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I Got the Son

ABOUT THE PROJECT

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I feel incredibly blessed by the gift of song that so deeply penetrates my being and the tender moments I have felt in sharing this gift with all in my reach, whether performing on stage, engrossed in deep conversation on the phone, teaching or sharing the joy of singing with my students.  As Annie Oakley said, “Got no butler, got no maid, Still I think I’ve been over paid, I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night!” As a tribute to this message and a desire to recognize that I believe my singing is gift from God, I have named this CD "I Got the Son."


This album is a celebration of connections I have made over the years, sharing faith, peace, comfort, and joy with others. In collaboration with a very talented and versatile pianist, we plan to create the following feast from songs of the classical, musical theater and sacred repertoire:

-Songs I have enjoyed singing with my children:
“My Heavenly Father Loves me” 
“I feel my Savior’s Love,” “I’m trying to be like Jesus”
“If the Savior stood beside me”  

-Songs that have given me insight into a deeper spiritual connecting:
“Take time to be Holy” 
“Come Thou Fount”

 -Danish songs about nature that I sang growing up and that still tug at my heartstrings:
“Kun en dag, et øjeblik ad gangen” (Day by Day)
“Jeg bærer med smil min byrde” (I carry my load with a smile)
“Altid frejdig, når du går”  (Always Cheerful, as you journey through life)

 -Songs when together we have been carried on angels’ wings as I sang at celebration of life events:
“How Great Thou Art” 
“O Divine Redeemer”

 -Songs that give me hope and that I just can’t stop singing once I start:
“You’ll Never Walk Alone”
“Cockeyed Optimist”
“I Got the Sun in the Morning”

-The final song is a wish for a blessing to all I hold so dear, near or far away; family and friends, colleagues, students, and audience members. 
“May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You.” 


I am thrilled to be bringing this project to life, but I cannot do it alone. Your support is enormously appreciated! No amount is too small or large. Donated funds will be used to cover artist fees, recording engineering and mixing, CD packaging, and distribution. Please click on the link below and see the reward levels for fun ways you can be included in this project!  Creating this CD is something I have dreamed of, and I would be most grateful for your help in making this dream come true! The sooner we can cover the costs for recording, the sooner we can get rolling.  Please consider donating to this special project.