Sublime soprano will light up St Ives church

Amanda Roocroft.

Amanda Roocroft. - Credit: Archant

An international opera singer will be performing in St Ives on Saturday and tickets are still available for the event.

Amanda Roocroft is appearing at The Free Church in St Ives on December 13 in a concert entitled Amanda and Friends and will present songs from Strauss to Sondheim.

The leading soprano and Olivier Award winner has performed leading roles in most of the world’s opera houses and under the watchful eye of renowned leading conductors.

Roocroft is also a professor of vocal performance at the Royal Northern College of Music and is joined for this performance by international Grammy nominated tenor Paul Charles Clarke. Also appearing are, past and present pupils from the RNCM and local performers.

Chris Lewis, who sings baritone and is appearing on stage with Roocroft on Saturday, said he was trilled to be performing alongside one of the country’s greatest soprano voices.

“The significance of this event is that if features arguably the greatest singer to appear in St Ives,” he said.

Roocroft released her CD Tell Me The Truth About Love last year, which charts the course of a love affair through the eyes of a woman.

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INFORMATION: The concert will take place at The Free Church in Market Hill, St Ives and starts at 7pm. Tickets are £10 and are available from: Just Sharing which is located at the church or online at: