AN OPERATIC duo who made it to the final of The Voice, have sang twice at Wembley, and who have performed with Gary Barlow and Alfie Boe, are thrilled to be back in Chester for Christmas.

A Concert of Christmas Classics! Sung by Classical Vocal Duo, Belle Voci will feature the favourite carols, a couple with a Belle Voci twist.

Tickets for the concert at St Werburgh's Church on December 14, starting at 7pm with doors opening at 6pm, cost £12 and are available from

The pair Emily Burnett and Sophie Rohan, from Malpas and Tarporley respectively, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be back performing in Chester; the first time in town since we were on The Voice! It seems like a lifetime ago already as we haven’t stopped since.

"We are so excited that tickets are selling so quickly already, reminding us of the unfailing and invaluable support we received from the people of Chester- YOU got us all the way to The Final, thank you!"

The last year has been a whirlwind for Emily and former Queen’s School Chester pupil Sophie, from the live finals of The Voice, under Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s mentoring, to Wembley Stadium where they sung the National Anthem for both the FA Community Shield and the RFL Challenge Cup Final, performing with tenor Alfie Boe and Take That's Gary Barlow, and releasing their second album..

Belle Voci, Italian for ‘beautiful voices’, comprises of Emily and Sophie who met at the age of 22 whilst working part-time at a restaurant in Cheshire. The pair decided to team up and sing together with an aim to make their musical dreams come true.

Four years later, after many weddings, corporate events, parties, funerals and charity functions, Emily accidentally applied for ITV’s The Voice UK, thinking they were looking for singers for their Christmas party! It was with trepidation that the two entered the pop-based competition but they soon wowed the four celebrity coaches in their blind audition, and were chosen by Jennifer Hudson, securing a place on her team. Belle Voci progressed all the way to the live final, performing to more than five million viewers on primetime television, singing My Heart Will Go On with their idol and coach, Jennifer Hudson.

Emily and Sophie’s mission to spread opera and crossover music far and wide and bring it to audiences that wouldn't always listen to it is well underway as the duo showcase their fresh take on the classics, as well as their Belle Voci twists on the new music of today.

Since The Voice, Emily and Sophie have not looked back, they have launched two albums, and bookings for private parties and international events now stretch years ahead.