Suffolk music starlet single release

A CLASSICAL quartet featuring a Suffolk student will be releasing a single next month as part of an initiative to get youngsters more interested in music.

A CLASSICAL quartet featuring a Suffolk student will be releasing a single next month as part of an initiative to get youngsters more interested in music.

Laura Wright - one quarter of the classical girl group All Angels - is a pupil at Framlingham College and was chosen to be part of the new group after winning through auditions.

The 16-year-old, who lives in Framsden, has since seen the group become the subject of national attention as they are being touted as the next big supergroup.

The group are releasing a cover of Songbird, released first by Fleetwood Mac and later by Eva Cassidy, as part of the Schools Top Ten during National Music Week, which takes place from October 16 to 20.

National Music Week is an initiative to encourage young people to get involved in listening to and playing music. The week will bring new British music from a range of styles directly into the classroom in secondary schools and pupils will also learn about the music industry itself.

The Schools Top Ten is a fundamental part of National Music Week that sees ten upcoming new British artists each producing a track which will be available as both a CD single and also as a download free of charge to children in participating schools.

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Thousands of schools across the UK have signed up to take part in National Music Week and students from the participating schools will receive a special token which they can exchange for a CD single or download.

Each exchange will be counted by the Official Charts Company who will then compile the first Schools' Top Ten, which will be announced on October 31.

After the week, Songbird will be put on general digital release on October 31 and CDs will be available in shops on November 6.

As well as being part of All Angels, Laura, current studying A-levels, is also the current reigning BBC2 Young Chorister of Year.

Weblink:

www.nationalmusicweek.net

Do you think it is important to get children creating and listening to music in schools? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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