YOUNG SINGER LANDS DREAM JOB

ONE of Armidale’s brightest singers has outshone a host of international and domestic competition to land her dream job with Australia’s leading vocal ensemble The Song Company. Hannah Fraser, a talented mezzo-soprano, joined the ranks of the company after it conducted an extensive 18-month search, here and abroad, to find the perfect candidate. A recent Sydney Conservatorium of Music graduate and the granddaughter of former prime minister Malcolm Fraser, Ms Fraser grew up on a property just outside of Armidale where her parents Jane and Hugh still live. The 23-year-old, whose love for singing flourished at age 12, said she felt very fortunate to have landed the sought-after role straight ou

GLOBAL TALENT QUEST FINDS WINNER IN THE COUNTRY

Photo: Sam Mooy Source: News Limited Just over a year ago, the national vocal ensemble The Song Company set off on an international search to find a new mezzo soprano to fill its ranks. Their search took them as far away as Europe; they needed only to go to Armidale, in northern NSW. There lived Hannah Fraser, recent graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and granddaughter of former prime minister Malcolm Fraser. On February 22, she will make her debut at a concert in Sydney's Blue Mountains. "I feel very lucky to actually have a job as a singer, it's what I love doing," Fraser said. The 23-year-old grew up on a property outside Armidale and first discovered her love of singing when