Live Concert Series: Alice Vickery
Last week The Duke was host to one of many performances as part of Jeanie Moore’s International Concert Series. Singer, Alice Vickery performed her first solo concert and wowed the audience. We were lucky enough to sit and enjoy and were truly stunned by her voice! We caught up with Alice briefly after the show (in between her adoring fans) to find out more…
How old were you when you realised that you love to sing?
I was 9 years old when I started singing and acting. When I was around 15, my voice started to develop further and that was when I realised I was a better singer than actress and that was the route to go!
Is there a particular piece that you like to perform?
‘I won’t mind’ from musical The Other Franklin by has to be my favourite. You can always tell you sang well when there are mums snivelling in the audience!
Do you have any professional training or are you self-taught?
I am classically trained in safety singing, which means that you are taught to sing with your diaphragm so that you don’t damage your throat and voice. A lot of pop singers don’t use this technique and strain their voice after a few years which can result in them needing an operation or not being able to sing at all. I had four different singing teachers and they have all been absolute stars, each playing a different role in developing my singing voice.
Do you ever sing in a group, or is it mainly sole performances?
I am part of the University Chamber Choir and Philharmonic Choir. I also enjoy singing with my University jazz band, it is very empowering to hear the band playing alongside my voice.
With regards to singing, what is your dream?
I love musical theatre. I think my dream would be to play a large role in a Broadway show, even if it was just for a few weeks! I would also love sing with a big band and travel the world with them.
Thank you so much to Alice for taking the time to talk to us. We wish her all the best in the future in what we are sure will be an exciting career! Remember folks, it all started at The Duke!
The next performance in the International Concert Series will take place on 19th October at The Duke. This will be a Harp recital from David Watkins who is widely renowned as one of the world’s greatest harpists. If you would like to come along, tickets are £10 from the hotel (call 01752 275850) or can be purchased via We Got Tickets website.