The classical-crossover girl group have announced that they are releasing their new medley Stars, featuring songs from the long-running musical theatre show Les Misérables, in support of Help Musicians.
Released via Youtube and iTunes, proceeds from the downloads of the medley will go to Help Musicians, a UK charity that helps to look after professional musicians of all genres, and all stages of their career, supporting them at times of crisis, but also at times of opportunity.
The video is set to premiere on the group’s Youtube channel at 6pm, having premiered on Official London Theatre’s Youtube Channel at 10am this morning.
The Ida Girls London, formed of Georgi Mottram, Wendy Carr, Jasmine Faulkner and Sarah Vaughan, originally created and performed Stars for a fundraising concert at Leicester Haymarket Theatre. This is the first time they have released it more widely. The singers recorded their parts of the video individually during lockdown from their homes in Aberdeenshire, Jersey and London, and then produced the video in-house. Musical arrangement is by Wendy Carr.
Meanwhile, the video itself features combines performances by Ida with beautiful photographs of much-loved theatre venues and concert halls where musicians would normally be performing. These images were provided by The Theatres Trust, the national charity that campaigns to protect theatre buildings for current and future generations.
Talking about the news, Georgi Mottram said: “Everyone is feeling the impact of Coronavirus in some way, including musicians. Communities all over the UK have come together to raise money for the NHS and charities. Their generosity is humbling and it inspired us to give something back. With our live performances postponed for the foreseeable future, including shows at Kings Theatre Portsmouth, Aynhoe Park, Buckingham Palace and further afield in Japan and Australia, we felt moved to use our voices for good. We hope that by releasing Stars in aid of Help Musicians we can not only lift spirits but also raise funds for the charity’s invaluable work.”
To find out more about Ida Girls London visit: http://www.idagirls.com/