Update: With the guidance of my voice coach, spiritual mentor, and friend Carole Brewer, this comedy act has been revised with more updated photos and slightly modified content.
If you had told me at a young age that stand-up comedy would be in my future, I would’ve laughed at the very idea. In 2016, not only did I turn 30. Not only did I get married to the love of my life, but I got the chance to showcase my humor, thanks to Women Writing for (a) Change Cincinnati and Go Bananas Comedy Club.
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For the past several years, I have had the honor of taking part in “Share The Journey” a Concert for Compassion, benefiting Leagues of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Catholic Charities of Southwest OH, and Keno Border Initiative. When I first heard this song done by Celtic Woman, I was deeply moved and started learning these powerful lyrics. I prayed God would give me the opportunity to sing it, and my prayer was answered. May this serve as a reminder that regardless of our ability, ethnicity, and way of life, we all are part of one world.
Composed by David Downes, Celtic Collections Limited. All Rights Reserved. String arrangement transcribed by Michael G. Ronstadt
Lead Vocal – Annie Donnellon
Additional Vocals: Jesse Manibusan Pedro Rubalcava Sarah Hart ValLimar Jansen Jaime Cortez Peter Kolar Donna Peña John Angotti Lynne Gray Tony Alonso John McCutcheon Petie Ronstadt Michael G. Ronstadt Serenity Fisher Vince Lujan Steve Young Greg Pierson Bill Tonnis Betsy Lippitt Paulette Meier Ed Gutfreund Manuel Susarret Dave Hawkins Ricky Nye Bishop Todd O’Neal and the House of Joy Choir Chris Collier Jeanne McDougal Zentz Bob Zentz Tatiana Tajci Cameron
Instrumentalists: Hiro Matsuo – cello Michael G. Ronstadt – cello Stefani Matsuo – violin Betsy Lippitt – violin John Vennemeyer – violin Rose Reidmiller Gowda – violin/viola Doug Hamilton – violin Stan Ginn – percussion Emily Sierra – Sax Bobby Fisher – keyboards, music director
Tom Sparough – juggling
Flora Leptek Moreau – interpretive dance and choreography
Produced and arranged by Bobby Fisher
Recorded and mixed by David Prues (Ambient Studios)
This show features songs from my album “A Sacred Collection.” I dedicated this show to my late grandfather, Henry Gessing who passed away on June 23, 2020, just under three months shy of his hundredth birthday. May he rest in peace!
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This is the first of several virtual concerts I held during 2020. This song features a mix of classical, country, and musicaltheatre and several fan requests. A big thanks to Kyle Woodruff for providing the accompaniment to some of these tracks and tenor harmony on “The Prayer.”