Monday, 30 December 2013

A Few Photographs

Christmas Day in the Antoine home.

A couple more from the Preston evening.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Update - Jonathan Performs On BBC1 Breakfast Show Tomorrow Morning

Apologies to all of you who were up early this morning to see Jonathan perform.  It seems the BBC changed their schedule at the last minute.

I’m hoping they may be on tomorrow but there’s nothing in the schedules as yet.

A reminder that Jonathan and Charlotte will be performing on BBC1’s Breakfast Show tomorrow (Tuesday 24th) morning.

No time has been stated so for those who would like to record or watch (if possible), the programme begins at 7am and ends 9am (GMT).

Someone will possibly put a clip of it on YouTube later in the day and if so then I will post it here.  Some videos are difficult to find on YouTube unless you know the title exactly.


Saturday, 21 December 2013

Jonathan on BBC1 Sunday - Advice for Overseas Fans

My last post did mention Karen’s recommendation (via Lin Gee) of and she’s put further information about it on Facebook.  In case you haven’t seen that here it is:

Some additional information though if you are unable to watch due to time difference etc. Go to the site and register. Down the left side you'll see all the channels available. Choose BBC and to the right of the box you'll see a small grey box with TV = and a star above. Click on the grey box and go to Sunday 22 where you will see an option to record. You can only record if you've registered though.


Sue Winspear it says 8.35 PM on but I suppose time is irrelevant as only the non UK residents will be viewing it on It must show the time relevant to the country you live in because we are 4 hours ahead of UK so the 8.35 for me will be the actual time it's on.

Do hope this helps those of you who live outside the UK.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Jonathan’s Next Performance and Live Streaming

I’m very aware many of Jonathan’s fans do a great deal of work promoting his wonderful talent and this blog is just a drop in the ocean.

It’s come to my notice that some of you from overseas may have difficulty seeing or hearing UK television or radio shows.  Ivy Yeo is very good at ensuring her local radio station plays Jonathan’s solos and she never gives up.  A pat on the back for Ivy. If even a few more of us emailed or telephoned our local radio stations as often as possible, we may manage to get ‘the Antoine word’ spread more widely.

Speaking of broadcasting, I picked up a conversation on Facebook, where one American fan was saying how frustrated she was at not being able to view ‘live’ UK television shows.

One fan, who lives in the middle east, suggested they try the live streaming website and says it’s the best system she has found.  Give it a try.  I can’t experiment from here because I’m in the UK.

Remember, Jonathan, along with Charlotte, is singing on BBC1 Songs of Praise this Sunday (22nd December) and the programme starts at 4.35pm (GMT).

(The photo on this post is Jonathan at Preston. When I find out the photographer I will give them the credit due here).

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Jonathan Performs At A Private Christmas Party

Jonathan is out and about entertaining some very lucky people with his wonderful voice.

One tweet (of many complimentary ones) appeared this morning saying:

Big thank you for the wonderfull performance at the Christmas party!

In case you don’t know Elemis is an international skincare company.  It seems a good time was had by all if the above photos, which accompanied the tweet, are anything to go by!

Who couldn’t enjoy Jonathan’s singing.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Preston - la donna é mobile

Uploaded by Jonathan’s sister Charlotte (not to be confused with Charlotte Jaconelli).  Perhaps they should be Charlotte A and Charlotte J in future, just to avoid confusion.

Thanks Charlotte (A)!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Preston - Empty Chairs

This video was taken by Fantoine Debby Beal Lote at the Preston Concert.

For all lovers of Les Miserables, enjoy. You’ll never hear it sung so well.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Diary Date, Friday 13 December

This coming Friday, 13 December, Jonathan will be singing in Chichester Cathedral.

His singing teacher Sara Reynolds, also teaches at Seaford College and she will be conducting the junior choir in the afternoon and the senior choir in the evening. 

The events start at 2.30 and 7.30pm respectively.

Sara has been a major influence on Jonathan’s progress in the past three years so here is a photograph of her with him, just in case you do live in that area and are able to attend one or both concerts.

I’ve been to a few concerts in Chichester Cathedral and I’m quite sure you won’t be disappointed.  Such a wonderful acoustic environment is very suited to Jonathan’s voice.

Oh, I forgot to say, I’ve heard he’s singing ‘O Holy Night’.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Preston 6 December 2013

Some great photos by the lovely Bente Hemmingson who came all the way from Denmark for the event at Preston Guild Hall.

You can see others on her Facebook page.  Just click on the link above.

Thanks Bente.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Rehearsing with Russell Watson

A lovely photo of Russell and Jonathan during a rehearsal for the Katie Holmes Trust concert this coming Friday in Preston.

