Barb Sorensen

Send a Singing Telegram! :


Why?:

  • Birthdays
  • Congratulations
  • Bon Voyages
  • Love
  • Mother's/Father's Day
  • New Baby
  • Marriage
  • Engagements
  • Holidays
  • Special Occasions and Celebrations
  • Any old reason!

  • What?:

    Barb will go to your location and sing the song you request accompanying herself on acoustic guitar.


    Choose from the following list of songs available.

    *NOTE: Special requests for songs that are not in the public domain require an extra $50 licensing fee

    JoJo

    OBTW

    Walk That Mile

    Do You Know Where You Are?

    Diamonds on the Streets in San Francisco

    Because I Am

    The Sound Of Your Soul

    A Farmer's Light

    Come To The Farm

    5:30 AM

    Give You What You Need

    Violet Skies

    Come To The Farm


    Brahm's Lullaby (German, English, Chinese)

    Wr Hat die Schonsten Schafen

    Rock a Bye Baby

    Hey Hey Watanay

    Die Blumelein Sie Schlafen

    Der Mond Ist Auf Gegangen

    Weissts Du Wieviel Sternlein Stehen?

    Hush Little Baby

    Oh How Lovely Is The Evening

    Sleep My Baby

    Twinkle Little Star

    Sleep Baby Sleep (German, English)

    A La Nanita


    Goober Peas

    Skip To My Loo

    Shoo Fly

    When Johnny Comes Marching Home

    Dixieland

    Battle Hymn of The Republic


    Wir Wollen Unser Alten Kaiser Wilhelm Wieder Haben

    Ich Hatte Ein Kamaraden

    Lore Lore Lore (Im Wald, Im Grünen Walde)

    Morgen Marschieren Wir

    Wenn Die Soldaten

    Ein Heller und Ein Batzen

    Argonnerwaldlied

    Erika

    Schwarzbraun Ist Die Hazelnuss

    Der Treuer Husar

    Schlesierland



    Der Jager Aus Kurpfalz

    Horch Was Kommt Von Draussen Rein

    Mein Vater War Ein Wandersmann

    Es Klappert Die Muhle Am Rauschenden Bach Klipp Klapp

    Alle Vogel Sind Schon Da

    Ein Vogel Wollte Hochzeit Machen

    Grun Grun Grun Sind Alle Meine Kleider

    Ach Du Lieber Augustin

    Die Tiroler Sind Lustig

    Heidenroslein

    Die Lorelei

    Madel Ruck Ruck Ruck

    Muss I Denn

    Wenn Alle Brunlein Fliessen

    Du Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen

    Lustig Ist Das Zigeuner Leben

    Freut Euch Des Lebens

    Lili Marlen

    Das Wandern Ist Des Mullers Lust

    In Einem Kuhlen Grunde

    Ich Bin Ein Musikanter

    Kein Schoner Land in Dieser Zeit

    Ich Geh Mit Meiner Laterne

    O Wie Wohl Ist Mir Am Abend

    Im Munchen Steht Ein Hofbrauhaus

    Ich Hab Mein Herz in Heidelberg Verlorn

    La Paloma

    Wiesse Taube


    Ja, Vi Elsker Dette Landet (Norwegian National Anthem)

    Eirik Jarl

    Per Spelmann

    Pal Sine Honer

    Lille Petter Edderkopp

    Solveigs song

    A Kjore Vatten

    Folkestad Visa

    Kjerringa Med Staven

    Geiterams

    Mellom Bakkar Og Berg


    German

    • Schneeflockchen Weissrockchen
    • Alle Jahre Wieder
    • Susani (Eia, Eia)
    • Kling Glockchen Kling
    • Von Himmel Hoch, Da Komm Ich Her
    • Von HImmel Hoch, Ihr Englein Kommt
    • Ihr Hirten Erwacht
    • Josef Lieber Josef
    • Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht (1st verse sung in German, English, and Norwegian)
    • Kommet Ihr Hirten, Ihr Manner Und Frauen
    • Maria Auf Dem Berge
    • Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging
    • Still, Still, Still
    • Es Wird Schon Glei Dumpa
    • O Tannenbaum
    • De Christbaum Ist Der Schonste Baum
    • Am Weihnachtsbaum Die Lichter Brennen
    • Ihr Kinderlein, Kommet
    • Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen
    • Leise Rieselt Der Schnee
    • Sussser Die Glocken Nie Klingen
    • Heidschi Bumbeidschi
    • Herbei O Ihr Glaubigen
    • O Du Frohliche
    • In Dulci Jubilo
    • Morgen Kinder Wird's Was Geben
    • Morgen Kommt Der Wiehnachtsmann
    • Frohliche Weihnacht Uberall
    • Lassst Uns Froh Und Munter Sein
    • Als Ich Bei Meinen Schafen Wacht

