Mezzo–soprano Sioned Terry spent the formative years of her singing career experiencing success on the National and International platforms of the Eisteddfod in Wales, winning numerous competitions and subsequently acquiring invitations to perform alongside internationally renowned artists, musicians, much loved entertainers and many of Wales’ most dynamic male voice choirs.
Sioned’s performances have seen her take to the stage at prestigious events ranging from intimate classical music festivals to open air galas, televised concerts, live broadcasts from sporting events (both nationally and internationally), including a special performance for athletes from Team GB as they prepared to head out to the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Having entertained audiences ranging from Olympic heroes to politicians and royalty, Sioned is also a popular choice for many prestigious award ceremonies and high profile corporate events.
Sioned is also a familiar face on Wales’s ‘S4C’, having recorded performances for several popular light entertainment programs, for Wales’s own ‘Songs of Praise’, ‘Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol’, providing guest appearances on chat and panel shows and even lending her acting and voice-over skills to characters in children’s programs. Sioned’s music is also regularly played on BBC Radio Cymru and in the near future she is very much looking forward to guest presenting on Calon FM, a classical crossover radio channel.
Her role as an adjudicator in several of Wales’s ‘Eisteddfodau’ has brought her to preside as an unofficial judge on many occasions for the National Eisteddfod of Wales and also for the Urdd Eisteddfod and this year she enjoyed the privilege of being on the adjudicating panel of the Bryn Terfel scholarship award for young Welsh artists.
In 2015 Sioned toured the UK with contemporary dance company, ‘Sweetshop Revolution’, performing the songs of Welsh composer, Morfydd Owen, in theatres across the country to rave reviews and also brought some of her music to Paris for the Welsh society there during St. David’s week, 2016.
Most recently Sioned’s ability as a composer came to light with the publication of her first collection of songs for voice and piano, ‘The Angels’ Praise’, published by Curiad Music and in July 2016 she was commissioned to write a choral piece for SATB voices, to be premièred at the international music festival in St. Asaph.
This year, 2017, Sioned was delighted to accept an invitation to become a brand ambassador for Rugby North Wales (RGC 1404). Since joining forces with them in March she has already enjoyed her role, be it singing pitch-side to stir up the home crowd and players, contributing to award evenings or indeed promoting the sport and the north Wales development region.
As well as continuing to fulfill all her performance engagements for the rest of the year and beyond, Sioned is very much looking forward to recording her second album at the Wales Millennium Centre, due for release before the end of the year. Her first commercial release was an EP with the Welsh ‘Sain’ label, tilted ‘Think of Me’ which featured an eclectic mix of popular classics, whilst her current project will mainly feature the music of Welsh composers.
Other forthcoming projects include lecture recitals on the works of female Welsh composers, Morfydd Owen and Grace Williams, following the success of a recent lecture recital on the music of Joseph Parry with pianist and scholar, Brian Ellsbury. Sioned’s own commissioned music will be performed in October at the Savoy Chapel in London, sung as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival.
Currently, Sioned is providing the musical interlude for Sir Ken Dodd on his UK tour and has recently enjoyed performing beautiful music at stunning locations such as Gawsworth Hall in Cheshire and Buxton Opera House, Derbyshire.
Although classically trained, Sioned is a very versatile performer and her repertoire and style of performance has captured the attention of listeners across the age ranges, with songs spanning genres from opera to popular songs from stage & screen, lieder, oratorio and Welsh classics.