It has been announced that the pop-opera group will release their first Christmas album ‘Believe’ in December. 

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The group, formed of Georgi Mottram, Wendy Carr, Laura Coutts and Sarah Vaughan, have announced that their first Christmas album will be released on the 7th December.

Titled ‘Believe’, the album will include songs such as When a Child is Born, Happy Xmas (War is Over)Believe (from The Polar Express) and Carol of the Bells. 

Known for pushing the boundaries of classical-crossover music, Ida blend the genres of classical and pop music in their own style.

The album has been funded  by a successful Kickstarter campaign, which the group set up and managed themselves in order to produce their album independently without the input of record companies or external agencies.

They are joined on the album by the combined voices of 150 young people from The Channel Islands (the home of Ida’s Georgi Mottram). 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 and sung with Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe on Classic FM’s charity single.

Ida’s Christmas album ‘Believe’ will be released on the 7th December. It is available to pre-order now here