New Year starts in style for singer

SOPRANO: Singer Leah Lever will have a busy start to the year.
SOPRANO: Singer Leah Lever will have a busy start to the year.

AFTER a series of performances in the lead up to Christmas, 14-year-old Redlands soprano Leah Lever will begin the New Year in style, as the guest of singer Mirusia Louwerse at two venues.

Leah, who attends Cleveland District State High School, is Ms Louwerse’s only protege.

Ms Lever has just launched her debut album Dreamcatcher, the first produced by Ms Louwerse, herself a soprano.

She and Ms Louwerse will perform at Twin Towns on January 14 and at Kedron-Wavell Services Club, the following day.

Ms Lever said she was grateful for the opportunity to perform with her mentor.

“I love performing and am currently in the middle of a hectic but incredibly enjoyable performance schedule, that includes doing my very own solo concert at Victoria Point Shopping Centre on 10 December,” she said.

“Recently, I had the honour of performing for the opening of a new building at the Prins Willem Alexander Village at Birkdale, which is the same venue that help launched Mirusia’s own career,” she said.

Ms Lever said she also would sing at the Christmas by Starlight event on December 18, her third year of performing at Redland’s largest annual show.

Leah has been part of the Twin Towns youth development program since she was 12 and will do a 30-minute solo for the last ever show on 16 December.

“And of course I couldn’t think of a better way to launch my own Christmas weekend than spending my Christmas eve morning singing to sick children in hospitals throughout Australia via Radio Lollipop, broadcasting from the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital,” she said.