New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra to perform in Taiwan 2015/10/24 14:01:57
New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra to perform in Taiwan Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) New Zealand cross-over soprano Hayley Westenra will hold a concert in Taiwan in December, performing her own songs as well as popular Western and Mandarin works, according to the concert promoter.
The 28-year-old pop and classical singer will collaborate with Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra for the first time during the concert at the National Concert Hall in Taipei on Dec. 11, the Management of New Arts (MNA) said.
She will sing songs such as "Let Me Lie," "Over the Rainbow," "I Dreamed a Dream," and "Bridge over Troubled Water," according to MNA.
Westenra will also perform the classic Mandarin song well-known to many Taiwanese people, "The Moon Represents My Heart," Taiwanese singer-songwriter Deserts Chang's "Baby," and Italian composer Ennio Morricone's works.
Westenra gained international fame after releasing her 2003 album "Pure," which sold over two million copies worldwide. She is known for her angelic and pure voice.
I'm still so surprised that Hayley has never recorded The Moon Represents My Heart. It seems that Taiwan has been Hayley's most active market for years now, so it sort of seems odd that one can't buy a recording of the song that made her popular there.
Yes, that's strange. That moment, at the World Games opening in 2009 in Kaoshiung when she started singing that song in Chinese I'm sure won the hearts of millions in Taiwan. Within a week all six of the albums she had released there were in the top ten of the album chart. The only comparable thing I can remember was when the Beatles were launched in America... Lts hope this is the start of her comeback...
I love these song titles, translated from the Chinese. I think i can guess what most of them are...
[Hayley Classic Series] I hope it is │ Have a little dream │ Ranch inspiration │ I convinced Summer bug │ I also have the courage to love │ Rainbow? Who is going to haunt my heart?│ I had the dream │ Something howling villa │ Evil water of the bridge.
[Movie Score Master Monique Nara Classic Series] New Paradise Park theme song ─ lemon incense │ For the love of the dedication of the Maria a c e Love the cycle mutter dream │
[Taiwan Exclusive Series] The Moon on behalf of my heart, baby │
Hi, Since the list of what she is scheduled to sing seems quite detailed, it looks now as if we are not likely to hear anything of what she may have created in the past year or more. So, I would guess that it would be a good bet that we are going to remain in the dark as to the answer of the big question. BobS
Hi Bob, I think you are right, we may have to be (even more) patient - although I did notice that China Post did report "performing her own songs as well as popular Western and Mandarin works" so we might get a nice surprise!
Meanwhile, to celebrate this concert I have finally made fully public the video I uploaded 2 years ago of the Hayley's complete World Games concert songs - in full HD. Previously, you needed to know the actual link (though someone else copied and uploaded it grrr). Anyway, here it is, in original quality:
Ah, no wonder that video was tweeted several times on Twitter today! There were several other news sources with the exact same article. The Want China Times said the same thing about her "own songs". If it's really true she's singing Let Me Lie at the concert, that would count. It does say "songs", so you never know what else that could entail...
Also saw Let Me Lie tweeted a few times, too! It's funny how certain songs are popular on certain days. It's not always clear why, but apparently somehow it's because that song is all over the internet today.
May it be Dream a little dream I believe? (I convinced) Summer fly (Summer bug LOL!) Over the rainbow I dreamed a dream Bridge over troubled water Whispers in a dream Profumo di limoni Amalia por amor The moon represents my heart Baby
Unsure: Who's going to haunt my heart? o.O (new song perhaps?) I also have the courage to love, gosh this one's tough Ranch inspiration o.O?? Something howling villa (Definitely new D:) Serene approaching? (what christmas song is that?) Though I'd imagine given the time of the performance, she'd be singing more Christmas songs, hmmm.....
I don't know where Let me lie falls in that....Suggestions?
I might have to go to this one! Anyone know where tickets are going on sale?
I think the information you need is contained in the quote below. The Chinese script is followed by the Google translation and I think the highlighted part is what you need. If you need more info tweet Frank Lin (@ohiyoo) he may well be willing to advise you.
I have just deleted the Chinese as I do not think we allowed to post in foreign languages.
Priority Pre: 10/27 (ii) 10:00 onwards, only through the MNA Era Art fax / e-mail. 10/27 (b) 14:00 onwards call back, if not received back about two working days, please call or EMAIL inquiry in order to avoid delay your purchase time. The first wave of pre-order three days will not be accepted on-site, telephone zoned bit. Booking discount: MNA Silver (or more) members to buy this item 95% discount screenings (Shipping excluding 1200). MNA Gold (or more) members of the screening program book tickets available Yifen. The first wave of pre-order for the protection of the interests of each member 1,200 votes each zone ticket purchase up to four members. Full Kai Sale Date: 11/2 (a) 12:00 onwards, Keqia's ticketing system, 7-ELEVEN ibon, family FamiPort, Lyle rich Life-ET, OK Chain Store OK-go. Offers need to choose the body are one, and should not Merger with Please forgive me. Recommends that the viewers above the age of six. The organizers reserve the right to program information changes and final interpretation.[/quote]