Singers off on high note

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS - Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

THREE Fre­man­tle teenagers are trav­el­ling to the other side of the world this month to sing as part of Aus­tralia’s most pres­ti­gious all-girls choir.

East Fre­man­tle’s Maya Bar­nett (16) and Ang­harad McEvoy (16) and White Gum Val­ley’s So­phie Dou­glas (13) will join the Aus­tralian Girls Choir on a three-week tour through the United States, in­clud­ing per­form­ing at Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios and singing the na­tional an­them at a high school foot­ball game.

Ang­harad said she had al­ways loved singing from a very early age and was look­ing for­ward to be­ing able to do it while she trav­elled in a dif­fer­ent coun­try.

“I am ex­tremely ex­cited about this trip as I feel it will give me huge ex­pe­ri­ence in the field and give me a real feel for what be­ing a per­former is about,” she said.

“I am most look­ing for­ward not only to per­form­ing and singing in many dif­fer­ent places and en­vi­ron­ments but also to meet­ing my host fam­i­lies, mak­ing new friends and learn­ing to be­come more in­de­pen­dent.”

Maya said she was look­ing for­ward to go­ing to the US for the first time and get­ting in some sight­see­ing at places such as the Grand Canyon when they were not per­form­ing.

So­phie said she was “re­ally ex­cited” for the tour, de­spite some nerves.

“I’m just a lit­tle bit ner­vous about be­ing away from home for that long and I’m not used to spend­ing a lot of time away from my fam­ily and friends so that could be a chal­lenge, but I think that once I’m there it will be all worth it,” she said.

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Ang­harad McEvoy and So­phie Dou­glas are look­ing for­ward to their tour.

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