Thursday, January 07, 2010

Bella Sings



Enjoy this clip of Bella at a Messiah rehearsal--accompanied by what may be the world's Worst Community Orchestra. The poor girl had to fight for every note!

145 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW !!!
What a lovely voice.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Barb in Antarctica,
Oh, I mean Nebraska

Lisateresa said...

Anna - holy mackerel! Wowee! My mother used to point out to me certain sopranos whose voices seemed to "ring" - like bells within the voice - and this is what I hear in this tape. The gifts of God are amazing! You must be tickled! (Bella looks much younger here than in her "shawl" photo!) Congratulations, Bella!

Anna said...

Wow! Bella has such a beautiful voice! This is amazing!

Rebecca said...

Brava, Bella! Bellissima!

Linda said...

Wonderful! What a beautiful voice--clear as a bell and light without a hint of strain--just soaring over the top with a light prance--the kind of sorprano we hardly ever hear! Bravo, Bella!

Lynne in NC said...

Anna,
What a treat! Thanks for sharing this video of Bella. She sings so lovely and clear.
Brava!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Beautiful! How talented she is.

The world's worst community orchestra? Hey, I'm a member of that one. We must be neighbors.

Paula said...

Thank you for sharing. What a treat. I know for sure your blog is my sweet vacation. My family laughs because I tell them I am going on a little vacation (your blog) every night. Have a blessed day. Now back to the books... Leaving with a huge smile. :)

Davene said...

Thank you so much for posting this, Anna! Bella sings beautifully!!! From an earlier post, I had guessed that her voice was something extraordinary; but to hear the proof is delightful.

I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for her!

Heather said...

Wow! When you said months ago that we would be hearing of Bella some day you were not exaggerating in the least! What a beautiful gift God has given your precious girl! I can hardly wrap my mind around such a lovely voice in such a young girl! Oh the places she will go, the praises she will sing, and the blessing she will be to those of us who cannot carry a tune but admire those who can!

A Quiet, Gracious Life said...

Wow!!!

That was amazing.

April said...

She has a gorgeous voice with a very unique color to it! Anna, I am a vocal coach and I'd suggest, if you have not already, that you find a coloratura soprano to teach Bella asap. I know she is young, but her voice is very developed for her age and training now with a GOOD teacher will only help.

Nikki said...

That voice is a gift from the Lord!!!
Amazing!!!!

Jessica said...

Bella is a treasure! Not only is this girl an amazing cook and talented with her knitting/crafts, she sings wonderfully.

Farrah said...

Great balls of fire! She's amazing! She will be a wonderful operetta singer very soon. Congratulations Bella on all of your God given talents!

Jake said...

I remember when you told us she had started lessons.....and now she's here. So fun to see it growing....

Xenia Kathryn said...

What a treat, to be able to hear her sing! Thanks for sharing, Anna, and thanks for always bringing such beauty to the blogosphere. I don't know how you manage to have such a successful blog without buckling to all of the (ahem... tacky?) advertisements that every other popular blog seems to have. Thanks for staying true and making your readers feel like a valued audience.

The Hojnackes said...

She has a beautiful voice! (and that orchestra was pretty awful)

Morning said...

My goodness! You'd described her voice, but nothing could prepare me for such a lovely sound. A rare gift indeed.

Alexia said...

Good grief! I wasn't expecting that! She's amazing!! WOW.

momawake said...

Wonderful!

Polly said...

Glorious. I can't believe she's so young!

Alicia said...

I do believe she could do anything that she wanted with that voice. Extraordinary. I'm glad she's in a family that knows how to nurture their children and their talents.

camillofan said...

Longtime listener, first-time caller.

Thanks for sharing; that was very, very nice-- and I've definitely heard worse orchestras. :-)

Kristin said...

Wow! She is absolutely awesome!

Dawn said...

