Isabel Suckling

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Isabel Suckling
Isabel Suckling after the 2010 Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall.
Isabel Suckling after the 2010 Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall.
Background information
Birth name Isabel Katherine Suckling
Born (1998-03-24) 24 March 1998 (age 16)
Genres Crossover
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocal
Labels Decca
Website www.choirgirlisabel.co.uk

Isabel Suckling (born 24 March 1998) is a British singer who upon signing a record deal with Decca Records became the youngest classical recording artist signed by Decca to date,[1][2] and the first choirgirl to sign a record contract with a major music label.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] Suckling sang in the choir at York Minster at the time, and was discovered by Decca following a nationwide search.[4][10] She is currently being mentored by the singer, TV/radio presenter and former boy soprano Aled Jones.[3][4][5][6][7][9]

Her debut album was titled The Choirgirl, and was released on 29 November 2010 ahead of Christmas sales anticipated by record executives to be lucrative.[6][9][11] The album's first single was a cover of Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone", with proceeds going to the charity Age UK.[3][6][10] Also featured was a choral recording of "Imagine" to commemorate the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, and a duet with Aled Jones' original 1986 vocal track on "All Through The Night", previously never released.[9] The album was nominated for Album Of The Year at the 2011 Classic BRIT Awards.[12][13][14]

In 2012, Suckling collaborated with Robin and RJ Gibb, performing the track "Christmas Day" on the Gibbs' debut classical album, The Titanic Requiem.[15][16] She took part at the premiere of the album on 10 April 2012, and her vocals for the project received positive reviews.[17][18]

Isabel Suckling is the daughter of American wine critic James Suckling.[8][9][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Choirgirl Classic FM World Exclusive". classicfm.co.uk. 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  2. ^ The Press (February 24, 2011). Choristers Jessica Holgate and Isabel Suckling hitting the high notes for Africa
  3. ^ a b c BBC News (September 14, 2010). York choirgirl Isabel Suckling lands record deal
  4. ^ a b c Higgins, Kat, Sky News Online (September 14, 2010). Choirgirl Hits High Notes With Record Deal
  5. ^ a b London Evening Standard (September 13, 2010). Choirgirl aged 12 to sign record deal
  6. ^ a b c d Mateus, Joana, Associated Press (September 14, 2010). Choir girl blazes trail for female voices in UK
  7. ^ a b Bray, Elisa, The Independent (September 17, 2010). Hymn and Her
  8. ^ a b Branagan, Mark, Yorkshire Post (September 14, 2010). It's a record as choirgirl Isabel puts name to Decca diva deal at 12
  9. ^ a b c d e Lechmere, Adam, Decanter.com (November 26, 2010). Isabel Suckling: international wine trade 'follows' historic record deal
  10. ^ a b Bottomley, Claire, The Press (York) (September 14, 2010). York Minster choirgirl Isabel Suckling wins recording deal with Decca Records
  11. ^ Sweeting, Adam, The Daily Telegraph (November 17, 2010). Isabel the Choirgirl: Angel eyes the Christmas No 1
  12. ^ "Isabel Suckling And Mentor Aled Jones Nominated For Classic Brit Awards". Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Rolando Villazon up for two Classic Brit awards". BBC News. April 7, 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  14. ^ "Classic Brit award confrontation". The Press (York). Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  15. ^ Gardner, Elysa (6 April 2012). "Robin Gibb and son deliver 'Titanic Requiem'". Take 5: Florence and the Machine, Johnny Cash, more (USA TODAY). Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  16. ^ "Isabel Suckling sings with Bee Gee Robin Gibb on The Titanic Requiem album". York Press. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  17. ^ "Titanic Requiem performance". Tatler. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  18. ^ "The Titanic Requiem". Album Reviews. Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  19. ^ Robinson, Jancis, Suckling, the Pope and the future (September 17, 2010)

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