Classical singer Carly Paoli releases ‘My Christmas Dream Is You’ on November 11th 2018, with proceeds going to the Soldiering On Awards for which she is an ambassador. With a poignant message of missing loved ones during the festive period, the song and its accompanying video have particular significance in this Armistice centenary year.
“At this time of remembrance, I'm honoured to present 'My Christmas Dream Is You' with this special video, a celebration of our British soldiers who dedicate their Christmas to our nation. I'm even more honoured to announce that, as their 2019 awards ambassador, income generated from the sales and streaming of this single will go to the Soldiering On Awards."
Following her performance at the Soldiering On Awards earlier this year, Carly was inspired to use her passion for music to help others. Carly teamed up with the Invictus Games Choir to release ‘Liberty’, with sales from the single and video going to Help For Heroes, its success knocking Drake off the top spot of the iTunes video chart. Since then, Carly has worked tirelessly to support armed forces related charities by singing for The Chelsea Pensioners, performing outside Kings Cross station on Help for Heroes’ Transport For London Collection Day, in Debenhams during the Oxford Street Christmas lights switch on and at The Games of Remembrance in her home town of Nottingham. Carly was honored to recently be announced as Soldiering On Awards’ Ambassador Of Arts.
The Soldiering On Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of those who have served their country, and the diverse people and groups who work together in support of the Armed Forces Community. Its aim is to encourage support for this remarkable community by celebrating the achievements of the people, teams and businesses within it.
Reflecting on her work with the Soldiering On Awards this year Carly said: “Since performing at the Soldiering On Awards in April I have been welcomed into a community that I feel so proud and privileged to be involved with. I’ve met some of the most incredible people, shared some unforgettable moments, and been humbled and inspired by their spirit, resilience and achievements.”
The rising star of the commercial classical world Carly Paoli released her debut album ‘Singing My Dreams’ in 2017. Charting at No. 2 on the UK’s Official Classical Albums chart, while earning 5 star reviews, the record established Carly as a special talent and a gifted interpreter of a wide range of music. Carly recently released her new album ‘Live At Cadogan Hall’. Recorded in February 2018 in London, the performance was conducted by the Grammy award winning Steven Mercurio and features the world renowned flautist Andrea Griminelli, the 65 piece Abiah Symphony Orchestra and the winners of the BBC’s Songs of Praise Choir of the Year 2016, Tring Park 16. In June Carly was shortlisted for the first ever Sound of Classical Poll at the Classic BRITS and in September became an ambassador for BBC Music Day.
Carly has performed on some of the largest stages in the world (both headline and alongside luminaries including Andrea Bocelli and José Carreras) and some of the smallest (on a plane to Disney for When You Wish Upon A Star,) outside Kings Cross Station for Help For Heroes, in the social club for The Chelsea Pensioners, and in school halls to challenge cuts in music education in schools.