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Extremely versatile crossover singer, specialising in classical, musical theatre & easy listening. Wendy wows guests at every event!
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With bases in London and NE Scotland, Wendy is the most versatile singer around. With extensive professional experience performing internationally, in the West End, across the UK and even for royalty at Windsor Castle, she excels as a soloist and as a member of London's leading classical crossover group and Classic Brit Award nominees, Ida Girls, as seen on BBC1 and ITV. Originally, Wendy studied opera at Leeds College of Music then went on to gain 2 years' professional experience in opera in the north east of England, in a number of roles including Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Frasquita (Carmen) and Anne Page (The Merry Wives of Windsor). She then went on to study in Acting at Drama Studio London, and since has performed regularly in London, including the London production of Princess Ida, Closer Than Ever and A Well-Remembered Voice, and various cabarets and special guest appearances at The Other Palace, Live at Zedel, The Pheasantry and Leicester Square Theatre in London's West End. Wendy is a founding member and Musical Director/vocal arranger of London's leading classical-crossover girl group, Ida Girls. With Ida she has gained entry into the Christmas classical charts with their Christmas album, Believe; performed at Windsor Castle for royalty; appeared on BBC1's 'This Week Christmas Special' twice; was nominated for a Classical Brit award; performed at West End Live; featured on charity single 'The Hero' alongside other West-End and Hollywood faces; headlined Noosa Alive Festival in Australia, as well as performing all over the world on luxury cruiselines; and most recently was selected to perform on ITV's Walk the Line in December 2021.

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Wendy Carr - Crossover Singer 's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Belinda L
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

I highly recommend Wendy. She’s very friendly and a true professional. She understood what we needed and rendered her pieces perfectly. Book her!

Sandra R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

I would highly recommend Wendy, her voice is amazing and she truly added to our event. Absolutely delighted !!

Stevie M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Great communication before. Turned up on time. Fantastic voice and set list.

Diana D
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Wendy is amazing, had everyone mesmerised!

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From other customers:

Dave C
4 years ago, for a Church service in Church Rd
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5 out of 5

Thank you for performing at our Rotary Club Carol Service - it was a joy to have such an accomplished singer and performer involved. We hope to work with you at future events!

Zocia F
11 years ago, for a Wedding in Church Rd
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5 out of 5

Wendy performed 2 Eva Cassidy songs at our wedding - it created such a lovely atmosphere and got everyone quite emotional. She worked so well with the harp and fiddle players accompanying her even though they had only practised once together beforehand. It made our day that bit more special.

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Wendy Carr - Crossover Singer 's Song list

