Beverley Humphreys is charging no fee for her appearance in the show on March 1 and has put together an impressive line-up - rising Newport star Holly Holyoake
, four male choirs and a school choir.
Also on the bill are Newport Male Voice Choir, Cwmbran Male Voice Choir, Pontnewydd Male Voice Choir, Garndiffaith Gleeman, Holly Holyoake
, who is also performing free of charge, and St John's on the Hill School choir.
performing "Shine" at the Mid Summer Festival of Music at Dyfrynn Gardens.(South Wales.)
Holly performing "Shine" on the Aled Jones UK tour which was performed at the following venues.Cadogan Hall London-Thyne Theatre Newcastle-Conference Centre Llandudno-St George's Hall Bradford-Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells-International Centre Harrogate-Regent Theatre Ipswich-City Hall Salisbury-Grimsby Auditorium.
A big thank you to Sarah Spencer,Kelly-Lynn
,Katie Bolan,Holly Holyoake
,Luisa Lubell and Taylor Caruso Kirk for recording my songs and believing in me, as a song writer.
by Holly Holyoake
who performs Paul's song, as part of her
won a gold medal for her performance at the World Championship of Performing Arts,in Hollywood, and her programme included "Shine."
performs at Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas,, Vale of Glamorgan."A Night at the Opera."
An evening of Opera and Classics with Chris Needs and Friends.(BBC Radio Wales)
Please check out Holly's myspace web site which has lots of interesting features,information and song extracts.Holly
also performs her
version of "Shine" which was included as part of her
award winning performance at the World Performing Arts championship in Hollywood USA.
Just a few months later, Holly
was asked to perform before another rugby audience.
proved to be the right choice and it could be another step towards her becoming as renowned as Ms Jenkins and Wales' other songbird, Charlotte Church.
has the voice of an angel, recorded her
first album at 15 and wowed them in Hollywood - but Holly Holyoake
is facing one of her
biggest gigs yet tomorrow.
steps in for anthem challenge"
...RISING Welsh singer Holly Holyoake will lead the nation in singing the national anthem when Wales play France on Saturday.
, who won a gold medal in the world championships of performing arts in Hollywood, was asked to stand in for Jenkins, who had to cancel at the last minute.
is well practised for the role, having already spent the season singing at the Under-21 Six Nations games.She
not scared of performing in front of such a big crowd, and is proud to be singing for Wales.
With only two days to go before the game, Holly
said she'll spend the time studying the words to the anthem and trying to keep control of her
said, "It does make me a bit nervous to be singing for the last home match of the championship but I think the nerves can be a good thing.
performing "Shine" at the World Championship of Performing Arts as one of her
won a gold medal and a bronze for her
featured on Classic FM TV
Holly Holyoake biography and video on Classic FM TV "Dubbed Newport's answer to Charlotte Church, Holly Holyoake's
remarkable talent and increasing public profile has catapulted the young soprano into the international spotlight.
Debuting aged twelve at the Newport Philharmonic Choir's Annual Spring Concert, Holly
has performed at numerous events, garnering massive public support and increasing visibility in the classical music industry.
Increasing demand for Holly
to perform, both in the UK
and internationally, and her
academic commitments means at seventeen, Holly
has matured far beyond her
international debut at the 41st Mario Lanza Ball
in Philadelphia in 2002, Holly, as the sole representative for the United Kingdom
, won gold at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. In 2004, testament to increasing recognition of her outstanding ability, Holly was invited to perform a duet at the North Wales Theatre, Llandudno with internationally renowned classical artist, Hayley Westenra.
At seventeen, Holly
continues to expand her
repertoire, encompassing a wide variety of musical genres, captured in part, on her
2002 debut release, 'When Dreams have Wings'.
...The UK's representative, Holly Holyoake, reached the last four of the competition picking up a gold medal and two bronzes.Holly
entered in five categories including "original song" and she
elected to perform Paul's song "Shine."Paul explained, "I am a big fan of Holly
and to be asked to work with an artist you admire is a good feeling."
I heard Holly
's duets with the vocals of the late great Mario Lanza and really hoped I could work with Holly, one day.
won a Gold medal and two bronzes and elected to perform my song "Shine" as one of her
five songs.Congratulations Holly.Holly
has some major recording projects in September and I hope to provide more news next month.
Press release."World Championships of performing Arts"
wldlogo.jpg (10033 bytes)Holly
has been invited, and has accepted, to represent the UK
at the World Championships of the Performing Arts in Hollywood, USA.The championships, which are the Olympics of the performing arts world, will be held between 6th and 14th August, 2005.Holly
will be competing in 5 categories:
heads for Hollywood
2005 has been an eventful year for Holly
, and the year is by no means at an end.Work on her
video of "I Vow to Thee my Country" for Classic FM TV is nearing completion, and not long after Holly
recorded the video on location in London she
went with her
parents to Hollywood as the sole UK representative at the World Championships
of Performing Arts (WCOPA).This covers a wide span of genres and is well subscribed by over 40 countries including for example Russia and South Africa.Before she
received the endorsement of Prince Charles and Lady Camilla in the form of a friendly letter on their behalf wishing her
every success in her
endeavours and passing on their good wishes for the WCOPA. Holly
more than lived up to all expectations.This year she
competed among around three thousand acts and came away with a gold medal (for her
rendition of "I'll Walk with God" - anyone who has seen her
sing that live will know why !) and two bronzes.We have many reasons to be proud of her
was well spotted by many people in the Industry who were amazed by her
glorious voice and personal charisma.Holly
is one of those performers who does not have to do anything overt to exude confidence and hold an audience.
The experience was one that Holly
found positive, stimulating and beneficial.She
met many contestants from all over the world, saw many different kinds of acts including piano and dance and made many new friends.She
has gained an insight into the artistic culture, approach and emphasis in the US.The Holyoakes became accustomed to highly complimentary remarks about Holly's talent which was clearly perceived as very outstanding.
None of this will surprise anyone who has been fortunate enough to witness Holly
on form as a soloist in one of the various concerts she
has supported, such as the Caldicot Choir.Indeed at one such recent perfomance just before she
went to Hollywood she
caused three standing ovations.
Let us all anticipate that this wonderful UK talent that has been so carefully and arduously nurtured since she
was only eleven is about to be much more widely shared.
We have some exciting news about Holly
first appearance on Classic FM TV - the world's first classical music TV channel which is based in the UK
Presenting Miss "Holly Holyoake
"With each new season comes the hope of a new discovery that will bring forth a singer with special qualities and talent.Recently such an occurrence did in fact take place.Holly Holyoake
, a then twelve year old soprano from Wales, watched a video of a Mario Lanza film with her
grandmother and became inspired by the great tenor's performance of the "Ave Maria".She
knew then that she