ARTICLE IN THE BURNHAM ADVERTISER
07:55 Monday 10 March 2014 Written by Michael Owens
A classically-trained soprano has released her first EP as the next step in her quest to find fame.
Jennifer Coleman (centre) has released her first solo EP backed by a string quartet
Jennifer Coleman pursued stardom from a young age and appeared on The X Factor in 2006.
Since then the 24-year old has graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and toured with her vocal group, The Sirens.
While they still perform together, the former Priory and Burnham Grammar School pupil has gone solo and released Simple Gifts to expose her talents to a wider audience.
"I thought life is short and you only live once so I made a bucket list and one of the things I really wanted to do," she said.
"I thought why wait for someone to ask me, so I made it happen."
The collection of six of her favourite songs was recorded last year.
It was released with a 'pay what you want' philosophy to try and attract new audiences to opera.
Listeners can sample her music before they pay for it and download it for a fee or for free if they're on a tight budget.
Jennifer's main aim is for as many people to hear her work as possible.
"The more people that can get access to my music the happier I am," she said.
All of the profits raised from the CD will help fund her studies at The Royal College of Music in London, which has annual tuition fees of more than £10,000.
She hopes an education at the prestigious institution – which begins in September - will help her on her way to international acclaim.
"My vision is to continue my singing and I would love perform internationally and be one of the leading singers around the world," she said.
"As long as I'm making music I'm happy.”
Visit gumroad.com to download Jennifer's EP.
It is also available on the iTunes music store.
Jennifer will perform with The Sirens in aid of the Stroke Association Saturday April 5 at All Saints Church, Marlow.
Call 01628 483597 for ticket information.
Jennifer Coleman - is a classical / opera singer, and vocal coach, performing across the UK and internationally.