Julia Halfyard
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Julia Halfyard

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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"Julia Halfyard....What They Say:"

Well, I certainly hope that little Irish girl is going to sing for us ....
(referring to Julia on a salmon fishing trip to Newfoundland )
President George Bush Sr.

Julia Halfyard is an astounding performer... From entertaining President George Bush and his associates to and intimate dinner party with a few close friends, Julia's voice spellbinds the audience.
Craig L Dobbin : Chairman and CEO Canadian Helicopter Corp

It was one of the best nights in a concert hall of my life. I relished
every minute of your performances -your delivery of every single song
was spot on and utterly persuasive: ... thanks for adding so wonderfully to the season.
Tom Gordon – Director, School of Music Memorial University of Newfoundland

Congratulations again on a great evening last night. The entertainment was excellent, the value of the show far exceeded the price of a ticket, your hosting and performing were superb...
David Chafe – Professional Musician

Saturday night was just beautiful: beautifully programmed and beautifully sung! I had a cold and was in one of those moods where you just want to be cuddled in bed, but you completely changed my mood, was thrilled to be there and had a great time.-as did everyone else
Caroline Schiller – Professional Singer and Pedagogue

You were fabulous, really you were! Such great acting, and .... such an amazing range in style and sound in your voice. Some amazing opera sound, along with everything else. BRAVA!
Vernon Regher – Professional Musician

Just had to... thank you for tonight's show. It was AMAZING! I was so moved tonight - the whole gamete of emotions, the brilliant singing and musicianship.
Cheri Carroll

Julia - you were amazing - really blew me away. The voice, the performance - top notch - thoroughly professional. It was a terrific night. The best thing was that you are so obviously happy and centred - you glowed like an individual who has it all put together.
Pete Soucy – Professional Comedian ( Snook)

Thank you for your moving, nuanced, and dazzling performance last night. You are so gifted and convincing and give so much to the audience. I went home feeling so happy after ENJOYING you all so much. Nancy Dahn – Violinist: Duo Concertante


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Discography

Julia Halfyard Meow - CHC 02-04557

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Newfoundland-based singer Julia Halfyard, whose wildly popular shows and hilarious repertoire has earned her appearances on stage with such celebrities as Michael Burgess, Rick Mercer and Sheilagh Rogers. She's at the top of the list for corporate appearances in the province, singing for VIP's such as Danny Williams, John Crosbie and Brian Mulroney; former U.S. President George H.W. Bush personally requests her performances when he is in her hometown of St. John’s.

Classically trained with a Master’s in Voice Performance from Memorial University, Ms. Halfyard preceded her move into the world of comedic singing with a career in Cabaret—her tremendously successful series at the exclusive Cigar Volante at Bianca’s in St. John’s led to a run at the ‘Velvet’, one of Montreal’s highly regarded Cabaret clubs. Chosen by CBC Music Craft as a guest, she frequently hosts specials on Cabaret music. Ms. Halfyard was selected to sing in the 2002 Juno showcase series and the 2003 East Coast music awards and in 2002 her colleagues at the Music Industry Association of Newfoundland nominated her as ‘Female Artist of the Year’.

Julia Halfyard has worked with a variety of Musical Theatre companies throughout Canada, including a stint with “Fear of Flight”, a feature performance at the 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad. In 2007 Julia was chosen to attend the prestigious Cabaret Conference at Yale University with 35 other participants from around the world. When Erv Raible (Broadway heavyweight and former owner/booker of the legendary Eighty-Eights club in NYC) heard Julia’s audition for the Yale Summer Cabaret School, he booked her on the spot and has arranged to bring her one-woman show to Manhattan.
What sets Julia apart from the crowd is her classical training and superb professionalism combined with a very funny repertoire, delivered with the wit and charm that has endeared her to Atlantic Canada audiences. Programs include several works by prominent Canadian composer and her frequent collaborator Jonathan Monro.
Ms. Halfyard is currently the Music Director for City Stars and heads the popular Musical Theatre Summer Studio, a theatre school for kids in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She is the proud mom to one-year-old Estelle who cannot sing, dance, or act .... yet.