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Hayley Westenra Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 April 1987Christchurch, New Zealand
Birth NameHayley Dee Westenra
Height 5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

Mini Bio (1)

She is the daughter of New Zealanders Jill and Gerald Westenra.

At age 6, she starred as the lead role in her school's Christmas show called "The Littlest Star."

By age eleven, she had appeared in over 40 stage productions, sung on TV shows and performed in major concerts.

She has performed for Her Majesty, the Queen of England, President George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Prince Charles, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Prince William and many others.

Over the course of her career, Hayley has performed with many different professionals, including: Celtic Woman, Andrea Bocelli, Faryl Smith, Alfie Boe, Bryn Terfel, Il Divo, Russell Watson, Sharon Corr, Natalie MacMaster, Johnathan Ansell, and Andre Rieu.

In 2004, she appeared on an episode of the Hit Televison Series "American Dreams".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bob Bakondi

Spouse (1)

Arnaud Sabard (29 December 2013 - present)

Trivia (13)

Has a younger sister, Sophie & a younger brother, Isaac
Parents are Jill & Gerald
Dueted the song ''Chattanooga choo choo'' with Heather Small for the 60th anniversary of VE Day in May, 2005.
Sang the official UNICEF song "Children First" at the HC. Andersen Jubilee in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2005. Hayley dueted the this song with Morten Harket, a vocalist of the legendary Norwegian band, A-ha.
One of her favorite movie stars is Orlando Bloom.
An active supporter of the mission of the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy, which uses the medium of music to help children with disabilities.
She used to be vegetarian/pescetarian, and was nominated by the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as the "sexiest vegetarian" in 2007.
When Hayley Westenra was younger, her voice coach was Dame Malvina Major of New Zealand.
Her voice is "pitch perfect". In addition to her vocal talent, she plays the recorder, piano, violin, and the guitar.
Attended Fendalton Open Air Primary School and Burnside High School in Christchurch, New Zealand when she was a child.
Her grandparents were gifted in music. Her grandfather played piano and accordion, and her grandmother was a singer.
Engaged to her long-term boyfriend, French sound engineer Arnaud Sabard. [February 2012]
Lives in London, England where she records for Decca Records. [July 2008]

Personal Quotes (3)

I see stars going off the rails and I just wish someone would pick them up and help them. You wonder how they get into that state.
[In Ghana} I met girls who had been given bikes and I could see how much it meant to them.
I'm single, carefree, and very happy about it.

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