“This production is filled with people at the top of their game…All the performers have such serving hearts,” Donnelly said. “They are humble professionals that want to give their best and want to be used to give a gift back to the community.”
I really had no idea I would enjoy doing live concerts as much as I do. It’s kind of a new thing for me to do solo concerts and I’m really liking it. There’s a certain energy like none other. Here’s a clip of “Joy to the World/Go Tell it” from the Christmas concert I put on for South Coast Christian Assembly in San Juan Capistrano. It’s a rough and raw clip, but it’ll give you an idea of how much fun we had.
One of my most cherished memories was being hired to sing in a group to back up Barbara Streisand as part of a fundraiser for President Clinton. Barbara Streisand was very down to earth at the rehearsals and President Clinton was incredibly kind, greeting us with hugs and even a box of chocolates for each of us with a sticker of the presidential seal on it. (Which I’m pretty sure is the only box of chocolates given to me that I haven’t torn into and eaten!) Heading home from the event I received a text from a friend: “Did I just see you hug the president of the United States on the news right now????” So surreal to text back “Yes!”
It’s always a thrill to be able to sing with Pete Jacob and his 16 piece big band ‘Wartime Radio Review’. There’s nothing like singing tight Andrew Sister harmonies to a kickin’ band. Check out one of the numbers we do, “A Tisket a Tasket”.
It was nothing short of an absolute pleasure to work with Mr. Robin Williams at the 72nd Academy Awards in 2000. This unique performance featured over the top costumes and a chorus line which included Canadian Mountie can can girls. From rehearsals to show time it was non-stop laughs and a good time.