Monday, November 10, 2008

Hayley Westenra

Here is someone new to my listening list: Hayley Westenra. She's a kiwi with a beautiful voice and face.

These selections are evocative for me spiritually and personally. It is a pitch perfect rendition of Ave Maria, and then a piece very few singers attempt: Kate Bush's original smash, Wuthering Heights.

Ave Maria



Wuthering Heights

3 comments:

John Cowan said...

Huh. I didn't know there were any real people named "Westenra". Shows what I know.

Kevembuangga said...

You will probably appreciate these, Ludmilla's voice is outstanding too: Ludmila FEDOROV.
The best Ave Maria is Caccini's but doesn't seem to be available, and all are pay-per-download not free (sigh...)

Mark said...

You don't know the half of it regarding her vocal achievements. Listen to everything of hers on YouTube and you'll find over a dozens songs you will treasure.

Also, see if you can find a copy of her DVD, Hayley Westenra: Live From New Zealand. I guarantee you will LOVE it, and will personally buy it from you if you don't. How 'bout that for a guarantee?

If you're open to more good music, check out Celtic Thunder: http://knol.google.com/k/mark-regan/celtic-thunder/3oo5lhklxb3l0/2

This is my Google Knol with links to lyrics and YouTubes on nearly all their songs. They are currently taking the US by storm, so watch for a performance near you.

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