Seaford singers set to make professional debut

Singing 2 FinalTo make your professional debut in any walk of life is always a special moment but to do it while you are still at school makes it even more remarkable.

Well that is exactly what two Seaford College Students will do this Saturday when they make their professional singing debuts at the Wantage Choral Society’s 10th Anniversary “Come and Sing Messiah” event.

Lexie White and Hannah Wardrop have been chosen to sing the Solo Alto and the Solo Soprano of Handel’s Messiah at the 10th Anniversary charity concert. Both will be accompanied by a choir of up to 120 singers, a chamber orchestra and they will perform in front of a large audience.

Lexie and Hannah took a break from rehearsals this week to tell us what it meant to them to be singing professionally for the first time on Saturday.

“When I first got the email asking me to sing at the concert I couldn’t believe it,” said Lexie. “To be chosen to sing the Solo Alto is a honour and even though I am nervous, I am also very excited and really looking forward to the concert.”

Singing 3 FinalHannah says the experience of singing professionally for the first time will be very special. “To sing with a choir and a full orchestra will be a wonderful experience and I will definitely chat to the other professional singers and see how they prepare for the concert,” she said. “It will be amazing to perform the Solo Soprano and I am very excited and really looking forward to the whole day.”

Sara Reynolds, the Director of Performing Arts at Seaford College, is delighted that the two girls will be making their professional debuts on Saturday. “For both Lexie and Hannah making their professional debuts is a huge moment and I am very proud of them,” she said. “Both want to be professional singers so they will gain a huge amount from the experience of performing Handel’s Messiah on Saturday and they deserve this opportunity. It will be a proud day not only for them but also for Seaford College.”

To watch Lexie and Hannah rehearsing for their professional debut at the Wantage Choral Society concert watch the video below

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