April 27, 2007

Delving into the archives of our family I’m posting pictures from 1993 today along with some of my picks from youtube.com.

As you all may know the MacDonald Family Singers was a considerably smaller group 14 years ago. : ) We did not have a name, cd, bus, or groupies then. : P

Our debut was one Sunday morning singing a set of scripture songs, dad at the mixer and mom at the piano. It was probably a 5 minute or less program.

In this first picture you’ll see that Peter is missing. He was sitting in the back with dad and when dad turned his back to adjust the sound he ran up front to be a part of the action.

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We sing at this church every year now on Homecoming Sunday.

Another picture from the same vintage you may enjoy…

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Peter, Me, Vincent and Bonnie.

Speaking of memories…(I’m really nostalgic today…lol) we’ve been listening to tapes of our late maternal grandmomther for the past few weeks. Her voice was amazing.

I’ve been hearing so many neat voices on youtube recently, one of them - Beverly Sills. Hear her sing here..
Another neat clip of her when she was seven years old! Her talent sure was evident early on.

It is interesting to look up one song and hear all the different versions of it. (O Mio Babbino Caro or The Star Spangled Banner for example. ; ) ) So many people, so many versions of the same song!

God sure made everyone with different vocal colors; some dark but warm, some slight and sweet, others totally brilliant and clear. God has created us uniquely!

A few more videos before I go…

This is a father daughter team from Japan (?) playing a soothing little melody on oboe and violin, with piano accompaniment.

Hear Hilary Hahn, violin virtuoso extraordinaire, here!

Ok, I'm done for now. : )

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