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Beverley Humphreys

Beverley Humphreys

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  • Last Modified: 17 January 2023
  • Name : Beverley Humphreys
  • Profile : Broadcaster and classical singer
  • Bio :

    Beverley Humphreys’ career has not been confined to the operatic stage, although after graduating from Cardiff University, that is where it began - as Rosina in “The Barber of Seville” for Welsh National Opera. Other operatic roles include Carmen, Santuzza and Amneris. In this country, with her concert repertoire, she has performed at all the major concert halls and at the Albert Hall has sung before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Across the Atlantic she has appeared in concert from Vancouver to New York.

Beverley Humphreys

Beverley Humphreys’ career has not been confined to the operatic stage, although after graduating from Cardiff University, that is where it began - as Rosina in “The Barber of Seville” for Welsh National Opera. Other operatic roles include Carmen, Santuzza and Amneris. In this country, with her concert repertoire, she has performed at all the major concert halls and at the Albert Hall has sung before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Across the Atlantic she has appeared in concert from Vancouver to New York.

Versatility is Beverley’s hallmark. No stranger to radio or television screen as singer and presenter, she is just as much at home with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as she is with the music of Stephen Sondheim or Kurt Weill and slips comfortably into the classic jazz standards of the 30’s and 40’s. She has presented Proms in The Park for BBC Wales for the past 14 years and recently led Sunday Worship and Prayer for the day on BBC Radio 4. Beverley has played Gertrude Lawrence in “Noel and Gertie” and created the role of Vesta Tilley in Caroline Gawn’s play “You can all love me”.

In 1992, Beverley Humphreys was given the singular honour of being the first singer in the history of Welsh rugby to step out onto the “Hallowed Turf” in the National Stadium, to lead the 10’s of 1000’s of spectators in the field, and millions all over the world, in the singing of the Welsh National Anthem.

Beverley has written, and tours with her one-woman shows “Seven  Women under one Hat”;  “A Tribute to Ivor  Novello”; “With Melody in Mind” and “Legendary Ladies – Judy Garland, Gertrude Lawrence and Marlene Dietrich” and “A Tribute to Paul Robeson” with Sir Willard White. She is currently working on “Virgins, Victims and Vamps”.  She has also the UK with Lee Mead  on his My Story tour.

Beverley Humphreys’ 4-part BBC radio series on Paul Robeson, a series on mental health issues featuring Growing Space and a documentary on the plight of Romanian orphans - “Nobody’s Child”  were greeted with critical acclaim.

Beverley is Chair of the Pontypridd Homelessness Project, Chair of the mental health project -GROWING SPACE - Patron of Gift of Grace, sits on the Advisory Board of Mencap Cymru, serves as Racial Justice Advocate for the URC and is the coordinator of the LET PAUL ROBESON SING! Exhibition. For the past four years Beverley has worked alongside RCTBC in welcoming and helping to integrate 50 Refugees from Syria. She is also the “Trusted Adult” for 3 young refugees from Iran and Sudan who arrived in this country as unaccompanied children.

Beverley writes and presents her own weekly BBC Wales Radio programme  Beverley’s World of Music, broadcast  at 9pm on Sunday evenings.  She has toured with BBC NOW  to China, Washington, Prague, Italy and Spain to present their concerts and make two radio features.

In 2010 Beverley served as the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan and is now a Deputy Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan.

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