I Dreamed a Dream (Les Mis)
On My Own (Les Mis)
Bring Him Home (Les Mis)
A Million Dreams (Greatest Showman)
Never Enough (Greatest Showman)
This is Me (Greatest Showman)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
Somewhere (West Side Story)
Tonight (West Side Story)
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Phantom of the Opera)
Think of Me (Phantom of the Opera)
Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)
Love Never Dies
She Used to Be Mine (Waitress)
Edelweiss (Sound of Music)
Climb Every Mountain (Sound of Music)
I Have Confidence (Sound of Music)
You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)
If I Loved You (Carousel)
Popular (Wicked)
Defying Gravity (Wicked)
There are Worse Things I Could Do (Grease)
Hopelessly Devoted (Grease)
My House (Matilda)
Money (Cabaret)
Maybe This Time (Cabaret)
Green Finch & Linnet Bird (Sweeney Todd)
Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music)
Don't Rain on My Parade (Funny Girl)
Glitter and Be Gay (Candide)
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
Come What May (Moulin Rouge)
One Day I'll Fly Away (Moulin Rouge)
Big Spender (Sweet Charity/Shirley Bassey)
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic/Celine Dion)
Till There was You (The Music Man)
I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)
If I Were a Bell (Guys & Dolls)
Shallow (A Star is Born)
Time to Say Goodbye (Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman)
The Prayer (Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion)
Nella Fantasia (Il Divo/Josh Groban)
Perfect Symphony (Ed Sheeran & Andrea Bocelli)
Pie Jesu (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Ave Maria (Schubert or Bach)
O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Habanera (Carmen)
Toreador (Carmen)
Song to the Moon (Dvorak)
Brindisi (La Traviata)
Deh vieni non tardar (Marriage of Figaro)
Batti, batti (Don Giovanni)
Una donna quindici anni (Così fan tutte)
Flower Duet (Lakme, British Airways)
Going Home (Dvorak)
Rejoice (Handel's Messiah)
He Shall Feed his Flock (Handel's Messiah)
I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (Handel's Messiah)
Exultate Jubilate (Mozart)
Alleluia (Mozart's Exultate Jubilate)
Panis Angelicus
Amazing Grace
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Lion King)
So This is Love (Cinderella)
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio)
How Far I'll Go (Moana)
He's a Tramp (Lady & the Tramp)
I Won't Say I'm in Love (Hercules)
Go the Distance (Hercules)
Reflection (Mulan)
Beauty and the Beast
Part of Your World (Little Mermaid)
Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins)
A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins)
Let It Go (Frozen)
Into the Unknown (Frozen 2)
Show Yourself (Frozen 2)
Someday My Prince Will Come (Snow White)
Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty)
Almost There (Princess & the Frog)
Happy Working Song (Enchanted)
Once Upon a December (Anastasia)
Journey to the Past (Anastasia)
Colours of the Wind (Pocahontas)
Just Around the Riverbend (Pocahontas)
Baby Mine (Dumbo)
A Whole New World (Aladdin)
Speechless (Aladdin live action remake)
I See the Light (Tangled)
When Will My Life Begin (Tangled)
God Help the Outcasts (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Everybody Wants to be a Cat (Aristocats)
Somewhere Out There (An American Tail)
When Somebody Loved Me (Toy Story 2/(Sarah McLachlin))
You Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)
Poor Unfortunate Souls
Cruella DeVil
Can't Help Falling in Love With You (Elvis)
I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston)
Songbird (Eva Cassidy/Fleetwood Mac)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Eva Cassidy)
Time After Time (Eva Cassidy/Cindy Lauper)
Somebody to Love (Queen)
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
Show Must Go On (Queen)
Feeling Good (Nina Simone/Michael Buble)
Cry Me a River (Michael Buble/standard jazz)
Misty (Ella Fitzgerald/standard jazz)
Rise Like a Pheonix (Concita Wurst)
Waterloo (ABBA)
Winner Takes It All (ABBA)
La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaf/Louis Armstrong)
Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey)
Diamonds are Forever (Shirley Bassey)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Candle in the Wind (Elton John)
Your Song (Elton John)
Yesterday (The Beatles)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
Smile (Nat King Cole)
When I Fall in Love (Nat King Cole)
Funny Valentine (Nat King Cole)
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered
At Last (Etta James)
The Way You Look Tonight
New York, New York
I Get a Kick Out of You
Under My Skin
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
Angel (Sarah McLachlin)
Puppet on a String (Sandie Shaw)
Love Shine a Light (Katrina & the Waves)
Walking on Sunshine (Katrina & the Waves)
Oops I Did It Again (Britney Spears)
Everytime (Britney Spears)
Kissing You (Des'ree)
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)
All About You (McFly)
Make You Feel Love (Bob Dylan/Adele)
Someone Like You (Adele)
Lullaby/Goodnight My Angel (Billy Joel)
The Rose (Bette Midler)
Auld Lang Syne
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
Skye Boat Song
Skye Boat Song (Outlander theme version)
Touch the Sky (from Brave)
Loch Lomond
Wild Mountain Thyme
I Once Loved a Lad
Dark Island
Maids When You're Young/"Old Man Song" (comedy)
Ae Fond Kiss
Ye Banks and Braes
Puirt à beul (Gaelic)
Fear a bhàta (Gaelic)
Danny Boy
She Moved Through the Fair
The Blessing
Marble Halls
The Voice
The Parting Glass
The Wild Rover 
Black is the Colour
All I Want For Christmas is You
O Holy Night
Believe (from The Polar Express)
Where are you Christmas? (from The Grinch)
River (Joni Mitchell)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Winter Wonderland
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer
Rockin Robin
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Somewhere in My Memory (from Home Alone)
I'll Be Home for Christmas
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Jingle Bells
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Walking in the Air (from The Snowman)
Christmas is All Around (from Love Actually)
White Christmas
Last Christmas
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Santa Baby
Merry Xmas Everybody (So Here It Is)
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Frosty the Snowman
Jingle Bell Rock
When a Child is Born
Deck the Halls
Ding Dong Merrily on High
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Silent Night
Away in a Manger
Good King Wenceslas
Once in Royal David's City
In the Bleak Midwinter
The First Nowell/Noel
Hark the Herald Angel's Sing
In Dulci Jubilo
We Three Kings
Coventry Carol
O Come Emmanuel
Joy to the World

Wendy Carr - Crossover Singer 's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£225
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£650
Drinks reception
2 x 45-minute sets during your drinks reception


Video-Call Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I've had some wonderful clients tell me that they've loved how seamlessly I switch between different genres, making the performance more varied and engaging! I think this sets me apart from other singers, and I love variety so I'm always happy to mix things up.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've been very lucky to have had extensive experience performing internationally on luxury cruiseliners, as well as on UK turf in the West End (Leicester Square Theatre, Zedel/Crazy Coqs and Pheonix Arts Club), on BBC1 and ITV, at Windsor Castle, in Trafalgar Square to an audience of 20,000 at West End Live and at various regional theatres across the UK.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Probably for Prince Edward at Windsor Castle! I performed with my group, Ida Girls, and after our performance we met His Royal Highness, which was nerve-racking! But it was such an honour to perform in such a prestigious and historical venue.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I try to be as flexible as possible to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change in the lead up to your event then just let me know - 99% of the time it'll be no problem at all!

How much time do you need to set up?

When using my own fantastic Bose PA system and Shure microphone, I can set up in as little as 10 minutes, though allow 15-30 minutes if in a venue I've not worked in before, to make sure the setup and sound are as good as they can be for your event.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

For performances where only 1 or a handful of songs are required, you are absolutely welcome to pick from my set list, or we can discuss new songs you'd like me to learn for your event as an add-on. For longer sets I can adapt the programme to suit your music taste and include up to 3 song requests from my repertoire or, again, any new songs as an add-on.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I can provide my own microphone, mic stand and PA system, along with backing tracks. However if you'd like me to perform with another musician you've arranged then we can equally discuss that - whatever best suits your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes! If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I'm absolutely happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 per song for this to take into account the time it takes to learn and the backing track to go with it.
Classical crossover, Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Covers, Pop, Scottish music
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Concert, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Cruise
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Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Transcription, Actor, Musical comedy, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Singing teaching, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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