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"For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one."

Kahlil Gibran

 

You may either know exactly what you want and have your service planned down to the very last detail. You may also need advice and help understanding the individual components of putting a service together. Your funeral director will be a great support to you at this time, but should you be dealing with this yourself, I will do my best to be of service to you and hopefully point you in the right direction.

 

If you have a question that is not listed below, please contact me directly.

 

 

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Why is it important to hire a professional singer to perform at a funeral?

 

Singing at a funeral or memorial service is a specialised area of performance. It is undeniably difficult not to get emotionally involved in the service and when you do so, the first thing that tightens is the voice. Unless you hire someone who has the experience and vocal technique to deal with it, you could find yourself with a singer who simply cannot sing.

  I couldn't do what I do without feeling emotionally connected to those who are grieving, but at that moment in the service, it's not about my emotions. It's about you, and serving you!
   

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Where are you based and how far do you travel?

  I am based in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire and am able to travel all over the UK.
   

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Do I book you directly or can I give your details to our funeral director?

  I am happy for you to book me directly but sometimes it is easier for the families to use the FD, as it takes the pressure of you at this emotional time. I would always ensure that you have my contact details and if need be, be on hand to discuss song choices and any requirements you have.
   

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How much do you charge to perform at a funeral?

 

My fee is based on the package you require. Please visit the PACKAGES page for more details.

   

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Can I telephone you? I need to get in touch with you quickly.

 

Of course. I understand that plans need to be made quite quickly at this time. If I am unable to answer, please leave your details clearly and I will return your call within a few hours. It is often quicker to contact me via text and I can respond via text in advance of calling you.

Please telephone me at any time on 07715 666506

   

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You're used to singing with orchestras and doing high profile work. Why work as a funeral singer?

  I have always used my voice and my music to connect with an audience. I guess I have a natural empathy and ability to connect with people. I also have a fond admiration and respect for the older generation. My late father always taught me to "give back" and it gives me such pleasure to do so. Nothing makes me smile more than singing at the local retirement home, to spend time with people. It makes me feel so grateful for everything I have in my life. It's a gift to work in this way.
   

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I really would like something traditionally classical. Can you provide this?

  Whilst I was trained classically, I will gladly step back here and hand the reigns over to a small selection of colleagues; some of the UK's foremost classical artists, all of whom have worked for leading opera companies worldwide. I only provide singers who I trust to perform under these unique conditions. Please email your requirements via the contact page.
   

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What do you wear for the service?

  As I am accustomed to concert work, I have a diverse range of performance wear. I will discuss your needs with you or your funeral director and dress according to the occasion. Some families have a strict "black" dress code whilst others ask that I wear bright colours. Whatever your dress code, I will dress appropriately and be well presented, my hair and makeup beautifully done.

 

 

 

 

 

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