PROFESSIONAL SOLO SOPRANO SINGER

Eloise Murby Event Singer

A professional singer can enhance any occasion whether it be weddings, funerals, naming ceremonies or just afternoon tea.

 

I am very passionate about creating an atmosphere by singing meaningful songs at ceremonial events. Songs can remind you of a special moment or place in time that can be shared.

 

 

 

 

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MY SERVICE AND PRICES

Professional singer with many years of funeral, wedding and concert experience.

I Offer Congregation Support Leading Your Hymns

Whilst grieving it can be hard to sing a song or hymn. I can help you in this hard time by singing a solo or help your congregation and join with you to sing your chosen hymns. I am available for cremations, civil funerals, church funerals and memorial services.

STANDARD PACKAGE INCLUDES

Congregation Lead
1 Solo Performance

Prices from £200
Includes 100-mile radius fuel allowance, larger distances at extra cost.

Piano accompaniment is available on request, subject to availability.

I’m happy to travel and cover the whole of England and Wales

SONG LIST

When words are hard to speak, sing a song to say farewell.

CLASSICAL SOLO SOPRANO

Song List
This is a small selection of my most popular songs. I have more in my repertoire, please contact me for more details.

Ave Maria

Gounod/Bach, Schubert, Caccini

2 of the most popular classical arias for funerals. Caccini is a beautiful aria but lesser known, than Gounod.

Somewhere over the rainbow

Harold Irlen

Written for the film ‘Wizard of Oz’ in 1939, where it was famously performed by Judy Garland. There have been many different versions performed since, but the original is the best. A classic show tune, with great sentimental meaning.

Danny Boy

Frederic Weatherly

“Danny Boy” is a ballad set to an ancient Irish melody. English lawyer and lyricist Frederic Weatherly wrote the words to ‘Danny Boy’ in Bath, Somerset in 1910. Various suggestions exist as to the true meaning of ‘Danny Boy’. Some have interpreted the song to be a message from a parent to a son going off to a war or an uprising. This is suggested by the reference to ‘pipes calling glen to glen’, or alternatively leaving, as part of the Irish diaspora. A lovely folk song.

Amazing Grace

John Newton

John Newton, the author of the lyrics to this famous song began his career in slave trading. The turning point in his life was a violent storm one night at sea. Moments after he left the deck, the crewman who had taken his place was swept overboard. Although he manned the vessel for the rest of the tempest, he realized his helplessness and concluded that only the grace of God could save him. This was the inspiration behind the words of this song that was written many years later.

Pie Jesu

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Pie Jesu is from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem Mass. It is dedicated to his father who had died a few years earlier (in 1982). Andrew was inspired to write this Requiem after having read an artile in the New York Times. Perhaps surprisingly given the classical nature of the work, the Pie Jesu from Requiem climbed to the top of the popular music charts in Great Britain.

Lascia ch'io Pianga (Almirena's Lament)

Handel

From Handel’s Opera ‘Rinaldo’. An heroic Italian Opera this story is about battle and love, set in the time of the first crusade. Almirena’s well-known aria is very beautiful and full of deep emotion. She laments her fate. ‘May the pain mercifully shatter the chains of my torment’. This aria is simultaneously a prayer and an answer to it, intertwined and indistinguishable from each other. A beautiful piece of music.

When I am Laid in Earth (Dido's Lament)

Henry Purcell

An aria from England’s oldest opera ‘Dido & Aeneas’ written by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Purcell has been called England’s finest native composer. This song is one of the most beautiful ‘songs of sorrow’ in opera. An atmospheric aria.

Panis Angelicus (Bread of the Angels)

Cesar Franck

Cesar Franck’s most remembered for this one piece of music, Panis Angelicus, first written in the 13th-century. Has been recorded hundreds of times and is still performed frequently around the world. A beautiful hymn.

Make me a Channel of your Peace

St. Francis – Sebastian Temple

A very beautiful prayer attributed to St. Francis. This very famous prayer was adapted and set to music by Sebastian Temple and sung at Princess Diana’s funeral. It is an anthem of the Royal British Legion and is usually sung every year at the service of Remembrance in November at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

You'll never walk alone

Rogers and Hammerstein

From the Rogers and Hammerstein musical ‘Carousel’.

REQUESTS

I am happy to learn and perform any piece of music, that maybe personal to you. Please contact for more details.

CONTACT
Telephone

07793 488 118

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