Saturday, May 24, 2008

Last week S. had a singing recital. She's been taking voice lessons from one of the girls at church and she really enjoys it.
Here are some videos of her songs, which I don't really expect anyone to watch them all. The video quality is horrid. All we have is our digital camera and you can't use the flash on the videos, so they are very dark. And the jiggle all over, but what can you expect from your 14yr old brother? Anyway, here they are for posterity's sake. :):

"Se Tu Ma'mi": (Which F. does NOT like because he thinks it sounds like "Say to Mommy" which would just be wierd.)



"Tonight": (she has a lot of trouble hitting those low notes.)



and "Lacia Choi Pianga". I have no idea what that means. I guess she could tell you if you asked... But it is my favorite of the three.



Well, she did a pretty good job, and I'm proud of my girl. But mostly I'm not proud of her for her voice, which is nice, and I enjoy hearing her sing. I think it will be really nice for her in her life to be able to sing well and all that. But mostly I'm proud of her that she has the guts to get up in front of her church family, which includes a lot of dear supportive friends, but some critics as well, and do it. When I was her age, it would have been over my dead cold body before I would have done something like that!

9 comments:

Joyce said...

Congratulations to S. on a successful recital! "Lacia Choi Pianga" was my favorite as well. :)

I always get weepy when young people work hard at something, and then are brave enough to perform in front of everyone, whether it be sing, play the violin, run the mile in a track meet, or submit creative writing in a difficult competition.

To me it is a blessing to see also S.'s enjoyment of singing. :)

Marbel said...

Beautiful! I am with you, I would never have done it (even if I had talent). Critics? Shame on them.

Mrs. Darling said...

Thats gorgeous! Good job S. When you sing at the Performing Arts Center or in that play on Broadway or the opera house...or shucks..wherever you sing...I am expecting a discounted ticket and a back stage tour! After all I knew you when...

Roberta said...

She sang beautifully, and carried herself very confidently. Well done! You must be so proud.

LynAC said...

Ack! I wish I could watch but on dial up--it'd take hours. Maybe I'll try again from my mom's--we're leaving tomorrow, God willing.

Afa, Texas goes, I know a few MOMYS who live in Texas. Why don't you go on over to momys.com and join up. They seem to like it there pretty well ;0) I still think you'd like my mountains better. Much cooler at night.

amy said...

S sounded so nice! We want to hear her sing in real life though.

kerri @ gladoil said...

She'll sing at graduation, if you're coming. Praying she'll get over this sore throat bit..

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh yes Im coming. Im coming today too.

MyKidsMom said...

What a lovely voice. And I second you on the "over my dead cold body" bit, I would have never had the guts at this age...but then I didn't have a voice like this either;)