New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The pop-opera girl group Ida's Christmas album, Believe, which was produced independently by its four members and fully funded by their Kickstarter campaign, has entered the Official Classical Charts (as of 14 December). Ida are in the unique position of being the only unsigned act to feature in this week's Official Classical Chart.
Ida - Georgi Mottram, Wendy Carr, Laura
Coutts and Sarah
Vaughan - produced their album 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 was made and executed by the group, with their passion and hard work - and the generous support of Kickstarter donors - bringing the album to fruition.
Ida 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 (Ida Girls) is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon. Watch the YouTube trailer: https://youtu.be/S0K7gUI2e48
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.
It has been a busy year for Ida, including more than thirty international performances, sell-out shows at Live at Zedel and The Other Palace in London, as well as singing in front of thousands at West End LIVE in Trafalgar Square.
For more information: https://www.idagirls.com