Absolutely warming my heart on a freezing evening here in Florida! I am completely floored by Bella's voice. From your blog, each member of your family seems to have their own unique talents. Amazing. That voice is a pure gift from God. No, BELLA is a pure gift from God!

In Christ,
Dawn

Little Miss Flossy said...

I've been looking forward to this clip ever since you promised it last year. Truly worth waiting for. Beautiful.

Allison said...

wow!!! that is awesome!

TwoMuths said...

lovely!

Rose said...

I expected Bella would have a beautiful voice, I didn't anticipate this. As a former high school teacher I can't help but think, 'thank goodness Bella is the daughter of parents who know how to mould talent and expect their children to strive for their best.' Brava Bella, brava.

Sarah said...

She has an incredible voice, absolutely exquisite. And from what I can tell, a beautiful character to go with it.

The B's said...

WOW!!! I knew it was going to be good, but THIS...! Bella's sweet voice would rival any of the heavenly host! Thank you so much for sharing such a blessing!

Lindsey said...

wow! Bella has such a lovely, powerful voice. She did rather well against such....dissonance...lol

Clare said...

Oh. My. Word. What an incredible voice!!! I foresee a bright future in opera for this young lady. Outstanding!

Anonymous said...

Lovely voice indeed, with great potential - as another poster mentioned, coaching with a good coloratura soprano would be ideal. Pity about the orchestra, how Bella could manage to maintain pitch at all with that dissonance is testimony to her talent.

Sonja said...

Yay! Thank you for posting it. Such a treat to hear such a beautiful voice. I'm sure you'll pass on all of our encouragements to her. Yay, Bella!

Lucille said...

That is a beautiful instrument she has there. She looked so relaxed yet in command. I think she must have had a better orchestra playing in her head.

Serena said...

Stunningly beautiful. I'm picky about women's voices, but I LOVE Bella's.

caramela said...

She really has an exceptional voice!What a gift!
Annamaria :)

gilliankirby said...

A stunning voice! Thank you so much for sharing this video. I've been looking forward to it ever since you mentioned that Bella had a solo in the Messiah.

Jenny said...

WOW. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! What a voice. I admire Bella for being able to keep tune while the orchestra falls in and out of it! What a lovely young lady. :)

September said...

A beautiful voice for a beautiful girl - amazing :-)

Julie said...

You are so blessed!

Rebecca said...

An Angel's voice!

~Karen~ said...

Anna, a beautiful girl with a voice to match. Thank you for sharing her gift with us.

kelly said...

great way to start my morning..thank you she is just beautiful

Mrs. CLB said...

Wonderful! Beautiful voice!

Blessings,

Mrs. CLB

Anonymous said...

Oh, Anna. Thank you for posting this clip. It just plain warms my heart - to hear such loveliness. Bella's singing is going in my "Whatsoever Things..." (Philippians 4) notebook - in the "lovely" section.

Buttercup of the very frozen north.

kath said...

Whoa! That girl has a set of pipes!

I just heard the voice of an angel.
She's lucky to have parents like you to encourage her talents. Thank you for sharing her with the rest of us.

AnnMarie said...

Everyone else has said it, but I'll chime in as well: Her name fits her voice!

Sarah said...

Hallelujah! I couldn't believe that amazing sound was coming out of that little girl! She has such a lovely voice at such a young age! What a blessing from God.

katherine said...

What a delight! She is amazing. Thank you for sharing her song.

ktquilts said...

Chills!!

Kate said...

you are sooo going to miss this part of being a mom

I know I do.

Dinah Soar said...

Double wow!..Amazing young woman..beautiful voice, beautiful appearance and I bet she's as beautiful inside as out.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Beautiful!

Thank you Anna for sharing with us! Her voice is so sweet and clear...precious gift.

chinaorbust2004 said...

amazing! she's a beautiful girl.

Brooke said...

Amazing!! What a wonderful gift she has, and wonderful parents to encourage her talents. Thanks for sharing.

Gillian said...

