THEY are bright, beautiful and among the fastest-rising talents on the classical music scene.
All Angels is a quartet of young women singers who have become the latest supergroup to wow audiences with a mix of classical, choral, opera and pop.
And you can hear them in Huddersfield in three weeks.
They released their first album, All Angels, at the end of last year and it went straight into the UK pop charts at nine and the classical chart at two.
But the success didn’t stop there.
The album was the UK’s fastest-selling debut for a classical act and won them a platinum disc, besides being nominated for the Classical Brit Album Of The Year award.
The latest album, Into Paradise, was released this week.
Little wonder then that Huddersfield Methodist Choir is delighted to have got this quartet to join them on stage in the Town Hall.
The Methodist Choir has had a series of star guests in recent years, but All Angels are sure to attract a big audience. Tickets are already on sale for the choir’s Christmas concert, which will be at 7.15pm on Saturday, December 22.
Sharing the platform with the choir and All Angels will be the young musicians of Sellers International Youth band, who are on a winning streak when it comes to recent competitions.
They will start their 10th anniversary year in 2008 in high spirits.
Doubtless band and singers will enjoy sharing the spotlight with All Angels, who consist of Charlotte Ritchie, Melanie Nakhla, Laura Wright, and Daisy Chute.
“We really want to push ourselves and our voices,” says Laura, who is the Angels' top-harmony singer and, at 17, the youngest member.
“The balance between classical and contemporary music on the new album is quite similar, but we feel we’re more knitted as a group. We all have different things that we are better at in terms of our singing, and we’ve concentrated on making it sound as good as it can be.
“When we released All Angels we didn’t expect it to do as well as it did,” says Daisy, who sings the bottom harmonies and who has just finished her studies at the Purcell School in Hertfordshire.
“There are quite a few classical crossover groups around, but I don’t think of it as competition because we have a distinct sound,” says Charlotte.
Charlotte is delighted to have finished her A-levels in English, history and theatre studies.
She has dreamed of performing on stage from an early age.
She joined the National Youth Music Theatre at 11 and landed a role in the film Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire.
Meanwhile Melanie has her heart set on another high-flying route to the top. Having won 15 hours of free flying tuition in a scholarship at school, she’s been amassing more flying time and taking theory tests towards earning her pilot’s licence.