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Royal Albert Hall gig for girls

PUBLISHED: 16:15 12 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:32 03 March 2010

TWO IPSWICH School pupils joined a line-up of top singers – including Sir Cliff Richard and Gabrielle – at the Royal Albert Hall.

Laura Huckle, 13, and Jacalyn Race, 14, took part in a gospel choir of 3,000 singers world wide to provide backing for the celebrities in aid of charity, Reaching Out for Africa.

TWO IPSWICH School pupils joined a line-up of top singers – including Sir Cliff Richard and Gabrielle – at the Royal Albert Hall.

Laura Huckle, 13, and Jacalyn Race, 14, took part in a gospel choir of 3,000 singers world wide to provide backing for the celebrities in aid of charity, Reaching Out for Africa.

The duo – both members of Stagecoach theatre groups – will also sing for the Queen at the Buckingham Palace Concert on June 4. The concert is part of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Celebrations.

Laura, said: "It was such a great honour, although it didn't sink in until Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall."

The pair sang six different songs with the gospel choir on Sunday including Lean on Me, Amazing Grace, Millennium Prayer and This Little Light of Mine.

David Warnes, Ipswich School press officer, said: "We are absolutely delighted that Laura and Jacalyn had this opportunity. I am not at all surprised.

"They are two very talented actresses and singers and we look forward to hearing all about it."

Laura had her first brush with celebrities when she was nine and auditioning for a part in Coronation Street and met the cast.


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