News Archive - June 2017
[email protected] Marys - Let's hear it for the girls - July 8th 2017
What a treat we have in store for you on Saturday 8 July at 7pm soprano Emily Haig and Karen Logan, mezzo soprano, will bring a fun and interesting programme of classical and musical theatre favourites to St Mary's.
On 27 May Emily was the anthem singer for the Emirates FA Cup Final, broadcast live to 100 million people worldwide and she regularly performs her own concerts throughout the UK and with choral societies and male voice choirs. Emily and Karen have performed together on many occasions and are looking forward to bringing their "Let's Hear It For The Girls" concert to Eaton Bray, along with their pianist, acclaimed musician Adrian Boynton, who is also Director of Music at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Central Milton Keynes. Emily will be premiering a new Royal Anthem by composer in residence to Cruse Bereavement Care, Olga Thomas, which commemorates Her Majesty the Queen's 65th year of reign, entitled Royal Sapphire, and for which Olga will be accompanying Emily on the piano.
Emily has become Wembley Stadium's favourite soprano having been invited to perform the National Anthem on nine occasions on behalf of the Football Association and Football League, all of which were also broadcast live on both TV and radio to an audience of millions. She is becoming one of the UK's best loved sopranos: with the looks and style to go with it.
In 2016 she performed the anthems on behalf of Scotland and Australia as part of the Rugby League Four Nations tournament, both of which were live broadcast on BBC and Radio 5 Live.
In April 2017 Emily was on the grid at Silverstone performing the National Anthem before the FIA World Endurance Championships, the UK first leg of the Le Mans racing series and on 16th July will be opening the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix.
Emily has royal connections in 2016 she was invited to perform two tracks on a celebratory album recorded by Her Majesty's Royal Marines to mark the 90th birthday and long reign of Her Majesty the Queen and she was chosen to record two Royal lullabies specifically written for an album in honour of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. In March 2017 she recorded another anthem written specially for Emily commemorating Her Majesty's Sapphire Jubilee.
Planning is already taking place for this year's Poppy Prom in November at which we have invited Emily Haig as our principal soloist.
Tickets are £10 for adults and children have free entry, with profits benefitting St Mary's. Interval refreshments will be on a donation basis.
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