Mary in Minnesota 35+ yrs Vocal Guitar Piano Weddings, Seniors, Children's Programs, Various Events!
Mary Donahue has a B.A. in Vocal Performance
Music Planning Consultant: Weddings, Funerals, Catholic Liturgies.
Type of vocalist: Folk, Classical, Contemporary.
Fun, engaging, inspirational!
National Anthem performer
Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist: CD "To Every Mother" Heard on Radio/TV/Used on DVDs
Currently: Performs at Retirement Facilities, Teaches Private lessons in Guitar, Piano and Voice and Mentors Performers
I look forward to hearing from you!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Greetings! I am glad you found me! I was born on Christmas Day, 1959, and it seems I was destined to become a musician and singer when named "Mary Carol!" I've come a long way from singing with my little record player in my garage at age 4 (making SURE the kids walking home from school would notice I could sing), and entertaining folks during my guitar lessons at age 6(really!) to making Radio and TV appearances as a Recording Artist ("To Every Mother")
After much "Practice" as a soloist in my High School Choir, Madrigals Pop Group and Church Music groups, I began my Professional Career as a Folksinger at the age of 17, and continued to sing in College Coffeehouses, and as the House Entertainer in a popular Restaurant in Stillwater, Minnesota, along with many other venues in Stillwater and the Twin Cities. I have a B.A. in Vocal Performance from the University of St. Thomas, and 35+ Years of experience with Weddings, Funerals, Catholic Liturgies, Leading Praise and Worship, Healing Services, Charismatic Conferences, various other Church services and many other special concerts, functions, and my recorded music has been used as background music for various video presentations.
I started my own Business of teaching music to Preschoolers, which led to performing at grade schools for all ages of Elementary children. I have taught music in the Private Sector, and have directed Church music. Currently, I teach Guitar and Piano lessons and do consulting with up and coming young performers, teaching them the ropes!
In all my years of either performing or ministering music, I have come to realize the therapeutic essence music has, so I plan to obtain Certification as a Music Therapist. I love ministering music to those on Hospice and to people with special needs, so I welcome those opportunities!
I use guitar or piano to accompany my singing and perform a wide variety of music, currently performing in Foster Homes and at Retirement Communities, both of which hire me repeatedly. The genres of music I perform range from the 1920's to the present, drawing from Old Time favorites, Country Western, Popular Country, Folk, 50's -80's, Patriotic, Classical, Broadway Show Tunes, Blues, Jazz, Polkas, Waltzes, Ethnic (Mexican, German, Irish), Children's music, Contemporary Christian, Hymns and Liturgical music found in the Catholic Church. I even throw in some originals by my Uncle, my dad and myself! (My Dad's Fishing Song gets rave reviews!)
I am a soprano with a wide vocal range and if it's an entertainer you seek, I have loads of fun with my audiences by telling funny jokes and stories. I have also been known to show up as a character (such as Mary Poppins) to get a reaction!
Or, perhaps you would like an inspiring singer for your Wedding or for a Funeral or Church event: I fulfill those needs beautifully! Most recently, I was invited to sing The National Anthem at a large sports center! That was a thrill!
Thank you for your interest and I hope to hear from you soon!
Past Booked Events
|January 28, 2017 • 8:30am - 5:00pm||Worship Service|
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