    Norwegian

    • Bjelleklang
    • Glade Jul
    • Her Kommer Dine Arme Smo
    • Jeg Er So Glad Hver Julekveld
    • Musevisa
    • O Jul Med Din Glede
    • Pa Laven Soyter Nissen

    Polish

    • W Zlobie Lezy
    • Wśród Nocnej Ciszy

    English

    • O come O Come Emmanuel
    • Good Christian Men Rejoice
    • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    • Hark The Herald Angels Sing
    • 12 Days of Christmas
    • The Boars Head Carol
    • Gloucestershire Wassail
    • Here We Come A Wassailing
    • The Holly And The Ivy
    • Angels From The Realms of Glory
    • I Saw Three Ships
    • Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella
    • Pat A Pan
    • Sussex Carol
    • Past Three Oclock
    • Once in Royal David's City
    • Masters in the Hall
    • In The Bleak MidWinter
    • Ding Dong Merrily on High
    • Deck The Halls
    • The First Noel
    • What Child Is This>
    • Good King Wenceslas
    • Christmas Is coming
    • Sing we Noel
    • As Lately We Watched O'er Our Fields Thru The Night
    • As With Gladness Men Of Old
    • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
    • A Child This Day is Born
    • A Day Of Joy And Feasting
    • On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
    • Coventry Carol
    • The Seven Joys of Christmas

    French

    • Il est ne', le divin enfant

    Catalonian

    • Fum, Fum, Fum (Sung in English)

    American

    • Oh Come All Ye Faithful
    • Away In A Manger
    • O Holy Night
    • Silent Night, Holy Night
    • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
    • O Little Town of Bethlehem
    • Do You Hear What I Hear?
    • Mary Had a Baby
    • Go Tell It On The Mountain
    • Jingl Bells
    • Jolly Old St. Nicholas
    • Joy To The World
    • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
    • Up On The Housetop
    • Twas The Night Before Christmas - requires extra licensing
    • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - requires extra licensing
    • We Need A Little Christmas - requires extra licensing
    • The Christmas Song - requires extra licensing
    • Silver Bells - requires extra licensing
    • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - requires extra licensing
    • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - requires extra licensing
    • Nuttin' For Christmas - requires extra licensing
    • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - requires extra licensing
    • Edelweiss - requires extra licensing
    • My Favorite Things - requires extra licensing
    • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - requires extra licensing
    • Jingle, Jingle, Jingle - requires extra licensing
    • Frosty The Snowman - requires extra licensing
    • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - requires extra licensing
    • C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S - by Eddy Arnold - requires extra licensing
    • Will Santy Come to Shanty Town - by Eddy Arnold - requires extra licensing

    Greek

    • Ayia Nychta - Silent Night, Holy Night

    Scottish

    • Auld Lang Syne - sung in English

    Czech

    • Cold Is The Morning - sung in English

    Hawaiian

    • Melekalikimaka

    Spanish

    • Feliz Navidad

    Some of Barb's Original Christmas Songs

    • It's Not About Toys
    • Glee!
    • Jinglin' Jack
    • Unlike Any Moment

    Songs played on the Recorder (includes all the other songs)

    • Jesu Bambino
    • Angels From The Realms of Glory



    Where?:

    Travel is limited to 10 miles from whatever her current location is.

    When not on tour, her homebase is Palatine, Illinois/USA.


    Price:

  • 7 mile radius - non peak traffic hours $250
  • 7 mile radius - peak traffic hours $300
  • 8-14 mile radius - non peak traffic hours $350
  • 8-14 mile radius - peak traffic hours $400
  • *for distances greater than 14 mile radius please contact us for more information.

  • Send us an Email for more information or to purchase a singing telegram

    Fun Questions!


    What is the furthest you have toured?: Furthest west is Alaska and Hawaii, furthest east is Berlin Germany, furthest north is Barrow Alaska, furthest south is Dallas Texas

    How do you do what you do?: Balancing work, pleasure, play, fun, creativity, practice, networking

    How many songs have you written?: I have written a few hundred. Not all have been recorded.

    Do you have any pets?: I have two acquariums with snails, and one terrarium I am preparing for neon tetras

    Did you have to go to school to be a musicians?: The kind of musician I am, included a college degree in Chemistry. For myself, I learned that it wasn't just about a higher more challenging use of my brain via education, but about learning to travel amidst many types of circles. A musicians meets all kinds of interesting and fascinating characters on the road.


