Laura Wright (singer)
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|Birth name||Laura Kathryn Wright|
|Born||17 June 1990|
Framsden, Suffolk, England
|Associated acts||All Angels|
Wright first shot to fame as chorister of the year when she was just 14.
She has performed at men's and women’s rugby matches at Twickenham. Wright is also a regular at the NFL matches and has performed at Rugby League, The Carnegie Challenge Cup Final, WSB Boxing, polo, the Carling Cup Final, The Championship Play-off Final and the FA Cup Final. In April 2016 she performed at The Grand National and in July she was the official anthem singer at the British Grand Prix.
Wright performed at the opening ceremony for HRH Prince Harry’s inaugural Invictus Games where she debuted a new piece she wrote “Invincible”, taken from her album Sound Of Strength.
Wright was the first mezzo-soprano to perform at the Olympic Stadium, has toured with Alfie Boe and Russell Watson, opened the iTunes Festival for Andrea Bocelli and duetted with Donny Osmond for Children In Need.
A royal favourite, HM The Queen cited Laura’s Diamond Jubilee Song ‘Stronger As One’ in her Commonwealth Day Message at Westminster Abbey where the song was premiered and secured a No1 chart position on Gary Barlow’s Sing EP. Laura enjoyed the privilege of performing more times for Her Majesty than any other artist that year.
Wright has trained to county level in hockey, netball, tennis and javelin.
Nominated for a Classical Brit Award, Wright went on to receive the PPL Classical Award at the Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef Awards. Alongside her role as ambassador at Nordoff Robbins, Laura is an ambassador of Arthritis Research UK, having battled her own debilitating condition at a very young age. She is also an ambassador for SportsAid and for the Invictus Games.
- 2011: The Last Rose (UK Albums Chart #24; Classical Charts #1)
- 2012: Glorious (UK Albums Chart #52)
- 2014: The Sound of Strength
With All Angels (albums)
- Tony Dewhurst Features Writer. "Laura Wright is different to most sopranos – she plays rugby which helps her 'escape' (From Lancashire Telegraph)". Lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-09-18.