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Welcoming Jonathan Ansell as The Voice of The Yorkshire Children of Courage 2014


We are delighted that Jonathan Ansell has agreed to be our ‘Voice’!! Jonathan is one of the UK’s most admired young tenors, with a unique ability to truly connect with his audience through the gift of his soaring high tenor voice.
“I have regularly been moved deeply by these sort of events but to also have the chance to perform will make it even more emotional”, he said.

Jonathan who has now sold over 2million albums shot to fame on the first ever series of the X-Factor in 2004 where , as part of pop-opera group G4, he came second and went on to top the charts with 3 albums and 4 sell out tours.
When they split in 2007, he was propelled to instant stardom as a solo artist signing a £1 million record deal with Universal Classics and Jazz and soon released two chart topping albums ‘Tenor at the Movies’ and ‘Forever’. This glorious young tenor continued to wow audiences as a bona fide solo artist.
Jonathan, who has been nominated for a Classical Brit Award, has continued to wow audiences both in the UK and internationally with his sensational voice proving himself as a bona fide sola artist. Some of Jonathan’s solo career highlights include the nationwide Valentines Tour with Hayley Westenra; a tour of the United States with the late Marvin Hamlisch accompanied by the NSO and PSO, several performances at the Royal Albert Hall including: the Classical Brits; Classic FM at the Movies and the Festival of Remembrance in front of Her Majesty the Queen and most recently performing as ‘Jesus’ in the World Premier of ‘Omega and Alpha’ in Wells Cathedral.
Theatre has recently become an exciting new direction for him, his debut role being as ‘The Man’ in Andrew Lloyd Webbers ‘Whistle Down the Wind’, which was a huge critical success.
Jonathan has also performed at a number of Friday Night is Music Night broadcasts for the BBC including the Andrew Lloyd Webber Birthday Concert in Hyde Park and Lyrics by Don Black at the London Palladium.
Jonathan’s latest solo album ‘Two Hearts’, an eclectic mix of popular, rock, musical theatre and classical love songs, including his first self penned track is out now.
G4 are celebrating the fact it’s been a decade since their appearance on the X Factor by holding a ‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’ Reunion Concert at the Barbican Centre, London on November 17th. It’s been 7yrs since they last performed together and it is going to be wonderful to recreate their trademark sound for this special show.
Jonathan continues to be in huge demand throughout 2014 as a solo artist including many local shows such as being a special guest with Merrill Osmond at his charity show in aid of The Hearing Fund on 31st August, Headliner in ‘The Good Old Days’ 17th & 18th October and is hosting and performing as part of ‘Remembrance Celebration’ 100 yrs since WW1 on Remembrance Sunday 9th November. All these shows are at the iconic Leeds City Varieties Music Hall.
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