Girls aim for the Albert Hall

By Sara Bryce

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 

Girls aim for the Albert Hall

From left, Emily Whitewick, Millie Luter, Antonia Thwaites, Annie Sussman and Lucy Daniels.

AN acapella singing group, formed from a group of friends at Ryde School, have performed in the final stages of a competition for a prestigious music festival.

Iris, made up of Lucy Daniels, 15, Millie Luter, 15, Annie Sussman, 16, Emily Whitewick, 15, and Antonia Thwaites, 15, performed at the Birmingham Conservatoire as part of the annual Music For Youth National Festival and, if they are named the winners, will perform at the Royal Albert Hall.

The girls sang a cover version of Vance Joy’s Riptide, barbershop classic Mr Sandman and a composition of their own called Coast.

Lucy said: "We all felt it went really well, we all walked off stage saying 'that was awesome’.

"We were first on and not many people had come in to watch yet so there was a small audience, which relaxed us. It was mostly our families."

The girls had been practising for their performance since Easter.

They thanked their music teachers, Rachel Tweddle and Andy Grubb, Barry Penn for driving them and their singing teacher, Linda Filby-Borrett, for their support.

Lucy added: "We have worked really hard for it and hope it has all paid off. We will find out soon if we will perform at the Royal Albert Hall."

Reporter: sarab@iwcpmail.co.uk

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