Welcome A Star is the first single from Beckitt, in collaboration with the classically trained pianist, composer and TV presenter, Wakeman. The former Yes star first met Emmie, who has been singing classical repertoire since the age of ten, at a fundraiser for Kids'n'Cancer - and was so impressed by her crystal clear voice and effortless range that he decided to record a song from his oratorio The New Gospels, with her.
This beautifully melodic Christmas song features Emmie on lead vocals, accompanied by the Orion Orchestra, with Rick on keyboards, and the English Chamber Choir.
Currently studying for her Grade 8 exam in singing, Emmie Beckitt takes part in the Senior School Chamber Choir at St Augustines, Scarborough, North Yorkshire and is also a member of her school orchestra and jazz band, as she plays tenor saxophone, violin and piano. When aged only 13, she supported Katherine Jenkins in concert and a year later, appeared at Roy Wood's sell-out show at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, where she received a standing ovation. She recently sang The Hymn, composed by Sir Tim Rice and Rick Wakeman, with an orchestra and choir, at The Sage Gateshead, as part of the Tim Rice Concert Series.
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