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Voice of an angel, heart of a lion.Jane, Findhorn International Community, Scotland

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I am Carol Prior and I’ve been working in the Performing Arts all my life, during which time I’ve had a number of overlapping careers as an Actress, Singer, Choir Leader, Teacher, Mentor, but above all I’m a Performer.

My greatest passion is for the human voice whether in it’s simple unadorned beauty, or in glorious multi-layered harmony, and singing is at the heart of everything I do. As a Singer I am drawn to songs which have a story to tell and I have a rich repertoire which spans many genres and cultures. I am also a Songwriter and have recorded 2 albums: Spirit Of The Wind and Sweet Precious Time which feature songs I have collected, favourite covers and my own compositions.

Spirit Of The Wind is the product of that period of my life when I discovered the joys of a cappella singing and it inspired me to set up Vocadonna, a women’s choir in Brighton in 1998. Moving to Hastings in 2001, I set up 2 further choirs – Shore Sounds the town’s first community choir and the Robertsbridge Community Choir, also the first choir of its kind in the area. At this time I was also teaching a cappella singing to children and young people in schools across Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and Surrey for the acclaimed Rhythmix music education project.

Sweet Precious Time has been described as a great calling card with my heartfelt singing taking listeners on an emotional roller-coaster between laughter and tears: a little bit folksy, a little bit bluesy, a dash of country, a touch of gospel, a hint of jazz and a helping of humour.

As  an Actress I have performed widely in fringe and repertory theatre, alternative cabaret and television, culminating in Waiting For The Green Light, part of a ground breaking TV series called 1 in 5 for Channel 4 in 1986 about the lives of  lesbians and gay men. In this programme I sang 6 specially commissioned songs, performed sketches and a stand up routine and played the saxophone.

 

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My one woman show: “Give Me The Moonlight, Give Me The Girl” at The Printworks this Friday 22nd September

I will be performing my one woman show: “Give Me The Moonlight, Give Me The Girl” this Friday September 22nd at The Printworks in Hastings at 8.30pm and is part of the Hastings Fringe Festival. It’s a musical celebration of my love, lust and longing for women – from the USA to the Greek island …

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