Singer (soprano)

Joanne McGahon

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Fantastic Opera Singer/Classical Soprano perfect for weddings, funerals and all special events.
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The London Soprano - Joanne McGahon London based, award winning Soprano Joanne McGahon is an international performer of startling versatility, able to communicate with passion and understanding a vast range of music in any setting. Joanne charms her audience wherever she goes, whether as an imposing and dramatic opera singer or during her delicate and thoughtful Oratorio singing. Joanne McGahon trained with English National Opera and the National Opera Studio in London, recent operatic roles include the title role of Tosca, Guinevere (Camelot), Gianetta (Gondoliers) and Elsie (Yeoman of the Guard). Awarded 'The Voice of North London', Joanne appeared at Trent Park's Open Air Classical Prom and more recently starred with Rick Wakeman and the Orion Symphony Orchestra at the Last Night of the Water Rat Proms. In 2017, Joanne was honoured to be asked to sing a newly composed hymn with All Soul's Orchestra to Her Majesty The Queen for the 150th Anniversary of Scripture Union which was aired on BBC Songs of Praise. On the concert platform, oratorio highlights include St. Paul's Cathedral, Watford Coliseum, Vienna (All Soul's Orchestra), Festival Internazionale del Teatro Romano, Bayeaux, Coutances and Notre-Dame Cathedrals and guest appearances in New York and Sweden. In addition to performing live on BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship, Joanne is the official opera singer for Absolute Radio, recording for film and television soundtracks as well as chart success with her first classical album 'Laudate Dominum'. In her spare time, she can be found opera singing in the lower piazza Covent Garden as well as charity work providing music therapy. Joanne's latest album The London Soprano entered The Official Classical Charts at number 7 as well as being played on John Brunning's Classic FM show after achieving a top ten chart position. Recorded with the multi-award winning City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Paul Bateman, Joanne's voice on the recording has been described by critics as stunningly beautiful.

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Joanne's Song list

O Holy Night (Adam)
Habanera (Bizet)
Song to the Moon (Dvorak)
Pie Jesu (Faure)
En Priere (Faure)
Panis Angelicus (Franck)
Summetime (Gershwin)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
Let the Bright Seraphim (Handel)
He Shall Feed His Flock (Handel)
How Beautiful are the Feet (Handel)
I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (Handel)
Lascia Ch'io Pianga (Handel)
Benedictus (Haydn)
I Vow to thee my Country (Holst)
Vilia (Lehar)
Porgi Amor (Mozart)
Laudate Dominum (Mozart)
Barcarolle (Offenbach)
Nessun Dorma (Puccini)
O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
One Fine Day/Un Bel Vedremo (Puccini)
Gaelic Blessing (Rutter)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Pie Jesu (Webber)
Time to Say Goodbye (Sarah Brightman)
Nella Fantasia (The Mission)
Parla Piu Piano (The Godfather)
Musical Theatre:
Never Enough (Greatest Showman)
Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
Singing in the Rain
I dreamed a dream (Les Miserables)
On My Own (Les Miserables)
Can't help lovin dat man (Showboat)
Cheek to cheek (Top Hat)
Lets Face The Music (Berlin)
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Phantom)
All I ask of you (Phantom)
Music of The Night (Phantom)
Love Never Dies
You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)
If I Loved You (Carousel)
Someone to watch over me (Crazy For You)
I could have danced all night (My Fair Lady)
Wouldn't it be Loverly (My Fair Lady)
Somewhere (West Side Story)
Tonight (West Side Story)
If I were a bell (Guys and Dolls)
Secret Love (Calamity Jane)
Climb Every Mountain (Sound of Music)
Eidelweiss (Sound of Music)
Favourite Things (Sound of Music)
The Sound of Music
Shall We Dance (The King and I)
Stranger In Paradise (Kismet)
Hopelessly Devoted to You
Oh What a Beautiful Morning
The Perfect Year (Sunset Boulevard)
Maybe This Time
The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Rutter)
The Prayer (Andrea Bocelli)
My Heart Will Go On/Il Mio Cuore Va
You Raise Me Up
Amazing Grace
Abide With Me
O God Beyond All Praising
Rule Britannia
Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer
How Great Thou Art
I The Lord of Sea and Sky
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
Moon River
Hallelujah (Cohen)
Danny Boy
We’ll Meet Again
Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet)
Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
World in Union
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Chestnuts Roasting on an open Fire
Winter Wonderland
Silent Night
White Christmas
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Joanne's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Doug H
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Wow double wow Joanne was fantastic people were blown away her voice was superb well worth the money .

Reply from Joanne
4 months ago

Thank you so much Doug, I’m so pleased you both enjoyed it and lovely to meet you

Sarah W
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Joanne sounded amazing and we were really pleased with the event. Recommend 100%

Reply from Joanne
10 months ago

Thank you so much Sarah, it was an honour to sing such a beautiful piece of music at your mother’s funeral

Shakira M
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Joanne was booked for my mothers funeral. Her communication was 100%. Her singing is amazing and added that special touch. I realized i made a booking error & it was rectified. Book her and you will have no worries.

Reply from Joanne
10 months ago

Thank you so much Shakira, it was an honour to play a part in your special service

Alexandra T
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

My husband and I were really excited about having Joanne to sing at our wedding service and reception but nothing prepared us for how truly sensational she was to see live. Every time I think back to our day and Joanne singing I feel the Goosebumps start all over again. Joanne made our day truly magical and I feel so grateful for how special she made it for us. I will most definitely be asking Joanne to perform for us again sometime in the future. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts Joanne! x

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River J
6 months ago, for a Wedding in Westenhanger
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5 out of 5

Just wow.. Joanne's voice was one of the things I was most excited about for our wedding, and she did not disappoint. In fact, Joanne had many of my guests in tears of emotion once she started singing.. Simply breathtaking! Aside from being exceptionally talented, Joanne is very lovely. From the point of booking to the day of the wedding, she was so helpful and friendly, and really put me at ease. I couldn't imagine the ceremony being anywhere near as magical without The London Soprano, and I'd highly recommend her. I only wish I had another big event so that I could hire her and listen to that incredible voice again live!

Arkley C
8 years ago

From 'O Mio Babbino Caro' through to 'I could have Danced all Night' Joanne's varied repertoire was delightful. Her superb singing and bubbly personality added a very special touch to the evening. Thank you Joanne for making Gerry's birthday a most memorable occasion. (I don't remember him ever giving 10/10 before!)

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