J.K. Rowling’s “Singing Sorceress” story delights fans

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

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Go to Pottermore.com if you want to listen to Celestina Warbeck’s powerful vocals in “You Stole My Cauldron But You Can’t Have My Heart”.

Harry Potter fans who can’t get enough of the 7-novel series often dive into Pottermore.com, the official wizarding world website that’s filled with unlockable items, in-depth mysteries, and the occasional freshly penned J.K. Rowling tale. Now, the beloved author has scrawled a brand new short story about Celestina Warbeck, “the Singing Sorceress” whose soulful songs on the “Witching Hour” radio program have enchanted audiences for years.

The magical diva rose up from humble origins, as a half-blood Muggle with a powerful voice. After she joined Hogwarts, the young songstress was disappointed to learn that there wasn’t a special theater arts program, so her mother petitioned the school passionately to create a choir, drama club, and dancing class!

Now, Celestina puts on mystical concerts with a chorus of banshee singers who provide backup vocals. She’s also devoted to charities like “St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries” and made headlines when she spoke out against the Ministry of Magic’s attempt to restrict “how the wizarding community was allowed to celebrate Hallowe’en”.

Her greatest hits include “You Stole My Cauldron But You Can’t Have My Heart” (which you can listen to on the Pottermore.com site), “You Charmed the Heart Right Out of Me”, and “A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love”.

Images courtesy of J.K. Rowling and Universal Studios.