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Hayley Westenra to perform new song in Taiwan

2017/11/10 22:12:30

Photo courtesy of MNA

Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) The New Zealand cross-over soprano and songwriter Hayley Westenra will perform her new song "Not Alone," some Western and Mandarin classics, and other songs she has written during her upcoming concert tour around Taiwan.

Famed for her angelic and pure voice, the 30-year-old pop and classical singer will also be teaming up with Taiwan National Choir tenor Chen Zhang-jian (陳章健) for the series of concerts, she said during a press conference in Taipei on Friday to preview the tour.

She will give her first concert at the National Concert Hall in Taipei on Sunday, followed by one at the National Theater in Taichung on Nov. 15, before making her final stop at the Performing Arts Center in Pingtung County on Nov. 19.

Among the songs Westenra will perform during the three concerts are "Who Will Echo My Heart?" "I Dreamed a Dream," "Beauty and the Beast," "Bridge over Troubled Water," "Sweet As Honey," and "The Moon Represents My Heart."

The singer-songwriter gained international fame after releasing her 2003 album "Pure," which sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

(By Lo Yuan-shao and Isabel Wang)