Watch as incredibly talented Leeds busker shocks crowds with her opera voice

City centre shoppers were left stunned by this busker's beautiful voice in Leeds on Wednesday.

Thursday, 4th April 2019, 12:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th April 2019, 4:49 pm
Chloebeth Hamer busking in Leeds city centre and shocking shoppers with her opera voice. Video: Pamela Wilson.

Singer Chloëbeth Hamer set up outside WHSmiths, a popular busking spot at the corner of Lands Lane and Albion Place.

But instead of crooning another Ed Sheeran cover, the singer turned heads with her operatic rendition of Pie Jesu, where she hit some extremely high notes.

Shopper Pamela Wilson was passing when she heard the singing, and stopped to take a video. The footage was posted on Facebook and Chloëbeth was identified by those who recognised her.

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Chloebeth Hamer busking in Leeds city centre and shocking shoppers with her opera voice. Video: Pamela Wilson.

Pamela said: "She blew me away with her voice. I'm so chuffed people can see the talent that I did yesterday. Her page likes have flown up - she totally deserves the credit."

Originally from Calderdale, Chloëbeth is classically trained in singing opera and performs at weddings. She told the Yorkshire Evening Post she had only been busking for two weeks when the video was shared yesterday.

She said: "Busking has always been outside my comfort zone - I put it off for years but I’ve realised that in order to succeed and go further in life you’ve got to push yourself outside your comfort zone.

"So many people of all ages come up to me asking my name and tell me I’ve made their day by hearing my voice. A lot of people stop in their tracks, video me and listen to my whole set! They seem shocked when they see me dressed in my casual quirky style and then sing stand out, classical, moving songs."