Renowned opera singer gives masterclass to Norwich choristers
- Credit: Archant
Aspiring young sopranos were given the chance to exercise their vocal cords following a visit from renowned opera singer Elizabeth Watts.
The founding member of the Norwich Cathedral Girls' Choir returned to the city over the weekend to mark the group's 20th anniversary.
And as part of her visit, Ms Watts, who grew up in Hethersett, worked with four of the choir's singers at Norwich School Chapel on Saturday to help them improve their solo repertoire.
She said: 'They were some wonderful singers and it was lovely to see people singing at the same age I was when I first started with the choir in 1995.
'It is very hard as a young singer to bare your soul in front of so many people, but they were all wonderful.'
Ms Watts, 36, joined the choir when she was 16.
Since then she has gone on to become an internationally-known soprano and has performed on stages across the world.
- 1 Two Norfolk seaside hotels named among the best in Britain
- 2 Breakup and burglary! Couple's chaos after £101m win on Euromillions
- 3 Norfolk couple: 'We’ve lost £30k in cryptocurrency scam'
- 4 Lane of A47 remains shut after serious crash yesterday afternoon
- 5 Man seriously injured in A47 crash after police pursuit
- 6 Norfolk zoo keeper abandoned as a baby reunited with mother in ITV show
- 7 Boat users given fines over £16k for breaking rules on Norfolk Broads
- 8 Queen's Platinum Jubilee flypast rehearses over Norfolk
- 9 Michael McIntyre and Robert Rinder spotted at Carrow Road
- 10 A47 closed for several hours following crash in west Norfolk
Over the weekend she shared some of her knowledge and experience with four senior choristers, who were all aged around 17. The girls then each gave a solo performance in front of their friends and family.
Choir member Beatrice Heywood, 17, said: 'I was really nervous because she [Ms Watts] is so amazing and I was really worried because she had performed this piece professionally. But it was an amazing experience and I was so glad I did it.'
There were performances throughout the weekend to help celebrate the choir's 20th anniversary.
Have you achieved success in the music industry? Call Luke Powell on 01603 772694.