The pop-opera girl group’s Christmas album Believe was released on the 7th December.
Produced independently by the group and funded by their Kickstarter campaign, Ida’s Christmas album has entered the Official Classical Charts (as of 14 December). They are the only unsigned act to feature in this week’s Official Classical Chart.
Every element of the creation of the album was carried out by the group from the initial album concept and track selection through to arrangements, production and marketing, every decision and action was made and carried out by Ida.
This festive album includes songs such as When a Child is Born, Happy Xmas (War is Over), Believe (from The Polar Express) and Carol of the Bells, all intertwining the genres of Pop and Opera.
The group 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.