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Two young singers step into the spotlight


TWO talented youngsters will enjoy the exhilarating experience of singing alongside a live professional orchestra, when Carrot Productions bring The Snowman to the Parr Hall, Warrington.

Ten-year-old Jake Guile, from Woolston will perform the much-loved Walking in the Air solo which lies at the heart of The Snowman on December 20 at the afternoon performance at 1.45pm.  Ruby Finch, aged 13, takes the role at 7.00pm in the evening. Both singers were selected by audition last month.

This year alongside The Snowman, Warrington audiences will be able to see an exclusive animated film of the award-winning book The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield. This beautifully-illustrated tale of music, friendship and adventure was first brought to the big screen in 2017, in a specially commissioned version by Carrot Productions which captures the essence of the original. With music by Daniel Whibley played live by a professional orchestra, and a narration recorded by superstar Joanna Lumley this entrancing creation looks set to become a family favourite for the next generation, judging by how well it was received last year.

As well as delivering these two absorbing stories to their audience, Carrot Productions’ performances also include other key elements, which make them so popular with parents and children alike:

An orchestra drawn from some of the top musicians in the country, many of who are members of such orchestras as The Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic.

Every performance features a young soloist local to the area singing the haunting Walking in the Air solo which lies at the heart of the Snowman. Auditions are held in the Autumn, with local Music Hubs and Cathedral Choirmasters helping to find suitable soloists to take up this superb performance opportunity.

This is the sixth annual tour by Carrot Productions. Already the most prolific performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra in the world, this year they are taking their shows to more venues than ever before: 16 venues countrywide.


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