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Alex Sharpe

Alex SharpeAlexandria Sharpe is an Irish soprano who performs with Celtic Women and as a soloist. In 2008, she substituted for Lisa Kelly in Celtic Woman, then performed with the group through 2010. In 2010, she announced her intention to leave the group to be with her family full­time. She rejoined Celtic Women again in 2015 for their 10th­ anniversary tour.

When describing her love for music, she lists hymns as some of her favorite songs. “I love ‘Abide with Me’ and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Alex said. “I love singing hymns. Music is a very powerful thing. I’ve heard it said that music prepares a man’s soul to receive the gospel.” When Alex was a baby, her mother was baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-­day Saints. She grew up in Dublin, Ireland, as a member of the Church. She started her family in 2002, with the birth of her son.

Alex’s musical career includes a variety of theater roles, such as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” in Dublin, Janet in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and Eponine in Cameron Mackintosh Company’s “Les Misérable” to start. She started in musical theater in Dublin, becoming a well­known artist vocally and on stage.

Alex has performed in musical theater in England and Ireland but claims to have even more friends in the United States. She was featured on Jenny Oaks Baker’s 2012 Christmas CD, which was arranged and produced by Kurt Bestor. She also recorded her first solo album in 2014, the LDS – themed Be Still My Soul. Filled with some of Sharpe’s favorite church songs and hymns, the collection also features some new songs, including the traditional and heartfelt “His Name,” which is written by a friend from California.

Her album Be Still My Soul is available on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube.

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