Zoe has a beautiful voice, and as I'll be in the area, I might drop in before the All Angels concert. Not sure though as that date will be bringing back a lot of memories for me.. I spent a lot of time that morning with one friend trying to find another who we knew would have been coming into the WTC on the PATH from New Jersey. It was a harrowing few hours. I was in NYC again just a couple of months later while they were clearing away the rubble, and it just looked so foreign.
Anyway, rambling over. Hope everything is good for you at home - it's been too long since I was back
Oxfordshire singing star Zoë Mace will be performing at a London concert to mark the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Young singer Zoë Mace is to star in a London concert marking the sixth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The 12-year-old, from Freeland, near Witney, was asked to take part by organisers the British Memorial Garden Trust and the September 11 UK Families Support Group.
She will be joined by the Metropolitan Police Male Voice Choir and singer Tanya Walker during the performance in Grovesnor Square.
A second concert will be held simultaneously in Hanover Square, New York, where a British Memorial Garden is being created to mark the 67 British victims of the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.
The Prince of Wales is the patron of the project, covering a three-quarter acre site.
Zoe, who was only six when two jets were flown into the twin towers, will sing Puccini's Mio Babbino Caro, and Voi Che Sapete from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro during next week's concert.
She said: "I feel really privileged that they asked me to do this concert because it's an amazing event.
"I don't remember seeing the twin towers on television but remember seeing mum and dad's faces and everyone being really devastated.
"It was just such a shock to everyone and was a really terrible event."
Zoe shot to fame across Oxfordshire three years ago after releasing her first album Little Ray of Light, which was dedicated to her little sister Jodie and raised money for the Oxford Children's Hospital.
Her second album, Songs for my Sister, was released to boost funds for the Down's Syndrome Association following the death of four-year-old Jodie, who had Down's Syndrome and died after major heart surgery in 2005.
Her third album, called Once Upon a Time, is being recorded at the moment, and is due to go on sale next month.
The London concert is free and starts at 6pm on Tuesday.
I've seen that post from Linda. I can't wait for Zoe's next album. She's developed such a richness in her voice that I've never heard in someone so young. Zoe's 'Tears in Heaven' is just brilliant. Watch...in a month's time...she will be atop the Classic FM chart.
I would just like to draw your attention once more to the fact that Zoë's "Once Upon A Time" is released on Nov. 19. This coincides with the release of Katherine Jenkins's Rejoice.
Now, in my view, Zoë's album is much more classical than Katherine's. So, if Katheine's album is not allowed in the Classical charts (which I think is a reasonable proposition), what about giving Zoë a bit of a boost? I think she is a more than worthy candidate for Classical Album of the year with this one.
As I will be in Wales on the day both albums are released, I intend to purchase multiple copies of both albums as end-of-year presents for friends and relatives in Holland. But I do intend to purchase more Zoë albums than Katherine ones .
I just received Zoe's second album "Songs for My Sister" in the post today.
At the age of 10, Zoe really covers each song with powerful emotion. With such a diverse range of singing styles found on the CD such as jazz, pop, and classical, she has perfectly adapted to each style.
I enjoyed the arrangements of the songs that I am familiar with. 'A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square' is well-arranged. I'm choosing my favorite as 'Moonlit Lullaby'...of course I knew of the hidden track as well.
I'm glad that this CD arrived first, as I will find out for myself as to how young Zoe's voice has matured.
I look forward to receiving 'Once Upon a Time' in a few days. It's Zoe's third CD and was released in the UK last week.
WOW look at you all supporting little Zoë A HUGE BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!!
Good news today, looks like Sir Terry Wogan is going to play Zoë's Tears in Heaven on his morning show on BBC Radio 2, just waiting for the final confirmation. Also Classic FM are considering her album for their radio show!!
We are selling albums but need airplay as we haven't the money for a big TV and radio promotion, most people who hear about her go and buy the album.
Zoë is on Sky News on Thursday morning and Weekly News on Tuesday, Yours Magazine which is on sale on the 4th December and hopefully The Sunday Express this week, but definitely next week.
It has all been such hard work, but very worth all the effort...we have so much more planned and I will post all the news here as it becomes definite