Joanne Dennis trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama specialising in vocal studies.
After winning Young Welsh Musical Theatre Singer of the Year competition, Joanne went on to work with the BBC National performing with internationally acclaimed conductors and orchestras across the UK.
Joanne’s performances have also been broadcast on BBC Three Radio and S4C Television.
Joanne has appeared in many roles including Oliver (Nancy),West side story (Maria), 42nd Street (Chorus Girl), La Vie Parisienne (Gabrielle), Pirates of Penzance (Edith), The Marriage of Figaro (Suzanna), Iolanthe (Phyllis) and Seven (Lead Soloist).
In 2011 Joanne’s vocal group performed with Sir Paul McCartney on his ‘On The Run’ tour with performances at the M.E.N and ECHO Arenas.
February 26th 2013 Joanne performed with sense of sound singers and the city of Birmingham symphony Orchestra conducted by Ben Foster in a BBC Worldwide showcase to celebrate one of BBCs most successful and long running global franchises Doctor Who. This was held at the Echo Arena Liverpool.
In 2014 Joanne performed in the BBC showcase with sense of sound singers conducted by Jennifer John in the Echo Arena which was hosted by Graham Norton
Joanne performed for the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) 2014 with Sense of Sound Singers and beatboxers lead by Grammy award nominated Beatbox Master, Shlomo at the Everyman theatre Liverpool.
Joanne recently sang as a soloist in Paco Peña’s UK tour of Requiem For The Earth. Performing at and Manchester Bridgewater Concert hall and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
In 2015 Joanne sang the national anthem for the Rugby world cup England vs Eruguay at Manchester Etihad Stadium
27th April 2016 Joanne was honoured to join Sense Of Sound singers to perform You’ll Never Walk Alone, Liverpool FC’s anthem. At the tribute to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster in a special ceremony that took place at St Georges hall Liverpool.
Other notable venues that Joanne has performed in include the Royal Albert hall, Liverpool Empire Theatre, St David’s Concert Hall and London’s West End.
This year Joanne had the pleasure of working as a backing vocalist with sense of sound singers for ‘Take That’ and ‘lulu’ on Take That’s greatest hits tour.
Joanne works with event teams as a classical crossover soloist and performers in concerts and recitals throughout the year.
Your wedding is one of the most important moments of your life – the dress is perfect, the flowers are beautiful…but have you considered the music?
As a classically trained singer Joanne can add something special to your wedding ceremony that can be treasured forever.
We can discuss with you your musical preferences then, following this, and will contact your church accompanist and coordinate rehearsal time with them to make sure your wedding is stress free, personal and perfect.
4 songs for Wedding ceremony
30 Min set up time with PA System and Keyboard, or a pianist/tracks can be provided.
1 Song as guests are arriving
1 Song for entrance of the bride
1/2 Songs During the signing of the register
1 song as bride and groom exits
All hymns can also be lead by Joanne throughout the service if this is taking place in a church.
Finding the ways to say goodbye to someone close is never easy. A beautiful song can add a personal touch and bring closeness within the ceremony.
When we feel bereaved, music can be uplifting and can express how we feel more eloquently.
Joanne can coordinate your music preferences for the service as Joanne will be the contact with your church accompanist with whom she will arrange a rehearsal to ensure everything is perfect.
If a cremation is taking place Joanne can also arrange to provide the music, particularly if you feel an accompanist is not needed.
There are no rules as to the type of music you can choose. Please feel free to discuss this..
Joanne understands this can be a hard time so if you feel more comfortable we can ask her to contact you via email rather than on the phone.
When convenient I will arrange to meet with you and your family to discuss the musical arrangements.
Can provide organist or pianist for the full service. The amount of songs can be discussed. I would recommend
1 Song as the family enter
1 Song as the family reflects
1 song as the family exits
All hymns can also be lead by myself throughout the service
Amazing Grace, The Lords My Shepard, I watch the sunrise, The old rugger cross, Do not be afraid, How great tho art, Abide with me, Myy the choirs of angels, Jerusalem, Lord of all hopefulness and many more
Joanne sang at our wedding recently, absolutely beautiful voice, she made our day so special and everybody was blown away by her singing. She sang our favourite song ‘a thousand years’ whilst playing the piano. Would highly recommend. Extremely talented lady !”
“Our wedding day was how it should of been, surrounded by family, friends and extremely special, but what made it even more magical was Joanne’s magical voice. She sang some beautiful songs whilst we were signing the register in the church that brought a tear to everyone’s eye! Then when we were sat down for dinner she softly sang Etta James’s classic ” At last”.
I thank Joanne from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so Romantic. Fantastic lady with an incredible breath taking voice.
Joanne, you were amazing singing at Natalie and Patricks wedding in Greasby, we were absolutely thrilled listening to you singing Ave Maria and Pie Jesu as you could probably see we all had tears in our eyes. We would love to see you perform in anything…. I Can’t wait to see the video when it is complete. Thanks for reassuring Natalie when she was stressed out and sorting all the arrangements with the organist and the priest out xx
“I would whole heartedly recommend Joanne for any occasion. She has a truly amazing voice that made our wedding even more special – an amazing talent. Professional, courteous and an absolute joy to hear”
“Thank you so much for singing for us at our church blessing at St. Michael-in-the-Hamlet Church (Liverpool) on our wedding day. Your singing was so beautiful and moving, and it really was one of the highlights of our day. All of our guests commented afterwards about how amazing your voice was.
You were a true professional beforehand as well and very easy to communicate with. Thanks again”
Joanne was recommended to us by a friend who had recently lost his dad. It was important for us to convey our mum with music as she loved to sing herself. As soon as we contacted Joanne she was very accommodating and we talked about the songs that would be fitting for our mum. From the very beginning Joanne was very reassuring about one particular song we wanted her to sing, she even went as far as sending me a recording of the song so we didn’t have to worry about her rendition.
The one lasting memory we have from mums funeral is Joanne’s amazing voice. Thank you for capturing the essence of mum in your songs & thank you for giving her such a wonderful send off.
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