Woodbridge singer chosen as lead soprana for John Lewis 150th anniversary concert at Royal Albert Hall

PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 December 2014

Lucy Harris before singing at the Royal Albert Hall

Lucy Harris before singing at the Royal Albert Hall

A Suffolk woman has realised her dream – by singing at the Royal Albert Hall.

Lucy Harris singing at the Royal Albert HallLucy Harris singing at the Royal Albert Hall

Lucy Harris, 24, from Woodbridge, was chosen to be the lead soprano soloist as part of John Lewis’ 150th anniversary at a concert sold out to more than 5,000 people.

The department store celebrated 150 years with a commissioned piece by composer Bob Chilcott, after the composer spent a day at the company’s Oxford Street store.

The soprano, who was a student at Farlingaye High School, and later studied Performance and Musicology at City University, and now studies MA Publishing at University College London, said: “To be part of such a momentous occasion is overwhelmingly exciting.

“It’s all I’ve dreamt and thought about since I was a little girl and I can’t believe it’s happening.

“It’s a dream come true for me.

“When I was in my early teens in a corner of Woodbridge, I had always fantasised about singing on the most famous stage in the UK, and now that I am, I can’t quite believe that my fantasy is a reality. Not many people can say they’ve reached a life time goal at the age of 24.”

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