Very lovely! Quite a voice for twelve :-) I think our community orchestra for Sound of Music probably rivaled this one in awful-ness... but kudos to Bella for working through the... pitch differences...

SinginginHisName said...

You have said many times how Bella loved to sing and I said to myself she should post a video one day of her singing! And here is the video, yes Bella's voice is very clear and she does not strain for the notes which is a breath of fresh air. I am a vocalist myself and I am not a 1st soprano, but I am a 2nd and I have to strain for 1st notes. She did a great job with her range. God does give us wonderful gifts! I will be posting some videos of myself singing in the near future hopefully too.

Bonnie said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. That is all I can think to say, she is incredible!
Very well done Bella!

Trina said...

thank you for letting us see this!

Bella definitely was made to sing - she does it so effortlessly - wish I could have seen her in person.

Anna said...

Wow! The orchestra was horrible, but Bella was WONDERFUL.

Julian said...

ok, im like in tears. That is absolutely a gift from God. Bella seriously consider opera as a career. I can hardly believe you are 12. I am still in shock. You have the voice of an angel.
Christina Gomez

Grafted Branch said...

Uh oh. Y'all are going to have some decisions to make with that voice. She's clearly meant to do this. Beautiful!

Elisabeth Black said...

Amazing. Floored.

Melissa said...

Oh my stars... who would have expected that amazing voice to come from that little girl? Gorgeous. Praise God! Thank you for sharing :-)

Tina W said...

What an incredible voice!

Val said...

Waht an amazing God given gift! And what awful violins...

Carlie said...

Holy crud!!!! That's astounding! Thanks for sharing. I've wondered lots of times who she actually sounds like. She's amazing. No wonder the director reacted that way when she auditioned....discovering someone like Bella is every director's audition dream.

cinnamonwhirls said...

I am speechless. What utter talent. God has truly gifted sweet Bella. x

Sarah said...

I see this post is already abounding in comments, but I had to throw mine in too. You must be bursting with pride (only the good kind, of course) and delight in the wonderful gift God has given her. Thank you for sharing!

Katelyn said...

Oh my word, her voice is astounding. She has such a beautiful gift of singing!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. She is a MAJOR talent! What an amazing voice! Just WOW!
Kathy F.

Linda said...

My husband, the singer in our family, said "Wow!" I concur. She is just so sweet and lovely.

Good Thunder said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!

Elizabeth Ann said...

Thank you for sharing this with us, Anna! What a lovely surprise. Your daughter sounds beautiful, and I applaud her calm and collected demeanor when working with a rather unpredictable accompaniment. I hope she will take great joy in singing for the rest of her life!

BlueCastle said...

Oh wow. So beautiful. And she has such confidence. Lovely.

affectioknit said...

That is just so AWESOME!

Hannah said...

We can all say we first heard her on her mom's blog when she's famous someday!

Billie Jean said...

OMG! Anna, what a proud mother you must be - she has a such a beautiful, pure voice. Sing on Bella!

Billie Jean in NC

An Adventurer in the World said...

Wow! Bella's voice 'rings' as an early commenter said. clearly gifted.

Do hope the orchestra members knew your opinion of their work before you posted, though!

deb meyers

Maria i Falkenberg said...

What a beautiful voice. God bless her to use that voice in the future!

Anonymous said...

wow

Lori said...

I know everyone has already said this but WOW! Your daughter can really sing! How pretty. She did a great job. Wow. ;0) Nuf said.

Mary said...

beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Holy Cow! She's only 12?? She's got an amazing voice, particularly for someone that young. Her high notes are so clear and spot-on. Well done, Bella!

Elizabeth
(MouthyLabrador from the S&S board)

Heather said...

Wow. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I believe she will go far! Thanks for sharing her talent with us.

Brenda

April said...

Tell Bella congratulations on singing beautifully and staying in tune!! You gotta love those high, squeaky, out of tune violins near the end. That's why I don't play stringed instruments anymore. Yay for fellow sopranos! :) God bless!

