Solo Singer Marianne Lihannah is a highly trained and experienced solo singer who has specialised in singing at funeral services.

It takes a combination of skill, musicality, professionalism, experience and commitment to: 
Be organised, warmed up and fully rehearsed on arrival.
Sing when people around you may be in tears.
Learn and perform a wide variety of music, in a very short timespan.  

As an experienced Funeral singer and performer, she is equally at home with singing in large and small churches, crematoria as well as singing by the graveside or in the home etc. If a backing track is needed, either for singing at the grave side or in a church, where they don't have any sound system, she can bring her busker speaker and mic if needed. She already owns many high-quality backing tracks.
She sings with sincerity and compassion as a funeral singer. And she always feel honoured to be part of such an important family occasion.

Marianne's ethos is that every performance is of equal importance and that preparation is the key to ensuring that in her role as a Funeral singer, she will always give of her very best. She endeavours to be helpful, flexible and understanding and to make sure that the arrangements for the Funeral or Memorial Service are handled with the utmost respect and sensitivity. Each Funeral is very personal to her and she understands how important the choice of music is for a family. 

If required she can advise on funeral song choices. This is a service which is included in the fee. She has an extensive selection of songs and hymns available not included on her websites, so please feel free to contact her and she can deal personally with any requests that you may have.

Marianne has sung in countless churches, chapels, crematoria and cathedrals, including, Brecon Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral, Chartres Cathedral, Malmesbury Abbey, and St John the Baptist Parish church in Cirencester, to name a few of the larger venues. But she equally loves just as much to sing in small or medium sized churches and crematoria, as well as by the grave side. Her singing has been featured on a number of radio programmes quite a few times over the last years. Also as part of an interview about her work as a funeral singer on the radio.

She has full public liability insurance.

Private Funeral Singer & Wedding Singer Business  2007 – present

Soloist in Tonalis Company of Singers and Choros For many years, until Choros folded.

Consort Singer in Tonalis Company of Singer and Choros

Semi Chorus Singer in Tonalis Company of Singers and Choros

Singer in the all female trio and duo Si Canta, singing for weddings and in folk clubs.

She has taken various ‘Trinity College London’ Singing and Music performance Diploma exams.
Both ATCL and LTCL

Audition Breakthrough Summit 2017 - Performance Psychology Course

Bulletproof Musician Training in Performance Psychology 2016 - 2017

Singing Lessons with Gary Higginson, Singer, Composer & Trinity College London, Diploma Examiner 2015 – 2017

Singing Lessons with Master Singing Teacher Michael Deason-Barrow 1999 – 2014

Grade 8 ABRSM singing, distinction

Grade 8 in Trinity Rock and Pop, merit

Tonalis Singing training 2000 – 2002

Tonalis Singing and Music Courses 1994 -1999

Copenhagen Academy of Music (Musik Akademiet)

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