A recital by
Rebecca Newman -
heard by the late
'The singer's voice is firm with secure intonation ...'
Play me a single bar of Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan or Louis Armstrong, and I recognize and bask in these legendary voices instantly. Finalists in the Brit Awards and X Factor are seldom in this class though Ed Sheeran, the likely lad from Hebden Bridge, appears to be an exception.
Crossover soprano Rebecca Newman has commissioned her own album Dare to Dream and, with assistance from conductor Paul Bateman, roped in the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, now in its twentieth year. Proactive 'muso' Bateman, known for his soundtrack recordings, is on the rostrum...
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Estate of the late Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand