'The People's Soprano'

Affectionately named 'The People's Soprano' by fans, colleagues and the media, singer-songwriter Rebecca Newman stormed into number one in the Official UK Classical Albums Chart with her debut chart release in September 2014, outselling new releases by a number of major international stars in the process. In doing so, she has secured her position as one of the most exciting sopranos the UK has seen for a long time! Demand for her eagerly awaited new album was so great that  on day one of release Amazon completely sold out following a live studio interview on BBC One Yorkshire and during the week HMV stores up and down the country also sold out.

As an independent artist she had already sold over 15,000 albums, headlined her own twenty date UK tour, appeared on ITV1, BBC1 and BBC Radio, sung the national anthems live on TV for several international televised sporting events and shared the stage with stars like Russell Watson and Aled Jones. With exciting TV and radio opportunities being added to the diary, 2014 and into 2015 will see Rebecca being incredibly busy both in the UK and overseas, including her first professional performance in New York City.

Her beautiful voice, down to earth nature and her commitment to her charitable causes has won the hearts of many and her eagerly anticipated debut chart release, 'Dare to Dream', was named after her own song that embodies the spirit of her musical career. She has teamed up with classical music legends James Fitzpatrick for the orchestral sessions - producer to opera and TV star Lesley Garrett - and Paul Bateman - musical director to international star Sarah Brightman -  after working with them for her charity single release in November 2012. Gareth Williams produced the album, from recording to mixing and mastering. Gareth works extensively within TV and radio and has worked on recordings for many of the big stars, including Katherine Jenkins and the Classical Brit Award Winners 'Blake', who have recorded a special collaboration with Rebecca for the album. Rebecca is accompanied on the album by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and there is also a duet with TV star songwriter and former chorister Mary-Jess Leaverland, and incredible talent who has performed to over 70 million people on Chinese television.
Keep an eye out for Rebecca's first Songs of Praise TV performance in the new year and get ready to see Rebecca's album go international, with negotiations underway for tours and distribution deals in Asia, Europe and North America.
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Rebecca's Charities

Rebecca has worked alongside many charities, both as a volunteer and as a fundraiser. Her three main causes she is currently helping to raise money and awareness for are the national charities Childline and the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, and the Yorkshire charity the Georgina Grace Trust. Her CD sales have raised money for Childline since 2008 and her current tour and single are raising money for the RNLI. Rebecca has helped with fundraising events for the Georgina Grace Trust and will be helping to raise more money and awareness for this charity in the future. The charity provides families with disabled children with valuable assistance and equipment. To read more about Rebecca's activities and about the charities click here.

Georgina Grace Trust

News Headlines

21.09.2014 Rebecca Scores Official Number One Album!Rebecca 's new album release, Dare to Dream, has stormed to the top of the UK Classical albums chart in it's first week of release.. read more >>

10.09.2014 Daily Mail Article and TV AppearanceRebecca will appear on BBC One's Look North programme on Mon 15 Sep and will feature in the Daily Mail on Thu 18 Sep.. read more >>

1.03.2014 Rebecca Becomes First British Winner of  'Artist Signal'Rebecca becomes the first ever British winner .. read more >>


Live international TV performancesRebecca performed three times for the Rugby .. read more >>
20.09.2013Rebecca shines on the bill with Russell WatsonRebecca supported Russell Watson at The Party in the Park at... read more >>
30.04.2013 Rebecca supports Aled Jones Cathedral Tour Rebecca supported the much-loved singer, radio and TV star, Aled Jones, on his tour ... read more >>
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