Minnesota vocalist, Diane Martinson

Vocalist Diane Martinson, MN 

Music Samples
Ave Maria
The Lord's Prayer
Amazing Grace

"Diane, I got absolute goose bumps when you sang at Lisa's memorial service, a wonderful tribute to her" —Melanie C.

I sing for Celebration of Life, Funeral, and Memorial services in metro Minneapolis, St Paul MN.

I'm available to sing with my pianist (offers a portable piano), or your provided church organist / pianist. My portable microphone and speaker allows me to perform at funeral home locations that don't have vocalist sound equipment.

I also sing with other wonderful musicians that I can refer you to, such as a harpist.

Planning music for the service

The universal language of music is calming, healing, uplifting, and unifying when people gather together in remembrance. Vocal solos enhance the service by providing a wonderful tribute, and the singer can also help lead hymns.

There are different service outlines you can follow for selecting music. Your service location or officiant can give you a planning Outline to assist you, then contact me with your music selections or questions. Music varies depending on the location, whether it's a church funeral, celebration of life, or memorial remembrance service, but often times there are 2 solos, and a hymn or two sung all together. Music can be sent to me by Fax or PDF files.

Example - Order for Memorial or Remembrances Service

Organ / Piano or Vocal song Prelude   Name of piece and composer
Opening Words and Prayers 
Hymn   Name of piece and composer
Hymn, Solo or Other Music   Name of piece and composer
Hymn   Name of piece and composer
Closing Prayers 
Organ / Piano or Vocal song Postlude   Name of piece and composer

"Dear Diane and JJ, Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful music for my grandmother's funeral. We appreciate your professionalism and talent. Would not have been the same without such wonderful music, you have a beautiful voice. Thanks again" —Christina R. & family

"Diane, Thank you so much again for singing at the service. It meant a lot to be able to include songs that meant a lot to my mom. I will definitely pass along your contact information if I hear of anyone needing such services. Best wishes" —Joan M.

"Diane, Those were some of Mary's favorite songs, I thank you and your pianist for giving us such meaningful music." —M.

"Diane, Thank you. Your solos and piano music were beautiful!" —Deb & Craig M.

Celebration of Life, Funeral, and Memorial Service Songs

Hymns (a partial list)
many hymns may be sung as solos

  • Abide With Me
  • Amazing Grace (traditional)
  • Beautiful Savior
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Blessed Assurance
  • Children Of The Heavenly Father
  • For The Beauty Of The Earth
  • Heavenly Sunlight
  • Here I Am Lord
  • How Great Thou Art
  • It Is Well With My Soul
  • I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry
  • In The Garden (And He Walks With Me)
  • Jesus Loves Me
  • Joyful,Joyful, We Adore Thee (Beethoven)
  • Lord, Take My Hand
  • Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
  • Morning Has Broken
  • My God And I
  • Nearer, My God, To Thee
  • O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee
  • Old Rugged Cross, The
  • On Eagles Wings
  • Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  • The Hand Of God Shall Hold You
  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus


  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • A Gaelic Blessing (J. Rutter)
  • Amazing Grace (Taditional or contemporary arr. D. Martinson/Saecker)
  • Beyond The Sunset (O Blissful Morning) Brock
  • For Good (S. Schwartz)
  • Danny Boy (traditional)
  • Don't Cry For Me (Libby Allen)
  • Go Rest High On That Mountain (V. Gill)
  • Goodbye (J. Saecker)
  • I'm Gonna Walk On Home! (R. DeWell/Arr. J. Daniels)
  • I'll Fly Away (A Brumley)
  • In The Garden (And He Walks With Me)(C. Austin Miles)
  • I Will Remember You (Sarah McLachlan / Egan / Merenda)
  • Leaning On The Everlasting Arms (Hoffman / Showalter)
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee (K. Morris)
  • The Lord's Prayer (A.H. Malotte)
  • There You'll Be (Faith Hill, by D. Warren)
  • No More Night (Walt Harrah)
  • May The Mind Of Christ My Savior (K. Wilkinson /J. Wyeth/J. Veenker)
  • On Eagles Wings (M. Joncas)
  • Peace In The Valley (For Me) (T. Dorsey)
  • The Prayer of St. Francis (A. Pote)
  • Precious Lord Take My Hand (T. Dorsey)
  • Softly And Tenderly (contemporary arr. )
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow (contemporary or traditional arrangement)
  • Songbird (by Christine McVie)
  • Surely The Presence (Of The Lord Is In This Place)(L. Wolfe /Arr. D. Martinson)
  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (H. Lemmel)
  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus (J. Scriven / C. Converse)
  • Wind Beneath My Wings (from Beaches - by L. Henley / J. Silbar)

Use this form field to get a price estimate (remember to click the clear button between estimates)-payment methods accepted are credit cards though my Paypal link (above on right), cash before service start, or check if received prior to service date. Added charges apply for mileage outside the Twin Cities.

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