Thoughts on three types of musicians

Thoughts on three types of musicians

There are many different reasons that musicians do what they do, but in my experience I’ve known three primary types of musicians.  The most common way I see musicians portrayed (in the movies, TV, and literature) is as an artist – the type of person who is...
Lund Domkyrka – I denna ljuva sommartid

Lund Domkyrka – I denna ljuva sommartid

There once was a young Swedish woman named Elna Persdottir, who grew up on a farm outside the tiny town of Eslöv in Skåne, in the south of Sweden.  Elna was the oldest of five children, the daughter of a tailor, and from her father she learned the skills to become a...
Summer 2015: Singing in Sweden!

Summer 2015: Singing in Sweden!

I am thrilled to announce that while I’m in Skåne visiting family this summer, I’ll have some opportunities to sing in some of the beautiful churches! Thursday June 18th, 12.10.  Noonday concert at St Johannes Kyrka in Malmö A solo concert of sacred works,...
SOLO ALBUM RELEASE: Live at Urban Grace

SOLO ALBUM RELEASE: Live at Urban Grace

Introducing my new solo album, Live at Urban Grace! It is a collection of sacred, folk song, and operatic works recorded during last summer’s concert at the historic Urban Grace church in downtown Tacoma, WA.  Now available on iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, and...

Video: Det är en ros utsprungen

There was something that Allt för Sverige viewers didn’t get to see during the Julspecial… My Swedish relatives and I sang to each other in the kitchen! While we drank Glögg they sang for me a song about Tomte, and then I sang O Holy Night for them. I also...

How Great Thou Art (O Store Gud) – Video

Last summer I was in the mountains in Swedish Lapland and came upon a chapel at the top of a hill, with a view toward Sweden’s Mount Kebnekaise. The clouds had been blocking the view all morning but chose that moment to part – and I felt an overwhelming...