The leading pop-opera girl group Ida are releasing their first Christmas album, Believe, on 7 December 2018. Pre-orders will be taken from 15 November, via the official Ida website: www.idagirls.com.
Ida – Georgi Mottram, Wendy Carr, Laura Coutts and Sarah Vaughan – have created a festive album featuring epic cinematic tracks including When a Child is Born, Happy Xmas (War is Over), Believe (from The Polar Express) and Carol of the Bells. Pushing the boundaries of classical-crossover music, they marry the genres of Pop and Opera with their fresh and exciting sound.
Believe was fully funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, which the four young women set up and managed themselves in order to produce their album independently without the input of record companies or external agencies. From the initial album concept and track selection through to arrangements, production and marketing, every decision and action has been made and executed by Ida personally, with their passion and hard work bringing the album to fruition.
As Ida strive to introduce younger generations to their classical-crossover sound, they are delighted that the Christmas album also features the combined voices of 150 young people from The Channel Islands (the home of Ida’s Georgi Mottram). In a venture which has never been seen before, the Jersey and Guernsey performers will join forces to provide backing vocals for selected tracks.
Ida formed whilst on the London production of Gilbert and Sullivan\’s Princess Ida. It was here they became close friends and continued to sing together after the show had ended, and thus Ida was born. Having trained at some of the world\’s leading conservatoires, between them Ida have performed on the West End and in Sydney and Jersey Opera Houses, supported G4, Russell Watson and Vox Fortura, sung with Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe on Classic FM\’s charity single and performed on BBC1\’s This Week: Christmas Special.
After a busy year captivating audiences across the globe – including more than thirty international performances, sell-out shows at Live at Zedel and The Other Palace, as well as singing in front of thousands at West End LIVE in Trafalgar Square – Ida are delighted to release their first Christmas album and would like to thank all of their Kickstarter funders for their support in bringing their dream to life.