Celebrate The Life Of Your Loved One In Song.
Choose Ruth to sing your treasured song.
Create your unique and special goodbye at a Church, Crematorium, Graveside, Memorial
Or Scattering of Ashes Service.
What I Offer
A professional service.
I provide an empathetic, considerate and caring service. My foremost wish is to sing that special, treasured song which will celebrate the life of your loved one and leave you with a beautiful, lasting memory of their final journey.
I sing from the heart, so my voice is my gift to you, and to them, on this most important of days.
A treasured song for your service.
If you wish, I’ll work with you to find the perfect song for your ceremony. It’s important to me that I sing a song you love, one which will compliment your service and location, and create your own unique and special goodbye.
I have a whole selection of beautiful religious and non-religious music. I hope the song you choose will create a beautiful, poignant and lasting memory for you and your family, be it at the graveside, inside your community centre or in the peace and quiet of your local church.
Whilst I can sing with a microphone, generally I don’t, so my voice compliments the beauty and the emotion of the proceedings. I’m able to sing, either accompanied or unaccompanied, indoors and outside. Where accompanied, I use a small, unobtrusive and robust sound system to play my backing music through.
An inspirational reading or delivery of your family’s eulogy.
I fully understand that not everyone is comfortable standing up in front of people and delivering a speech, singing a song or reading out the poem that they love.
Fortunately, this is something that I enjoy doing! So, if you want to create your own special and unique goodbye, for your loved one, but don’t feel able to deliver the words yourself, ask me to be your deputy and I will do it for you. I have years of experience standing up in front of audiences and will ensure your words are delivered as you wish.
Music evokes memories.
Choose the perfect song to unlock yours.
My name is Ruth Strangeway. I live outside York, in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
I have sung semi professionally, across Yorkshire, for over 20 years. Prior, I spent years building my confidence, ability and presence performing in musical theatre. During my varied working years I’ve worked for a FTSE 100 Company; held a senior position for one of the UK’s top charities and also worked in the care industry. Latterly, I’ve focused my energies on providing professional musical entertainment for the elderly.
Over the years, it has also been my privilege to sing at various funerals across Yorkshire, a service which I’ve found extremely moving and has brought me great satisfaction.
I have a wide and varied repertoire of songs which I can perform live at funerals, memorial ceremonies and at the scattering and internment of ashes ceremonies or you may have a song you’d like me to sing for your special ceremony.
Please get in touch to help me understand your particular circumstances. I will be happy to help you.
Here I am singing – The Lord’s My Shepherd
“A beautiful voice and a beautiful song”
“Ruth sang “Sing A Song Of Yorkshire” at my Father’s funeral. A beautiful voice and a beautiful song. It was captivating. An uplifting and moving tribute to his passing.”