Northampton soprano prepares to belt out National Anthem in front of Wembley crowd

Northampton based soprano Emily Haig is set to perform twice in one day at Wembley on May 22.
Northampton based soprano Emily Haig is set to perform twice in one day at Wembley on May 22.
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A rising soprano star from Northampton is preparing to perform for a Wembley crowd twice in one day as part of a football final double bill a the national stadium.

Emily Haig will take to the hallowed turf May 22, to sing the National Anthem for both the FA Vase and the FA Trophy, which are set to be played on the same day.

In the former Hereford FC will meet Morpeth Town AFC at 12.15 pm, while FC Halifax Town will take on Grimsby Town at 4.15pm in the FA Trophy, with both matches being broadcast live on BT Sport.

Emily, who lives in Billing Road and teaches singing around the country, said: “Although I have performed at football finals before, this is a huge and historic Wembley event and I am looking forward to seeing the crowd and hearing them join in with the Anthem.

“I hope they will be in good voice. I have had a really good start to the year with other exciting news still to be announced.”

Emily, one of four children, has previously performed for the FA Women’s Super League Cup Final, pictured and the Women’s WSL Continental Cup, but this will be her first time performing at Wembley.

She began studying in performing arts aged just four - taking lessons in ballet, tap, modern, piano, violin, speech and drama and singing.

At 16 she went to study at Stella Mann Performing Arts School in Bedford. Now aged 27, she enjoys life as a concert soloist.

For more information on Emily and upcoming performances, head to www.emilyhaigsoprano.com