STAR COMES OUT FOR CHRISTMAS AT SEAFORD
Singing superstar tenor Jonathan Antoine is joining students at Seaford College for their end of term carol concerts.
Jonathan who, together with his singing partner Charlotte Jaconelli, was runner-up in the 2012 series of Britain’s Got Talent, is a pupil of College singing teacher Sara Reynolds, who also teaches at the Junior Royal Academy of Music in London. He will be singing in the College carol services on Friday, December 13, with both the Chapel Choir and the Senior Choir. His visit comes just seven days after singing alongside one of Britain’s other top tenors, Russell Watson.
Sara said: “As you can imagine, the students are incredibly excited, as many followed his progress on the TV show with enormous enthusiasm once they knew he had been my pupil for the past three years. “They have subsequently bought the albums – the second of which was released just a month ago – and are desperately keen to meet him.
“Not only will they will get to meet him – and even sing with him – but they will be able to spend time between the services finding out about the life of a young classical tenor thrust into stardom at the tender age of 17, as he was then. “Jonathan is still only 18 and will be an inspiration to our students, as proof of just what can be achieved if you work hard and chase your dreams.”
Beaten to the winning place in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ by a dancing dog did not deter Jonathan and Charlotte who were offered a £1m recording deal by Simon Cowell following the series.
Their first album ‘Together’ reached No 5 in the UK Album Charts and was later released in Canada and the USA. The duo are now under contract to Sony Records and their second album ‘Perhaps Love,’ released in October, is already another top 5 best-seller.