Hart MVC Young Singer Winner

2014 Hart MVC Young Singer Winner wins praise at Wigmore Hall in 2017

Milly Forrest the 2014 winner of the Hart Male Voice Choir young singer competition has won national acclaim for her ’ stand-in ‘ performance at London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall.

Four Hart MVC Young Singer Competition 2014 Prize-Winners with Alan Titchmarsh Final 4

Milly Forrest ( 2nd from right ) senior winner of 2014 Hart MVC Young Singer Competition with other winners and Hart MVC President Alan Titchmarsh.

Wigmore Hall usher Milly Forrest wowed her audience and opera critics when   she recently stepped in for a professional soprano who was taken ill and was unable to perform. Milly, a 23-year-old music student who regularly works evenings at Britain’s leading chamber music venue, is now being seen as a future star after she successfully took to the stage at the last minute.

Performing ensemble works by Franz Schubert and Ralph Vaughan Williams, Milly enthralled the audience with her “exquisite performance” and received rave reviews in the media. One national newspaper critic described her performance as “breathtaking”, with a voice that “floated heavenwards”.

Milly who is a  graduate of the Royal Academy of Music from West London says that her life’s ambition has always been “ to sing at one of the big opera house stages”. After her one night of success on stage at Wigmore Hall Milly will be returning to her role as an usher in September, to help support her music studies.

Guest soprano Milly Morrest at Hart MVC Charity Concert 2015

Milly Forrest singing as guest soprano at a Hart MVC charity concert in 2015

In the meantime Odiham based Hart MVC are now recruiting for other prospective stars for  the 2018 Young Singer Competition. Young singers aged 10-19 years in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire will be invited to apply for auditions planned for early 2018. Finalists will be given the opportunity to perform with Hart MVC to a public audience in April ’18 at a Gala Concert where cash prizes and winner’s certificates will be presented to the winners.

Young singers and music teachers are invited to apply or request more information and an application :

Call Peter Newman at Tel: 01252 614151