The University of Wolverhampton

Music graduate in tune with world leading classical singer

A University of Wolverhampton Music graduate from Kingswinford was in tune with one of the world’s greatest classical singers when she supported Russell Watson on his UK tour.

Laura Wright, 23 from Kingswinford, was performing as part of professional choir, Birmingham Voices.  They supported Russell Watson on his latest UK Orchestra Tour which covered Birmingham, Blackpool, Glasgow, Bournemouth and the London Palladium.

Russell Watson’s debut album, The Voice, held the number one spot in the UK charts for a record 52 weeks and his second album, Encore, sold two million copies worldwide.  He has won four Classical Brit Awards during his fifteen year career and has performed for some of the world’s greatest figures including The Queen.

Now a Recruitment Administrator at the University of Wolverhampton, Laura studied for a degree in Music at the Walsall Campus School of Performing Arts and is now studying for a Master’s degree in Event and Venue Management at the Wolverhampton Business School.

She said:  “It was an absolute privilege to be part of the choir that supported Russell on his tour. We got the opportunity to sing at some truly iconic venues in front of amazing crowds and I’m really pleased to be continuing my love for music after finishing my degree.

“Without a doubt, my studies have opened doors for me and I’ve been involved with Birmingham Voices since March 2017.  This was an opportunity that everyone on the choir embraced to the full – even being on the road, all the rehearsals – it was all worthwhile to be on the stage with such a renowned, international singing success.”

Anyone interested in studying for a Music degree should visit our next Open Day on Saturday 17th June 2017.

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Date Issued: 18th May 2017

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