Margo said...

what a gorgeous rich, clear, light voice - just floating up to the high notes. so so so beautiful! Thank you for sharing and blessings as you plan the future :)

Emily said...

Simply breathtaking...

Becky said...

Extraordinary! What a gift-thanks for sharing it with all of us. We'll look forward to seeing what God leads you to do with the blessing of such an angelic voice.

Christina said...

Wow, what a lovely voice!
She certainly suits her name, beautiful voice and a beautiful girl.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this, Anna. Your sweet girl's voice brought tears to my eyes. (Yes, right here at my desk at the office!) =)

Mary in CA

Mrs. U said...

Oh what the Lord has gifted your daughter with!!! What a joy listening to her!!!!

Please, when her CD comes out (surely!!!), make it available here for all of us to purchase!!!!

His,
Mrs. U

HollyC said...

Bella is angelic!!!

Kimmie said...

Whoa! She is going to sing professionally right? She definitely has been given a gift by GOD!!

Kimmie

Sheila said...

Lovely....all around. :)

Anonymous said...

Wowzaaaa!

connie said...

what a gift God has given her! i know it will be nutured well.

Laurie said...

Wow!!! She's a beautiful young lady with a beautiful voice - thanks for sharing!

Laurie S.

purplepolkadots said...

Wow! De-lurking to say, what a beautiful voice. Thanks for sharing your daughter's beautiful talent with us.

ps seeing a new post from your blog is one of my small treats of the day

TRS said...

Chills! What a beautiful voice.

ljbphilbeck said...

Oh my goodness! So very awesome! Such a voice and such beauty too...she is blessed and she is a blessing! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Holy. Cow. That beauty of yours has some serious chops on her. SHE is going to go FAR!
Encourage her not to destroy her beautiful instrument with anything "pop" like Mariah Carey or the like. She will only ruin it!
Indiana University School of Music... a fabulous, world-renowned music school, and a tough one to get into. She could go TOMORROW!!

Ruthanne (in Seattle) said...

How lovely Bella. Your voice is a delight to listen to.

Anonymous said...

Really Incredible! You must be very proud. Sara

Jocelyn K. said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful! If she was fighting for the notes because of the orchestra, I can't imagine how even more amazing she would be with a professional orchestra. :D

What a gifted talent she has been blessed with. Thank you for sharing!

Christin said...

I can't help here but comment after reading your blog for a while! What a lovely voice! I love to see how each of your children come to discover their talents and gifts from the Lord and then just take off! I can't imagine your joy!

Christin P

jill said...

what a wonderful gift---The Lord has truely blessed her...Thank you so much for sharing...would love to hear more!!!!!!!

Jackie said...

Bella is the whole package! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

The next Kathleen Battle!

Dawn in TX

Anonymous said...

Dear Anna,

I had to fight back tears watching this! So pure and beautiful! I can't believe she is only 12 years old! What a lovely young lady you have raised with a huge, HUGE God-given talent! :)

~ Z.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! She has such lovely tone.
Leigh Ann

Anna said...

Thanks to each one of you who left such encouragement for Bella! She has so enjoyed reading your comments.

It truly is a joy to watch her bloom.

Stacy said...

What a treat! She has a beautifully mature voice!

Beer said...

She is such a new singing talent!!
She luck's in to have great parents and nice family. I can tell you she owed her success to your encouragement.
Bella did a good job and so do you!!
Thank you for sharing it with us.

Becky

Kimberlee said...

Thank you so much for sharing! As you have said, what a beautiful, divine gift she has been blessed with. Her voice has such a pure, delightful, joyful sound to it - it reminds me of bells like someone else mentioned. Or water - clear, flowing, beauty radiating light. (I truly didn't even hear much of the orchestra, I was so enchanted.) Deo gratias!

Caroline said...

