Pure class

Promoting her international debut release on Decca, (the world’s largest classical label) prodigious Christchurch singing talent 16-yr old Hayley Westenra continues to charm. The album mixes Westenra’s sonorous voice with classical crossover pieces, choral, pop and Maori songs, and is co-produced by legendary Beatles’ producer George Martin. Brisbane’s Sunday Mail: “she has been blessed with a most beautiful pure soprano voice.” Following a tour of Australia, Westenra tours South-East Asia, before singing with Bryn Terfel and Jose Carreras in Wales at the Faenol Festival. Malaysia’s The Star: “Forget Avril Lavigne. Forget Charlotte Church. The latest teenage siren on the block is Hayley Westenra, who sings songs by classical music greats rather than self-penned, whimsical confessionals, and projects a voice that rivals Andrea Bocelli.”

 


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Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise

Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise

After Lorde and Kimbra conquered the world music scene, there is another New Zealander who’s making waves, according to Manila Times correspondent, Mark Bonifacio. Introducing Christchurch-born, Theia (real name Em-Haley Walker).