Isabelle Graham is a very talented local young singer who has already made a big impression on those who have heard her perform. She has been competing and winning awards for her singing at competitive festivals for the past four years, and is the current holder of the Northern Choristers’ Championship at the Harrogate Festival, a trophy which features a number of illustrious names before they became famous! Isabelle has been a pupil of David Darling since 2011, during which time she has played the part of Cissy Woodger in
Opera North’s production of Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring (2013), a wonderful experience which gave her an early insight into what it is like working alongside established names such as Dame Josephine Barstow and other professional musicians. She is also a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, which meets twice a year. Isabelle has performed live on BBC Radio, and was the feature of a local television news programme earlier this year.
She enjoys working as a soloist at weddings, and is equally at home singing music from the classical repertoire, folk songs, popular music, and country and western! She is a music scholar at Gateways School, and her musical development is enhanced at the Leeds College of Music as well as St. James’s Church Choir in Wetherby. She plays piano, and is looking forward to a time hopefully in the not too distant future when she has her own bass guitar. Isabelle is also a talented actor, and she also enjoys cookery and playing netball. Future engagements for Isabelle include singing the part of the youth in Wetherby Choral Society’s performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah next month here in St. James’s Church.