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Volume 16 Issue 4 - December 2010

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you happy, whenever possible.What’s your absolute earliestmusical memory? I remembermy Mom, Grandmother andTante Sixta singing songs forevery special family occasion...and for everyday mundane occurrences…likethose obviousGerman Lied moments such as:waking up, brushing your teeth,going to bed, the sun coming up,snow fall, the second snowfall, abee coming to a picnic, a river, aday of school, hurting your kneeetc. etc, you get the idea – theyjust know thousands of songs byheart.Other musicians in your family?I certainly hope so; Everyonesings. I was always surroundedby music, thank God! My brotherwas at the choir school withme, my sister played cello andmet her husband singing in theMendelssohn Youth Choir. Myparents were longtime membersof the Mendelssohn Choir. Myoldest daughter, Sophie, playsviolin in the Halton Youth Orchestraand my twins just startedviolin and cello. I sang withpublic this summer, it was veryspecial, and they liked the applause.My youngest, Eva, insiststhat she will sing Paminawhen she grows up, and Daddycan be her Tamino. She willstart in the church choir as soonas she can read more than threeletter words; which she insists isnow and has talked her way intothe Christmas pageant this yearat 4, which is reserved for startingat 6!What is your first memory ofyourself singing? Singing forMonsignor Armstrong to getinto the choir school…I sang aGerman church song GrosserThe WholeNote MarketplaceGott wir loben Dich – very minimemory.A first instrument? I was prettyteach it at St. Mildred’s in Oakville,I suck at piano! I really regretthat I didn’t practice andkeep it up.First experiences of makingmusic with other people? Singingmadrigals with my parents fordad’s cool business parties…wewere pretty good!Do you remember when you firstsang alone for an audience? Yes,I sang Nanki Poo and forgot thewords. Then trying to make upbloom in the spring trala” andsurviving my own verse writ-haven’t changed that much...Read the full interview'sPianoLessonsFriendly, approachable -and strict!Liz Parker416.544.1803liz.parker@rogers.comQueen/BathurstThe WholeNoteMarketplace416-323-2232 x25 62 thewholenote.comDecember 1, 2010 - February 7, 2011

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