Song: "Someone Like You" by Adele. Who: Me and pianist, Ashleigh Russell. Ashleigh came to me like an angel, through my a music minister friend at the Catholic church. Why: Who doesn't love a little Adele? She's the listening … [Read more...]

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Rehearsal for Oratorio Society of Virginia

The past couple of weeks I've spent a fair amount of energy in rehearsals for a choir I belong to called "The Oratorio Society of Virginia." Choral work is a huge part of my life and identity as a musician, and the more I know about business, the … [Read more...]