The Lord has truly blessed her with the voice of an angel! While I was listening, my man (from accross the room) commented, "Wow, that is impressive! Who is that?"

Twinkle, twinkle little star...

Christine said...

Bella is how old?
So mature and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Beth W. said...

Wow, finally got to hear her! She has a wonderful voice--may God's light shine through her in whatever way He would have her use that wonderful talent. Please keep us up to date on how her training is going and what she does with her voice. And like someone else said, please let us have a chance to buy anything she may produce on CD someday! God bless you, Bella. And keep you humble, too. :)

Andrea said...

Oh my word! What talent!!! She hardly even looks like it takes her effort to produce such perfectly pitched beautiful music! What a gift she has been given (especially in parents who have nurtured and grown this gift)!

I just found your blog and will surely stick around....
Blessings,
Andrea

Emily said...

Absolutely stunning! Wow, you would not expect such a voice coming out of a young girl like that. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Victoria said...

wow!!! now THAT is a voice!!! I had to listen to it three times! AMAZING!! Praise God!

Victoria, England xxx

Anonymous said...

We got a laugh about the orchestra (they were trying), and really enjoyed Bella's voice (we meaning my daughter who is 13). Bella has the gift doesn't she?

Rae and Gwen

Anonymous said...

Now that is a GIFT from above! WOW!

Brenda M. said...

Bella has an amazing voice.

Hana said...

Awesome! Wow, at first I thought it must be a professional singer! She sings beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

Oh.My.Goodness. Her talent just blows me away. I just wish that a dear friend who passed away unexpectedly a year ago could hear her. My friend and Bella , although many yrs apart in age, have that same unique gift....what a blessing to hear this!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful voice...

And I am sure that the community orchestra players were just doing their best. Good for them to give it their best shot too and play a praise to God.

rahraht said...

Bella Messiah indeed! AND Bella Bella :)
Someone mentioned "the next Kathleen Battle". As she is a Major Diva and makes enemies wherever she goes, I hope Bella will excel beyond her!
Blessings on Bella and may she use her gift just as God intends it to be used.

Rebecca in WI said...

What a beautiful clear voice your Bella has! Bravo!

Maiden of the King said...

Beautiful, Bella. Sorry about that really terrible orchestra. They are awful! :)

the W. family said...

Perfectly lovely!!!
~Alyssa

The Chatty Housewife said...

I got chills listening to that, thank you so much for sharing it with us. I feel sorry for the orchestra, they definitely are weak and out of tune aren't they? I am glad Bella gets a chance to share her amazing voice with the world, but she definitely makes the orchestra sound poor in comparison!

Laura Leigh Dobson said...

wow. . . lovely indeed. Bella certainly has a very rare gift. amazing.

. . . and i'm sure the orchestra new they were horrible. . . been there done that. like someone else said im sure they were doing their best.

Brambleberry said...

My jaw is resting on the floor. What a gift. WOW!!

Chris said...

I'll just add one more "WOW"! God has surely blessed her with a gift. I can't imagine how far she'll go with her singing. Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

That girl is amazing! Especially considering she was backed by such a bad orchestra...she did a great job! Thanks so much for sharing! I was waiting (im)patiently for it ever since you posted about it back a few months ago. What a range...especially for her age.

Brin said...

*gasp*

I want her on my iPod! God must have big things in store for that big voice. :)

Anonymous said...

she sounds just lovely! i check in on your blog every so often. it is so peaceful and the scenes you describe and take pictures of are so beautiful. thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

How Beautiful her voice is!

little dresses said...

Oh my! That was absolutely amazing! She is so beautiful, every time I see her here she makes me smile! What a special girl you have.

xoxo,
Samantha

mongollisa said...

A note from the ends of the earth....I haven't seen one from Mongolia here, yet! :) I loved hearing Bella....would have loved it even more if it would have been longer. How she must bless you, singing while she cooks!

Lisa

Tosontsengel, Mongolia

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