Chelsea grew up in Norris Green, quite a rough part of Liverpool. Music and in particular, singing, allowed her to find her place in the world. In her younger years this meant singing the lead in her school plays and hiding under the table to sing an old Vera-Lynn song for Radio City DJ, Pete Price, as she was so shy. Growing up and moving to the outskirts of Liverpool meant the opportunity to sing classically opened up to Chelsea and when she became Liverpool’s Voice of the Year in 2005, she started to believe she could make a career for herself.
Chelsea won a place at Trinity Laban in 2011, initially on their flexible program of study before starting her Bmus in Voice Performance where she recently graduated with First Class Honours. Her time at the conservatoire under Alison Wells’ tutelage helped her to match her musicianship with her innate need to sing. Trinity Laban has provided Chelsea with many opportunities, notably singing in a master classes with Michael Chance, Louise Winter and Richard Berkeley-Steele. She also enjoyed spending a week devising a short opera scene with a group of singers and Stephen McNeff which served as research towards his critically acclaimed opera, Banished, performed by Trinity Laban in 2016.
Chelsea also takes a keen interest in jazz singing and in February 2014, organised for the Puppini Sisters to give a master class at a workshop she ran for her colleagues. She was a member of the Trinity Laban Jazz Choir and enjoyed being conducted by Pete Churchill. Chelsea also provided backing vocals for Turner Prize winning artist, Martin Creed as well as Liverpool band “Crows in the Cornfield”.
At Blackheath Halls, she has enjoyed giving a solo recital at Blackheath Halls, as well as performing Stephen Montague’s Requiem and Holst’s The Planets (Neptune) and was soprano soloist for Dominic Peckham’s production of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. With Puzzle Piece Opera, Chelsea performed the role of Rosalinde in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus(whilst 31 weeks pregnant) and Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen, she also enjoyed the role of Arminda in Trinity Laban excerpts of Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera.
Most recently, Chelsea appeared on itv’s The Voice uk.
Chelsea has now relocated to her hometown, Liverpool where she hopes to continue to extend her repertoire, particularly in staged operas. She is also available to sing at weddings and events.