It’s going to be a great night!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Fantoine Map - Add Yourself

Some Fantoines have got together to create a world map on which fans can add their name and location.

No need to put your full name or exact address, just an idea of where you are.

This is the link to the Facebook page and this is the direct link to the map.  If you have any problems please write in comments or email me.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013


Jonathan is feeling better and should be well enough to perform with Russell Watson in Preston on Friday 6 December for the Katie Holmes Trust.

There are still some tickets available and these can be purchased through the Trust’s website or by phoning Preston Guild Hall.  I believe the staff are very helpful.

(The photo here was taken when Jonathan appeared with Charlotte at QVC UK in the middle of October).

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Jonathan Antoine - Santa Lucia - Gawsworth Hall

A video from the breathtaking evening concert at Gawsworth Hall, Cheshire on Friday 3 August.

Apologies for the film quality but those of us who did video the concert were doing it undercover.  This is not one of mine (my filming wasn’t any better!) but the sound gives you an idea of his voice in the outdoor, intimate setting of the beautiful Gawsworth Hall. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Some Fantoine Artwork

Some of Jonathan’s fans are very clever using computer graphics.

The above is from Jonathan’s Facebook page and was designed by Debbie Beal Lotte.  It shows Jonathan during his holiday in Florida.

Thanks Debby!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Jonathan’s Scottish Fans Meet Up

Yesterday some Scottish Fantoines (Clantoines) met up in Livingston near Edinburgh.

One of the lovely fans made this super placard and the bagpipes actually play!  I do hope she keeps it for future events because I doubt if anyone could surpass it!

I was there.  It was a super afternoon with lovely people and all because the lady who made the placard had made the suggestion to meet.

Sorry I haven’t posted other photos but I haven’t asked permission of those who attended and some people don’t like to see themselves on the ‘world wide web’.  I don’t because I look far too old in photos!

Hope this gives some of you an idea to meet with those around you. 

Thursday, 14 November 2013


This is tear-jerking. Some of you may know Jonathan has suffered from depression for some time and he wasn’t well when he sang this, but he did it because he wanted to show respect to one of his teachers who had died.

Obviously it was recorded a few years ago but it’s had over 3,000,000 views on Youtube since it was uploaded there two years ago.

Like me, I’m sure you can feel the pain of his depression, but it also makes the song far more profound and sincere.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

BGT - A Magnificent Jonathan Performance

My favourite performance of Jonathan’s from BGT.  It shows his ability to breath in all the right places.  Magnificent doesn’t really describe it.

What do you think?

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Cancellation of Festival of Remembrance

Unfortunately Jonathan's (and Charlotte’s) appearance this Saturday at the Festival of Remembrance in the Albert Hall, London has been cancelled.

Jonathan’s doctor has insisted he is too unwell to participate.  We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he has time to enjoy some of his other interests - which are many.

His Mum and sister Charlotte have said on his Facebook page that Jonathan is hoping he will be well enough to appear with Russell Watson in Preston on 6 December.  All his fans do too and I believe quite a few will be attending the event.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Jonathan To Sing At The Festival Of Remembrance on Saturday 9 November

Jonathan, along with Charlotte, will be taking part in this year’s Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall a week tomorrow, Saturday 9 November.  There are two performances, one in the afternoon and another in the evening, when it is expected Her Majesty the Queen will attend along with other members of the royal family.

A few tickets are available for the event so please visit the Albert Hall Events page.

The evening performance will be broadcast by the BBC starting on BBC1 at 9pm. Do tune in if you possibly can because it is a emotional and poignant event which pays tribute to those who gave their lives so as we can live in freedom today.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The New CD 'Perhaps Love' Is Here!

Jonathan and Charlotte's long awaited second CD Perhaps Love was released in the UK on 14 October (22 October for the US and other countries).

If has been exceptionally well received throughout the entertainment industry and even Terry Wogan invited them onto his weekly BBC programme to chat with him and perform a couple of tracks!

The CD can be bought at Amazon or iTunes.  Exclusive signed copies can be purchased (for any country) at  Hurry if you want a signed copy, they are running out fast.

Let us know your favourite track in the comments.  For me it's Jonathan's solo (there are 3 on the album) Va Pensiero. It's hauntingly beautiful and makes the CD, for that track alone, worth every penny.


Welcome to the new Jonathan Antoine Fans blog!

This is the place where everyone is welcome and all are friends.

It has been set up by some Fantoines (Jonathan's name for his fans), who wanted somewhere for all his fans throughout the world to come together.  We hope to be able to keep you up to date with the latest news about this amazing 18 year old tenor.

Please note this blog is not associated with Jonathan, his family or his management in any way.  It is run by fans for fans.

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May we all enjoy being part of Jonathan's wonderful journey.