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May 16, 2007

All Angels choral girl supergroup

All Angels took the Classical Brit Awards by storm last Thursday when they performed Elgar's 'Nimrod' and a cappella 'Steal Away' for a star studded audience at The Royal Albert Hall, including Sir Paul McCartney and The Duchess of Cornwall. The girls were nominated for Album of the Year.

All aged 16 and 17, All Angels bring a bright new look to classical crossover music, with a repertoire spanning classical, choral, opera and pop. Only a few weeks ago the girls were planning their summer holidays as they waited for their exam results. Instead they became busy recording their debut album in London.

Although all four are experienced choirgirls, their backgrounds and interests could not be more different. Charlotte played a Hogwarts pupil in the last Harry Potter film. Multi-lingual Melanie is training for her pilotís licence. Daisy released her own solo jazz album when she was just 15. And Laura is not only a sports prodigy, but the reigning BBC Radio 2 Chorister of the Year.

Their repertoire includes favorites such as Schubertís Ave Maria, Barberís Agnus Dei, and the Sancta Maria intermezzo from Cavalliera Rusticana, along with Delibesí Flower Duet from Lakme and Offenbachís Barcarolle. There are vocal versions of Pachelbelís Canon and Geoffrey Bergonís Theme for Brideshead Revisited - set to Latin text - and the traditional spiritual Steal Away.

Posted by acapnews at May 16, 2007 10:42 PM