Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

Songs for Michael and Ron (and the Music of Beckie Menzie)

Posted on: February 20, 2011

My dear friends Michael and Ron got married last night!   I wish them joy!!

The event was fabulous.  The ceremony was simple and beautiful, interspersed with a “Love Fantasia” of readings and song.  The reception filled the historic Monroe House Brownstone that is now home to the Arts Club of Washington.  The rooms brimmed with delicious people, food and drink.  And, delightfully, the reception was crowned by a CABARET!

Cabaret friends came from near and far to lend their voices in celebration of Michael and Ron, the institution of marriage, and love from every angle of experience.

It was a joyous and unforgettable evening headlined by the great cabaret artist, singer, songwriter, musician, and professor at Northwestern University, Beckie Menzie, who came all the way from Chicago.

I was incredibly honored to sing “Surprise Me,” a song Ms. Menzie wrote with Cheri Coons.  Singing “Surprise Me,” for my friends and with Beckie Menzie during so wonderful a night was an experience I will always cherish.

Michael and Ron, many blessings to you.  And, oceans of LOVE!

To discover the gorgeous music of Beckie Menzie, click here:


It is now the end of March 2011.  Ron and Michael are back from their amazing (but cold) honeymoon in Canada.  And, they have completed the blog about their wedding which includes pictures and audio of the fabulous Wedding Cabaret, performed by friends and family:

More pictures here:

I was very proud to be part of this event.  The audio of the Wedding Cabaret is about halfway down the page.

My entry (the song “Surprise Me” by the great Beckie Menzie and Cheri Coons) is listed this way:
Emily Everson – Gleichenhouse – Surprise Me
This song begins at (1:49:30) into the audio track.

The track of songs contains some really wonderful cabaret performances by many of Washington DC Area’s finest cabaret talents.

Here are a few more pix:

Michael and Ron!

Emily, Barbara Papendorp, Robert Pincombe, Jill Leger Pincombe, Christy Trapp
(in the background is Eileen Warner’s husband and Kathy Reilly)

Emily and DC Cabaret Network Founder (and friend!) Wendy Lane Bailey

Related Posts

Michael and Ron’s Wedding Blog:

More pictures of the wedding here:

Pictures from Emily’s Cabaret, Theatre and Sing Books performances, here:


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