    23+
    Year's of Touring
    7+
    CDs released
    Lots!
    Happy Music Fans

    Feedback & Quotes

    Susan Galvez Fan

    "If you have not heard Barb singing a lullaby in German or yodeling for a king, give your ears and mind a treat and see Barb in concert" ....... those are some of my favorites songs!"...Susan Galvez. Palatine, Illinois


    Jeff Videographer

    Barb’s engaging songs draw people in. Her audience often joins her in joy filled sing-alongs. Barb is also an excellent story teller, she tells amazing facts about her songs in a highly entertaining ways. Barb Sorensen has a vast range and sings in German and English She sings early American and German Folk Songs along with modern Pop Rock and Kids Lullaby’s. Barb’s informal friendly approachable joyous style is perfect for family gatherings in a park, Historical Re-enactments, and all sizes [sic] concert settings. Heinz Thiel


    Kim Parent of Barb's Music class student

    She Looks Up To You. Thank you so much for keeping us informed of your career. Gretchen almost cried when she heard your "Snowflake" song! Honest!! She just looks up to you and always has. Kim, United States - 15 January 2006


    Joyce & Tony Fans

    "My husband and I have been to several of Barb's concerts. We are very impressed with her songwriting abilities and her enthusiasm for performing. Barb loves singing and playing her guitar, and it shows!" - Joyce and Tony T., Downers Grove, Illinois


    Keith Fort / Director Screamfest B96 Chicago Entertainment Producer

    "Barb is very creative, extremely hardworking, willing to go far above and beyond the norm. Her transformation as an actress was stunning and a wonder to behold. She was always one of the first to offer her time and talents to help promote the show, and I endorse her heartily. Thanks, Barb! and Keep rockin'!"


    Neal Reynolds Fan//Author

    5 stars - Sensuous and Romantic Acoustic Pop/Rock Fun!

    It's well past midnight as I write this and I can't stop listening to acoustic pop/rock singer/songwriter Barb Kronau-Sorensen's CD "Walk That Mile"! It has that rare quality where the songs are both immediately pleasing to the ear and catchy, yet don't wear out their welcome upon repeated hearings. In fact, upon each listen the songs become even more aesthetically pleasing, while one develops a deeper appreciation of the melodies, instrumentation, and extra layers and levels of meaning to the lyrics. I can't decide if my favorite song is "The Sound of Your Soul" or "Because I Am" -- I like the overall sensuous, Caribbean feel and emotion of "Soul" the best, yet I can't resist the unexpected melodic variations and vocal stylings of the last two and a half lines of each verse of the rockin' "Because I am". "Because I Am" vividly conveys the singer's delight at her formerly stick-in-tne-mud lover's unexpected romantic revival -- which has happily turned her into his fool as well. "The Sound of Your Soul" combines the musical styles of lite jazz and Jamaican music to set a warm, loving mood... a wash of sound that magically conveys the depth of the love the singer feels for her love, as she basks in the glow and feels ever closer to, almost one with, his soul. The CD opens with the infectiously catchy instrumentation of the pop rock song "Walk That Mile", wherein the singer tells of the lesson she has learned, that she has to follow her own path, not those others would choose for her. A familiar lesson perhaps, but one seldom conveyed with as much feel, strength, and good 'ol fashioned rock 'n roll fun than it is here. In fact, from the moment the song begins it is clear that this entire CD is a fully professional quality work of art, from the highly skilled playing and singing to the crisp high fidelity recording with absolutely no background noise -- an impeccable job all the way around. The fourth song on the CD, the catchy dance club style "Possessive Obsession", breaks somewhat with Sorensen's acoustic tradition by using techno-pop studio tricks and electronics -- to good effect. And it's interesting to hear a story of a woman being possessed by love for a change, as we have a tendency to think of obsessive love as a purely male phenomenon. Also unexpected for an independent label is how fully professional the packaging and graphic design of the CD is, with the inclusion of lyrics and several lovely and festive photographs of the singer, whose beautiful voice is matched only by her visual beauty. Anyone who has had the good fortune to have seen one of this very intelligent singer/songwriter's beautiful, energetic (and downright fun!) concerts knows that she has an incredible wealth of original material -- so my only complaint is that only a few them have been recorded so far. Let us hope she gets another CD released soon. In the meantime, if you're looking for a wonderful musical pickup during the winter doldrums (or any time), something that is both romantic, fun, and insightful, I can't recommend a better CD than Barb Sorensen's "Walk That Mile".


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