Western Australian Warnbro resident, 31 year old Lisa Howard, has been selected from among 600 applicants to sing her own composition of Veni Deus (Come, Lord) at World Youth Day in July in Sydney.
Married with two children and expecting her third in December, she is a classically-trained singer whose successes include having sung in Westminster Abbey, after training in London and Sydney.
Among recent local appearances, Lisa featured at Ballet at Chittering (together with husband Adam playing guitar and also singing), and sang the recent opening of St Bernadette’s, Port Kennedy, where she sang Schubert’s Ave Maria and The Prayer.
While raising a family Lisa is also a sought-after singing teacher who teaches privately and in schools.
She is currently finalising a debut CD of her own compositions of sacred songs to promote healing through faith; it is due to be released towards the end of 2008.
Combining motherhood, household duties, and the creativity of her career, Lisa says her aim is to give glory to God “which He deserves after all the blessings he has given to me in helping me achieve my dreams and balancing being a wife and mother.”