UPDATED! Carly Paoli Sings for Chelsea Pensioners, at Cadogan Hall, and Signs for Sony/ATV

18/04/2018

Carly Paoli Performs For The Chelsea Pensioners at Royal Hospital Chelsea

For a review of her Cadogan Hall concert click here.

(L-R) – Chelsea Pensioners Ivor Williams, Mike Palin, Mike Smith and Mike Hall
with Carly Paoli at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Carly Paoli, the rising star of the classical music world, performed a special concert for the Chelsea Pensioners on Friday 26 January 2018. The private performance, which took place in the Pensioners’ Club at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, was a special preview of Carly’s forthcoming concert at Cadogan Hall on 15 February 2018.

‘I often see the Pensioners out and about in Chelsea and wanted to invite them to my concert at Cadogan Hall in February. When I realised that, for some, it might be too difficult for mobility reasons I suggested taking the concert to them’ said Carly. ‘It was a thrill and honour to perform for so many of the Pensioners, and to thank them for the contribution and sacrifice they have made for their country.’

The acclaimed English singer – who can count Pope Francis and Prince Charles amongst her fans and who has sung, several times, with both Andrea Bocelli and José Carreras – performed a selection of familiar and iconic songs, including ‘A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square’, ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’ and ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’, as well as songs from her celebrated album ‘Singing My Dreams’.

Pearse Lally the Sergeant Major at the Royal Hospital said, We were delighted to host Carly at our Chelsea Pensioners’ Club. She put on an excellent show and Pensioners who are not able to travel far were touched that Carly made a special visit to the Royal Hospital to perform just for them. On behalf of the Royal Hospital I would like to thank Carly for her generosity.

Peter Henry, Pensioner, said ‘It was beautiful. She sounded incredible, a wonderful singer with a beautiful voice. I would love to hear Carly sing in the world-famous chapel here next time and I look forward to seeing her perform at Cadogan Hall.’

Ron Chapple, Pensioner, said ‘The performance was very good. It is wonderful that an international star like that should come here. It was really wonderful entertainment for us.’

Carl Hayhurst, Pensioner, said ‘I enjoyed the concert very much. I enjoy good singing. Carly captivated the audience. You could hear a pin drop.’

Having performed at some of the world’s most iconic venues, including Carnegie Hall, the O2 Arena and the Roman Forum, performed her debut UK headline concert at Cadogan Hall, in Chelsea, on 15 February.

For Seen and Heard’s review click here.

In April 2018 Carly Paoli has been signed to Sony/ATV, as part of a deal struck between the world’s No.1 music publishing company and the independent publishing and record company ABIAH. The deal covers London-based ABIAH’s entire song catalogue, including songs by Carly and celebrated composer, arranger and conductor Romano Musumarra which feature on Carly’s highly-acclaimed debut album Singing My Dreams.

‘I could write a long list of phrases from Queen and Michael Jackson song lyrics that have captivated me. Then, from a very different musical world, songs like “Singing in The Rain” and “Moon River” have inspired the performer I am today. Lyrics are the first thing that draw me into a song – the beautiful ability to tell a story through music. So, it’s very humbling and so fulfilling as an artist to know that my music will become a part of Sony/ATV’s wonderful history‘ said Carly

‘[Carly Paoli] effortlessly straddles two countries – Britain and Italy – and two musical genres, classical and popular….What a talent” **** David Mellor, Event Magazine, Mail on Sunday

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Praise for Carly

‘Carly is a wonderful person to work with. I admire her voice, artistry and her charisma. It’s a pleasure for me to sing with her.’ – José Carreras

It’s always my pleasure to share the stage with Carly Paoli.’ – Andrea Bocelli

The world really is hers for the taking.’ – You Magazine

‘A powerful voice in the classical recording world’ Sunday Post

‘Carly is an amazing singer. She’s got an incredible future. One of the best I’ve ever heard.’ – Larry King

‘She’s very special. I have seen her confidence and the way she can hold a note forever and ever and that’s the money – that’s what people want to hear. The proof is in the pudding.’ David Foster

It’s been wonderful to work with a down-to-earth young lady who has a beautiful voice. It’s going to be fascinating to watch her, and I will follow her progress with interest.’ – Elaine Paige

‘Congratulations on a beautiful recording. I’m deeply honored! Best wishes on the release of your album – I’ll look forward to it!’ – Jason Robert Brown

‘The world really is hers for the taking.’ – You Magazine, Mail on Sunday

‘The moment her album ‘Singing My Dreams’ started, I was swept away into a different place.’ – Louder Than The Music

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