So we decided to do a couple of songs that our Aunt Janie taught us when we were just kids. Aunt Janie arranged "It's a Grand Night for Singing" and "When You're Smilin'" from when she and her sisters sang trio way back when. Then we each will to sing a solo. I decided to sing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" hearkening back to the way our mother sang it years ago. Bonnie is singing "Straighten Up and Fly Right" by Nat King Cole. We also invited our niece-in-law Sarah to sing with us and also share piano accompanying duties. She will sing "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid possibly with some help from her two little daughters. Then Barbara will sing "Poor Unfortunate Souls." We plan to finish up with "America, the Beautiful" SSAA a cappella.
These friends are from the ward where my Aunt Janie lived as well as my parents. They were absolutely devoted to our Aunt Janie, and they truly loved my mother. I will assume that most of our audience will be on the "older" side. They will probably love our offerings no matter what we present, but I think doing some of the oldies but goodies is the way to go.
We are having fun preparing this music. It's not often we get to do show biz stuff. Now, we are just hoping Bonnie recovers from a bout of COVID she acquired on her tour to Mexico City with the Tabernacle Choir last week. Well, she's got 1 week to get over it! Then it's showtime!