Gala SW6 2018

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Helen Constantine - Soprano Lirica

Biography

 

From an early age, Helen Constantine travelled extensively and spent some of her childhood living in Jamaica the Bahamas and the United States.


During the political upheaval in Jamaica in the late 70’s where Helen was born, many had to leave the colony fearing for their safety. She has lived in the UK  ever since.


For more than twenty years, Helen has performed in, organised and coordinated with associates, a number of charity concerts and Galasw6 events in London for her community.


Helen studied vocal technique in Naples (Italy)  as a contralto and Paris (France). During her stay in Paris, she was advised by several technical teachers to retrain as a soprano. Although from a very early age Helen had a very unique timbre and natural voice inherited from her mother, compared to others, she began singing and music at a very late age.


Helen made her debut in Paris before returning to London where she had her first recital at the South Bank. This was followed by a number of concerts at Leighton House and other venues in London.


Helen has given her talent and music mostly to charity. She has written and composed a number of songs; she is also a very good lyricist and has recently written and published two books of poems, which have been accepted by The British Library and all the other five Legal Deposit Libraries.


Helen Constantine is a great admirer of composers such as; Puccini, Chopin, Elgar, Massenet and Lehar.




Helen Constantine - Soprano 

First half

At Dawning by C. Wakefield Cadman

So deep is the night by Frederic Chopin

You are love by Jerome kern


Second half

Vissi d’arte by Giacomo Puccini

Ah! Sweet mystery of life by Victor Herbert




Programme subject to change

 

Helen Constantine Soprano  Sings - You Just You  Written By Robert. Stolz  

                                        Paris 1983                                                                                   Recital London South Bank 

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