Mom has daughters singing from childhood to adulthood

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This quartet has been singing together nearly 20 years.

They are the Doublette family, sisters Ivory, Danielle and Lynnea Doublette, from left, and their mother Robin Doublette, during a performance Thursday, June 28, on the terrace of the Walker Art Center.

Robin’s recipe for raising kids was to get her girls singing together early and often.

Robin grew up as a preacher’s kid in suburban Chicago surrounded by music at home and in the church.

She came back to the church and to singing after college.

Robin created the Sevy Gospel Quartet – the name of the father and husband Yves spelled backward – and had the kids perform with her as children.

Robin is choir director at Community Covenant church in north Minneapolis, 25-year-old Ivory has finished college and is an aspiring actor, 22-year-old Danielle is a University of Minnesota student and a literacy tutor, and the oldest daughter, Lynnea, is a fitness instructor and actor.

You can hear from them, including some of their vocalizing, today during All Things Considered.