Beverley Humphreys

Beverley Humphreys' voice has been described as "melting dark chocolate". Beverley has a portfolio career as broadcaster, writer, singer and speaker – both entertaining and inspirational.

As High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Beverley has officiated and delivered motivational speeches at a variety of events from Citizenship Ceremonies, Police and Young People's Awards to WI meetings and Voluntary Action Groups.

In Westminster Beverley was asked to speak to a gathering of MPs and Lords of the Realm about the legacy of Paul Robeson and his son's visit to the UK and for the past ten years has narrated the Paul Robeson Tribute Concert with Sir Willard White. On three occasions Beverley has been invited to be the main speaker at St David's Day banquets and celebrations in New York and Philadelphia.

As a broadcaster Beverley Humphreys has written and  presented Prayer for The Day and Sunday Worship for Radio 4, presents and produces her own weekly programme for BBC Radio Wales - "Showtime" -  broadcast at 10pm on Saturday evenings and hosts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' concerts for the Radio Wales.

Beverley comperes concerts in all the major concert halls in Britain – from the Albert Hall in London to St David's Hall in Cardiff and the Ulster Hall in Belfast.

Beverley Humphreys' singing career has not been confined to the operatic stage, although, after graduating from Cardiff University, that is where it began - as Rosina in "The Barber of Seville" for Welsh National Opera. Other operatic roles include Carmen, Santuzza and Amneris.

In this country, with her concert repertoire, Beverley has performed at all the major concert halls and at the Albert Hall has sung before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Across the Atlantic she has appeared in concert from Vancouver to New York.

Versatility is Beverley's hallmark. She is just as much at home with Anthony Worrel Thompson in Sing for your Supper as she is with the music of Stephen Sondheim or Kurt Weill and slips comfortably into the classic jazz standards of the 30's and 40's.

Beverley has played Gertrude Lawrence in "Noel and Gertie" and created the role of Vesta Tilley in Caroline Gawn's play "You Can All Love Me".

Beverley Humphreys was given the singular honour of being the first singer in the history of Welsh rugby to step out onto the "Hallowed Turf" in the National Stadium, to lead the 10's of 1000's of spectators in the field, and millions all over the world, in the singing of the Welsh National Anthem.

Beverley has written, and tours with her one-woman shows "Seven Women - One Hat";  "A Tribute to Ivor Novello";  "With Melody in Mind" and "Legendary Ladies – Judy Garland, Gertrude Lawrence and Marlene Dietrich" and "A Tribute to Paul Robeson" with Sir Willard White. Beverley is currently working on "Virgins, Victims and Vamps".     Her 4-part BBC radio series on Paul Robeson, a series on mental health issues featuring Growing Space and a documentary on the plight of Romanian orphans -  "Nobody's Child"  were greeted with critical acclaim.

Beverley was Programme Associate for the BBC's Millennium Songs of Praise and coordinates various major events throughout the country such as the Hymns and Arias event for the opening of the Wales Millennium Centre.

Beverley Humphreys is the Welsh representative for the ecumenical Christian charity Feed the Minds, Chairman of the Pontypridd Homelessness Project, Chairman of the mental health project –Growing Space - and the coordinator of the LET PAUL ROBESON SING! Exhibition.

 

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