Synopsis: Hayley Westenra
Hayley Westenra is a classical crossover artist and the member of Irish folk group Celtic Woman. She is the ambassador of UNICEF. She was born On April 10, 1987, which makes her 31 years world. She was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her birth sign is Aries.
Hayley was Born and raised in New Zealand she holds the nationality of New Zealand and her ethnicity is mixed. By profession, Hayley is an international classical singer. Along with her soothing voice Haley has got the attractive looks as well. She has got the height of 5 feet 53/4 inches”. Her green eyes, blonde hair and maintained weight enhance her look. And her gorgeous look and personality give complimentary to her performance. From the age of 6, she played the lead singing role of “Little Star” in Christmas play. She was also a ballet dancer during her school age and is the former member of New Zealand Royal Ballet. For her singing, she was termed as pitch-perfect by her teachers at the school. She was encouraged by her teachers to learn musical instruments. She then began vocal lessons. She has performed in more than 40 times in stage by the age of 11 but she was often given the part of the male.
Education and Career
There are no any detail information given by any sources regarding the education of Hayley. She completed her schooling at Fendalton Open Air School. She attended Cobham Intermediate School.The performing art building of this school was later named after her. She also attended Burnside High School where she won talent quest in her first year.
Hayley was offered her first international recording contract with Decca Music in the UK at the age of 14. She then released her first album Pure (2003) which became the fastest selling international debut album in the history of UK Classical Charts.
After that, she released Odyssey (2005), Treasure (2007) and River of Dreams: the very best of Hayley Westenra, which are her successive albums. Then in 2011, she released Paradiso which was her greatest hit which she made by collaborating with legendary film composer Ennio Marricone and his Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta in Rome.
She released her album Hushaby in 2013 which features a sleep on, lullaby. It was written by acclaimed composer Paul Mealor to commemorate the birth of Prince George. She has been the songbird of Her Majesty The Queen of England and also performed for Prince Charles, Prince William, President George Bush, Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and many more.
She has also performed in many of the sports events which include the world games (Tiwan 2009), football (FA cup final), baseball (the MLB in the US), tennis (the Mercedes Cup in LA) and rugby ( rugby world cup final 2011).
She has also performed along with different professionals which includes Celtic women, Farly Smith, Bryn Terfel, Rusell Watson, Natalie Macmaster, Andre Rieu, Andrea Brocelli, Alfie Boe, Il Divo, Sharon Cor and Jonathan Ansell.
Along with her career she also equally contributed to charities and became one of the youngest ambassadors of UNICEF. Her special project through UNICEF was Bikes for Ghana, raising money to buy bikes for girls in Ghana so that they could ride to school.
Hayley was born to her parents Jill and Gerald Westenra. She has a younger sister named Sophie Westenra and a younger brother named Isaac Westenra. She was raised in New Zealand by her parents along with her siblings. Her grandmother Shirley Ireland was a singer and her grandfather was a pianist.
Hayley’ Dating, Affairs, Boyfriend
Talking about the relationship status of Hayley, she is married. She got married on 29 December 2013 with her French boyfriend Arnaud Sabard. They were in a relationship for 3 years and decided to walk to the aisle together. She has not talked to media about the details of her married life but seems that the couple is having a great time together till the date.
Net worth and Salary
As Haley has given numbers of hit albums, we can assume that she has earned a good amount of net worth. Not more sources had revealed any details about her net worth but we can say that she has earned enough to live a luxurious life.
Wiki and Facts
Being a singer Hayley is active in social sites has earned a huge number fans with her soothing voice. She posts pictures in her Instagram and Facebook providing updates about the events and bloopers of her shows. She has a lot of followers in her Instagram pages and her videos get high views and shares in YouTube too.