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Charlotte Church

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Biography

Charlotte Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed) is a Welsh vocalist, songwriter, actress, and television personality. At age 11, she performed Andrew Lloyd Webber's Pie Jesu via telephone on the British television show This Morning. That spot, and a performance on ITV's Big, Big Talent Show, led to numerous concert appearances, a voice scholarship to Howell's School Llandaff in Cardiff, and a recording contract with Sony Music. In 1998, Church's debut album, Voice of an Angel, was released, making her a classical crossover phenomenon. She became the youngest recording artist to have a No. 1 album on the classical charts. The following year saw the release of Charlotte Church, a second collection of sacred pieces, arias, and folk songs, which solidified her reputation as a versatile singer with broad appeal. In 2000, she released a pop-influenced Christmas album, Dream a Dream, followed in 2001 by Enchantment, which included pop, swing, and Broadway tracks. That same year, Church sang All Love Can Be for Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind, and she provided other vocal parts in James Horner's music for the film. In 2002, Church released Prelude, a compilation drawn from her first four albums. The British release of Tissues and Issues in 2005 signalled a major shift in her career from classical crossover to pop, with Church performing much of her own original material. Church and Sony ended their contract in 2006, and she turned her attention to raising children. Between 2006 and 2008, Church hosted her own television program on Channel 4, The Charlotte Church Show, which offered sketch comedy, interviews, and music. She won several comedy awards for her work in this venue. Other television appearances included guest roles on Touched by an Angel and Heartbeat, and several specials. Church has also appeared in film, with a performance in Craig Ferguson's I'll Be There. Church's second pop album, Back to Scratch, was released in 2010, and an EP, entitled One, appeared in 2012, promoted on a U.K. tour. She has published two memoirs, Voice of an Angel (My Life So Far) and Keep Smiling.
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Top Tracks

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  2.   Flower Duet
  3.   Somewhere
  4.   La pastorella dell' Alpi ("Son bella pastorella"), song for voice & piano (Soirées musicales) by London Symphony Orchestra
  5.   The Prayer
  6.   Pie Jesu
  7.   Dream a Dream for voice & orchestra (based on Fauré's Pavane Op. 50) ("Elysium")
  8.   Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), for chorus
  9.   Carrickfergus
  10.   Papa Can You Hear Me?
  11.   Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass
  12.   Tonight
  13.   Summertime
  14.   Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7~Lascia ch'io pianga
  15.   Ymdaith Gwyr Harlech (The Men of Harlech)
  16.   Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
  17.   Bridge Over Troubled Water
  18.   A Bit of Earth
  19.   Faust, opera~The Jewel Song
  20.   Gianni Schicchi, opera~O mio babbino caro by London Symphony Orchestra
  21.   My Lagan Love
  22.   Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn (We Brought the Summer with Us), summer carol
  23.   The Water Is Wide
  24.   Bali Ha'i
  25.   She Moved Through the Fair
  26.   Plaisir d'amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  27.   Just Wave Hello (Ford Global Anthem)
  28.   'Tis the Last Rose of Summer
  29.   If I Loved You
  30.   The Laughing Song
  31.   Amazing Grace
  32.   In Trutina
  33.   Wiegenlied ("Guten Abend, gut Nacht"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/4 by London Symphony Orchestra
  34.   Habañera
  35.   Barcarolle (Night of Stars and Night of Love)
  36.   Tantum Ergo
  37.   The Holy City, sacred ballad for voice & piano (or orchestra and chorus, ad lib)
  38.   Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
  39.   Bist du bei mir, aria arranged for voice & continuo (after Gottfried Stölzel), BWV 508 by London Symphony Orchestra
  40.   Songs my mother taught me (Als die alte Mutter), song for voice & piano (Gypsy Melodies), B. 104/4 (Op. 55/4) by London Symphony Orchestra
  41.   Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492~Voi che sapete (Tell Me What Love Is)
  42.   Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
  43.   The Little Horses
  44.   From My First Moment
  45.   Sancta Maria
  46.   All Love Can Be
  47.   Fool No More
  48.   Suo-Gân
  49.   No. 21 by In Trutina
  50.   Jerusalem
  51.   The Lord's Prayer
  52.   The First Noel
  53.   The Prayer
  54.   Crazy Chick
  55.   Easy Way Out
  56.   Easy to Forget
  57.   Moodswings (To Come at Me Like That)
  58.   Joy to the World
  59.   Ave Maria
  60.   Stille Nacht
  61.   It's the Heart That Matters Most
  62.   Gabriel's Message
  63.   Panis Angelicus
  64.   O Tannenbaum
  65.   Lullaby ("I'll set you aswing in a purple bell"), for voice & piano
  66.   The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
  67.   Ding Dong! Merrily on High
  68.   The Little Drummer Boy
  69.   When at night I go to sleep (Evening Hymn) from Hansel and Gretel - L'istesso tempo
  70.   Ave Maria in A Minor
  71.   Calling You
  72.   I vow to thee, my country, for chorus & orchestra, H. 148
  73.   God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  74.   Confessional Song
  75.   Even God
  76.   Casualty of Love
  77.   Let's Be Alone
  78.   Show a Little Faith
  79.   Call My Name
  80.   Finding My Own Way
  81.   Silent Night
  82.   O Holy Night
  83.   Draw Tua Bethlehem (Far Over Bethlehem)
  84.   What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  85.   When a Child Is Born
  86.   Coventry Carol (2): "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
  87.   Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  88.   Winter Wonderland
  89.   O Come, All Ye Faithful
  90.   A Lullaby
  91.   Danny Boy
  92.   Hänsel und Gretel, opera~When at Night I Go to Sleep
  93.   I Vow to Thee, My Country
  94.   Mary's Boy Child
  95.   Psalm 23
  96.   God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  97.   My Lagen Love
  98.   Requiem/Pie Jesu
  99.   The Man With A Child In His Eyes
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