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"Poise and promise, her voice agile with silvery charm"
A vocalist of "heart-piercing sweetness"
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"Soaring top notes from Ellen Williams"
"She sings with heartfelt sincerity, her voice a continual joy to listen to"
Classical soprano Ellen Williams is taking the classical music industry by storm with No 1 Classical Charts release, hundreds of thousands of loyal fans across the world, hundreds of thousands of music streams, and MILLIONS of video views.
Her rendition of the Classical Crossover favourite "Time To Say Goodbye" made popular by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman, was released by popular demand after receiving over 8 MILLION views across social media during the first few days of posting.
Ellen's albums are sold and streamed regularly across 6 continents. Featured on BBC and Scala Radio, Ellen's music draws a wide audience of film music and classical fans ready to experience cinematic and classical favourites in a new light.
Described in THE TIMES as a vocalist of "heart piercing sweetness", and praised in THE GUARDIAN for her "poise and promise, her voice agile with silvery charm" - CLASSICAL EXPLORER wrote "She sings with heartfelt sincerity, her voice a continual joy to listen to".
Ellen has performed on international stages and in prestigious UK concert venues including Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, Bridgewater Hall, the Wales Millennium Centre, St David's Hall, for King Charles III in Buckingham Palace, and as the Anthem soloist in the Principality Stadium. She has also sung under the baton of Sir Karl Jenkins and was honoured to perform at the wedding of Sir Bryn Terfel and royal harpist Hannah Stone.
An insight into recording Time To Say Goodbye in the studio!
Showreel for Award-Winning Soprano, ELLEN WILLIAMS
GLADIATOR Theme, Now We Are Free, Ellen Williams
World In Union, Ellen Williams
James Bond 007 Theme, No Time To Die, Ellen Williams (Billie Eilish Cover)
Ellen Williams, Danny Boy
Cinema Paradiso, A Tribute to the Old Picturehouse
Ellen Williams, Calon Lân (A Pure Heart)
Welsh soprano Ellen Williams tops the Classical Charts as her music is heard by millions. Her rendition of the Classical Crossover favourite "Time To Say Goodbye" was released by popular demand at the end of 2023 after being viewed over 8 million times across social media within the first few days of posting, and is a taster of what's to come as Ellen continues to work on an exciting album of concert favourites due for release this year. Praised for her “poise and promise, her voice agile with silvery charm” THE GUARDIAN, and described as singing “with heart-piercing sweetness” in THE TIMES, Ellen has performed in many of the UK’s most prestigious concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, Bridgewater Hall, the Wales Millennium Centre, for King Charles III in Buckingham Palace, and as the anthem soloist in the Principality Stadium for the first ever British Grand-Prix in the World Supercross Championship. Ellen has sung under the baton of Sir Karl Jenkins, and was honoured to sing at the wedding of Sir Bryn Terfel and royal harpist Hannah Stone performing with Grammy award-winning Scottish pianist Malcolm Martineau.
Ellen’s music releases are listened to across 6 continents, her voice is featured on award-winning international film soundtracks, and her music videos have been viewed by millions. Ellen was recently presented with a prestigious award in Rome for her achievements in music as a result of working with Multi-Award Winning composer Marco Werba, co-writing and performing the title song for the film The Island Of Forgiveness. The award ceremony "Storie di Donne, Eccellenze in Rosa" was covered extensively in the Italian press. Ellen has been a featured artist on BBC and Scala Radio and has been a regular contributor to Welsh television and media since her early singing successes in the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Ellen continues to work with Multi-Grammy nominated producer Chris Craker, and so far their discography together includes Cinema, a collection of filmscore greats all given a classical flair including songs from James Bond, Gladiator and The Lord Of The Rings, her Christmas album, A Christmas Wish which includes both traditional carols and classical arrangements of festive favourites, and her album Inspire, a collection of rousing sporting anthems and inspirational hymns including Amazing Grace, Calon Lân, You'll Never Walk Alone, and Abide With Me.
All of Ellen's albums are available to purchase on CD here, or can be downloaded and streamed on iTunes, Spotify and YouTube.
On a more personal note, Ellen found singing from an early age having been taught many Welsh folk songs and the hymns and arias of Wales by her grandmother. Ellen's mother is a renowned concert harpist and so music was always in the family home growing up. Ellen was encouraged to compete in Welsh Eisteddfodau and had much success winning the Oratorio solo 3 consecutive years as well as being awarded first prizes in classical song and folk singing. After a love of language and culture took Ellen to study Spanish and French at the University of Exeter, Ellen went to train her voice at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she completed an MA in Vocal Performance and a further MA in Opera Performance studying with acclaimed Irish soprano Suzanne Murphy. Ellen performed many leading roles during her studies, Semele in Handel's Semele, Nannetta in Verdi's Falstaff under the baton of Maestro Carlo Rizzi, and Susannah in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro to name a few. On graduating, a particular highlight was joining the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company as leading lady playing Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, and Aline in The Sorcerer. Ellen has performed numerous times with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, and particular highlights include singing in the final of the Welsh Singers Showcase and in a Masterclass with Grammy award-winning soprano Sami Jo for the BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World. Ellen was also delighted singing Vera Lynn songs in the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance Concert, and has enjoyed Oratorio performances singing the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah in St David's Hall, Haydn's Creation in Brangwyn Hall, and Orff's Carmina Burana in Gloucester Cathedral. Ellen's lifelong love of film music as well as having always been influenced by her folk and Celtic routes, has more recently led her to explore recording and releasing classical arrangements of filmscore greats and Classical Crossover favourites, and 2024 sees the start of an exciting new songwriting venture.
We hope you continue to visit the website from time to time, and keep up to date with Ellen's new releases and concert announcements here and across social media.
"A voice that can soothe an aching heart, comfort a troubled soul & mend a broken spirit."
"I put "Danny Boy" on my cell phone to wake me up every morning! I listen to your voice Every Single Day"
"A World Class Soprano!"
"America needs to hear your voice Ellen. Listening to you sing is a grand experience!"
"As long as you will continue to spoil us with your gorgeous voice and your captivating videos I will always be looking forward to tomorrow. Thank you, dear Ellen Williams, for all the beautiful music."
"Exudes beauty and class in all respects."