All Angels join Remembrance event

SUFFOLK'S newest singing star Laura Wright will leading the way when the nation falls silent on Remembrance Day this weekend.

SUFFOLK'S newest singing star Laura Wright will leading the way when the nation falls silent on Remembrance Day this weekend.

Laura, who at just 16 is a member of new classical girlgroup All Angels, will perform in Trafalgar Square on Saturday before leading the two minutes silence at 11am.

The Framlingham College pupil, who lives in Framsden, and current BBC2 Chorister of the Year, was chosen to be part of the group after a nationwide talent search.

The group will perform a cover of the song Songbird and their version of the Robbie Williams hit Angels in the Square before leading the public to place poppies in the fountain.

They were invited to take part in the ceremony because of their connection with the Royal British Legion, which organises the annual Poppy Appeal to raise money for their work with the armed forces.

All Angels will be releasing their version of the Robbie Williams song next month and have been tipped by bookies as contenders for the Christmas number one.

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The single will be the first Christmas single released in partnership with The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and money from sales of the single will go to the Legion.

The release will be a double A side and the other song will be Silent Night. This is the song that German and Allied soldiers sung in No Man's Land on the day of the famous 1914 First World War Christmas Day truce, before playing a game of football together.

All Angels felt this would be a fitting tribute to all those that given their lives, and they have recorded it with a simple piano and string backing.

After leading the two minute silence, the group will then perform Make Me a Channel of Your Peace at the Royal Albert Hall as part of The Festival of Remembrance, to be attended by the Queen and this will be broadcast on BBC1 at 9.45pm on Saturday.

The evening will also see performances by Katherine Jenkins, Chris De Burgh and the Massed Bands of the Guards Division and the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas.

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