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Kathleen Borgueta - An Angel's Voice at Washington's National Cathedral

Kathleen Borgueta - An Angel's Voice at Washington's National Cathedral

Last week, I happened to stumble on a note that Janis Borgueta posted on Facebook, mentioning that she was so proud of her songbird daughter, Kathleen, who was going to be singing at the National Cathedral on Wednesday evening.  So, of course, I had to check it out.

Now, to sing at the National Cathedral, you have to be really, really good - even to sing in the choir.  But Kathleen was the main soloist for a festive Choral Evensong to install a new Canon for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.  So that means she is completely amazing. 

Her voice was so pure and clear and beautiful that listening made my heart skip a beat.  Her angelic voice in the almost overwhelming cathedral setting was such a wonderful way to end a day of intense negotiations on a favorite listing. 

Thank you, Kathleen!

P.S.  I almost forgot the most fun part - Janis' comment reminded me!  After the service I went up to Kathleen and introduced myself.  She broke into a very wide grin and asked if I was the one with a Labradoodle named Willie!  Now, that's what I love about ActiveRain!  We have a lot of family that we're just waiting to meet! 

[Here is a link to the entire service.  Kathleen begins to sing about 12 minutes into it]

Comment balloon 16 commentsPatricia Kennedy • June 13 2014 07:59PM


Pat - You are too kind!! Thanks so much for going to see my daughter!! It is truly special to have an AR friend like you show up!! and the amazing thing? I'd mentioned you and Willie to her in the past and she actually knew who you were. You are the best!! Thanks again.

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) about 6 years ago

That is so awesome, Pat.  I'm so glad you got to go and Janis must be so proud.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 6 years ago

Amazing!  Kathleen has such a gorgeous and pure voice, I loved listening to her sing. I'm sure Janis is very proud of her "songbird".

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 6 years ago

Thanks for the heads up, Patricia.  I'm having trouble loading the video, but will try again in a little while.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 6 years ago

Thanks for your comments!  And Gabe, I had to tinker a bit to get the video to download, and it was totally worth it.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 6 years ago

Pat, I HAVE to check it out! You gave me goosebumps just reading about this. I will bookmark it to see the service later. 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) about 6 years ago


How wonderful, and I love the part that Willie played in this...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 6 years ago

Pat- I will always remember my high school senior trip to DC in which we had to opportunity to go to Washington National Cathedral.  What a wonderful achievement for Janis' daughter and how very thoughtful of you to attend and share this with us.  

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 6 years ago

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 6 years ago

Good morning Pat,

This is so cool that you would take the time to go listen and that Janis's daughter actually knew who you were! Janis has every right to be proud of her..she sings like an angel as well as smiles like one:).

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 6 years ago

Pat, thanks for sharing a special moment with us. I am inspired by your taking time to go to support a person you had not met and turning it into a memory for Janis and her daughter.

Make it a great day.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA about 6 years ago

Awww, what a nice post...glad Kathy included it so many folks like me could see it too!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 6 years ago

Nothing you do surprises me anymore, it is just you being you - an awesome lady!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 6 years ago

Pat, my daughter is a singer and I know I would be thrilled if you of my AR friends could attend when I could not. You are so awesome. Oh and Kathleen is amazing.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) about 6 years ago

Thanks so much for featuring me Pat! It is truly and honor, and I was humbled that you came to see me. Looking forward to seeing you again next time my mother is in town. And maybe Willie too?



Posted by Kathleen Borgueta about 6 years ago

Kathleen, I would love to get together with you and your mom for something fun!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 6 years ago