Ex-Stagecoach student & star of Britain's Got Talent Charlotte Jaconelli sang songs from her debut solo album at the Stagecoach Choir Festival, held at Birmingham Symphony Hall!
On Sunday 8th
June Birmingham Symphony Hall was full of music, happiness and applause as Stagecoach choirs from across the country came together to take part in the Stagecoach Choir Festival.
The winner of this year’s Festival was The Lakes Choir who performed magical renditions of “Remember Me” (Bob Chilcott) and “Heavenly Aeroplane” (John Rutter).
In second place were The Northern Choir who sang “Al Shlosha” and “Be Simple Little Children”.
In joint third place were The Cambridge and Cambourne Choir who performed “Tell Ma Ma” and “Blackbird” and The Salford and Didsbury Choir” who sang “Survivor” and “Dry Your Tears, Afrika”.
We were also joined by Suzi Digby OBE, renowned conductor and teacher, who was the guest of honour and head adjudicator. Suzi provided each choir with feedback and tips on their performances.
We were also joined by ex-Stagecoach student Charlotte Jaconelli who performed two songs, “Pie Jesu and “On My Own”, from her debut solo album “Solitaire”.
Charlotte initially found fame on Britain’s Got Talent as part of the duo ‘Jonathan and Charlotte’. Together they have taken the musical world by storm, winning over the general public from the moment they stepped on stage in front of Simon, the other judges and the live audience. Since performing on Britain’s Got Talent they went from strength to strength. They went on to perform a sell-out show at the venue where they originally auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent. They sold a quarter of a million copies of their first album and their second album went gold.
So why did they make the decision to go their separate ways? “We had started to talk about our third album,” says Charlotte, “and it quickly became obvious that there wasn’t enough material to suit both our voices together as they are right now” she explains.
Matthew Clark, the Head of Events at Stagecoach, said: “We were so excited that Charlotte was able to come and perform for us at the Stagecoach Choir Festival. It is wonderful to see her doing so well since she stepped through the doors of Stagecoach for the first time aged 12!”
Check out our video
to see footage of Charlotte performing as well as an interview about her experiences of performing at Stagecoach and her success since Britain’s Got Talent!