Anna Hawkins – Dreamer
May 21, 2021 7:30 pm â€“ Raglan Old School Arts Centre, 5 Stewart St, RAGLAN
Doors open at 7 for a 7.30pm start. $30 plus booking fee.
Known for her expressive tone and moving interpretations â€œwith a voice that has the power to uplift – irrespective of the song being sungâ€ (NZ Musician), Annaâ€™s music has been described as captivating and ethereal. She will perform an intimate Raglan show to celebrate the release of her latest album Dreamer which captures an authentic folk style while showcasing Annaâ€™s colourful classical range and haunting voice.
Annaâ€™s live show promises to move and inspire. Featuring songs from Dreamer alongside folk classics the concert will appeal to fans of Joan Baez, Loreena McKennit, Judy Collins and Civil Wars, Joy Williams. Supported by local singer-songwriter Parabola West.
“For those who are partial to female folk singers, Anna Hawkins is a real deal, home-grown talentâ€ (Keeping Up With NZ)
Known for her expressive tone and moving interpretations â€œwith a voice that has the power to uplift – irrespective of the song being sungâ€ (NZ Musician) Annaâ€™s music has been described as captivating and ethereal.
Anna has been performing on stage since the age of seven. Starting out in country & folk music she later moved into singing classical crossover repertoire alongside orchestras and at special events. Entering her twenties Anna started to release original material, her songs and voice reflecting her folk roots whilst drawing upon her classical technique and range.
Anna has toured New Zealand with her band and as a guest to famed tenor Paul Potts. Sheâ€™s performed her original song for orchestra Journey On with the Christchurch Symphony, NZ Pops Orchestra and Trust Waikato Symphony. Sheâ€™s also graced the musical theatre stage in various lead roles including Christine in Ken Hills Phantom of the Opera in Japan and recently reprising the role of Florence in the musical Chess. As a solo artist sheâ€™s performed at the likes of Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, Rugby World Cup, and V8 Supercars with regular slots at various festivals and high profile events. Last year saw her perform a newly developed show honouring the female folk singer-songwriters of the 60s and 70s at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival & Katikati Twilight Festival.