Vocal Type: Full-Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: 2 Octaves 5 notes and a semitone (Eb3-C6)
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: Being a product of the classical world, Charlotte Church has received vocal training that has allowed for her to manage and understand the inner workings of her instrument. With this knowledge comes a voice that is confident, assured and skilful in its delivery. She would also have been taught about breath control, and this is shown in practice by Church’s ability to hold notes and navigate long phrases, often through registers, without losing breath or the correct support. It also affords the singer excellent mastery of dynamics; being able to begin a phrase loud and projected, but end it gentle and soft [Hear:Breach Of The Peace].
The lower range isn’t particularly extensive- beginning in the third octave- but the control here means that Church is able to produce tones that are substantial and without the fogginess many Divas exhibit in the lower extremes of their range [The Rise]. Her voice leads seamlessly in tone and timbre into the midrange, and both share a distinct and identifiable character.
Church is primarily a midrange belter, being most comfortable at the upper end of the fourth octave and lower end of the fifth. This being so, the singer produces a tone that is weighty, full and resonant. As her head voice overlaps the chest voice- being heard as low as a B4- the singer is often heard jumping between the two parts to create interest in the vocal line. However, she is capable in either register.
Perhaps the most impressive part of Church’s range is the head voice. Having honed it during her early years in the Classical world, the Diva exhibits a skill in this part of her voice that allows for impressive tonal variety. The voice here can be light and airy [Hear:Lasts, Or Eschaton ], thick and operatic [Sparrow], or balanced so brilliantly with its chest voice counterpart that it skirts the line between the two, never sounding quite like either.
Being so capable in her head voice and her mix, Church has no problem transitioning through the range; making it sound as if there are no breaks to be found in the voice at all. To further polish her notes, the singer is able to add a balanced and controlled vibrato that can either sound operatic or contemporary depending on the how she chooses to apply it
Vocal Negatives: It would be impressive if Church worked further on her fifth octave belting, while simultaneously developing her lower range.
G#3 (0.03) Breach Of The Peace
G4 (0.06) Breach Of The Peace
G4 (0.09) Glitterbombed
C5-C#5(0.11) Breach Of The Peace
B4 (0.21) Sparrow [Head]
Eb5 (0.24) Breach Of The Peace [Head]
E5 (0.27) The Rise [Head]
F5 (0.30) Glitterbombed [Head]
G5 (0.34) Remains [Head]
G#5 (0.38) The Rise [Head]
B5 (0.43) Sparrow [Head]
C6 (0.48)Crazy Chick [Head]