Kettering's Faryl to host charity YouTube concert

The singing sensation is raising cash for a baby bereavement charity

Sunday, 13th June 2021, 9:00 am
Faryl Smith is performing in a concert on YouTube.
Faryl Smith is performing in a concert on YouTube.

From performing to thousands at Wembley to potentially millions on YouTube - it's all in a month's work for Kettering singing sensation Faryl Smith

The 25-year-old soprano is hosting a special concert next Friday (June 18), which will be streamed on the video platform, to raise money for a baby bereavement charity.

It comes after she performed the English and Welsh national anthems under the Wembley arch on three consecutive days in May in the football league play-off finals.

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Faryl Smith is performing in a concert on YouTube.

The socially-distanced concert is being held in aid of Abigail's Footsteps, a baby loss charity which provides support and counselling for bereaved parents and families as well as specialist bereavement training for midwives and healthcare professionals.

Faryl told the Northants Telegraph: "I am honoured to be a vice president for this charity and they do some absolutely amazing work.

"I have wanted to do this concert for a while but of course the pandemic stopped that from happening, so as soon as we were able to do a socially-distanced performance we organised it straight away."

The concert will include arias, classical songs and musical theatre with Faryl, who rose to fame in the 2008 series of Britain’s Got Talent, performing with friends from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, pianist Ashley Beauchamp and tenor Liam McNally.

The concert, which starts at 7.30pm next Friday, can be watch live at https://youtu.be/aSA6-2ImBNw.

To donate to Abigail's Footsteps, visit the fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/abigails-footsteps.

It's now been 15 years since Faryl won 13 awards at the Eisteddfod in Kettering at the age of just 10.

She performed in several music festivals before starring in the ITV talent show.

Music mogul Simon Cowell described her as “literally one in a million”.

In 2010 she was nominated for two Classical BRIT Awards, becoming the youngest artist ever to receive a double nomination.