Annette is a member of the Catholic Association of Musicians and of the United Catholic Music and Video Association and has been active in numerous church activities and organizations including the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, the Orange County Diocese Pastoral Service Appeal, and the Magnificat Ministry to Catholic Women, to name a few. One of her greatest pleasures, though, is in singing for the Lord. She sang her first solo (O Holy Night) at the age of eight and sang in choirs throughout elementary school, high school, and as a young adult. However, her singing voice was dormant for many years while raising a family and working at a career as an employment recruiter.
Eventually the Lord prompted her to take voice lessons in 1997. Her voice lessons stopped abruptly, however, at the end of one year due to a severe injury which resulted in major surgery. As she gazed at her wheel chair, walker, crutches, and cane, and struggled with physical therapy for the better part of a year, she knew that the Holy Spirit was asking her to sing for others who were convalescing. When fully recovered, her new-found ministry led her to present over ninety performances for the elderly and disabled at convalescent homes, retirement communities, and for other events. In Annette’s case, scripture proved to be true “…..all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) She has had occasions to also perform for the Legion of Mary, for The Young Ladies Institute, with a Magnificat women’s group, and to sing liturgical music at weekly Sunday Masses.
Annette’s albums classify her as a songwriter and recording artist. While she loves to perform 50’s and 60’s rockn’roll music, she has chosen to record inspirational music to encourage listeners. With the help of her producer, David Harris, she continues to offer unique vocal arrangements which spread messages of faith, hope and love.
Annette’s ministry combines spiritual teachings with inspirational music as evidenced in her testimonies at numerous convalescent homes as well as for “Christ Renews His Parish” weekend programs. There she has shared many of her life experiences, including how the Lord healed her of diabetes.
It is Annette’s goal to donate a portion of proceeds from her work to charity; and it is her hope that her music will bless you, inspire you, and touch your heart and soul. To God be all glory!
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