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06.12.16 - Abigail Melts Hearts on The Snowman Tour

Everyone loves Raymond Briggs’ classic The Snowman™. It’s a true piece of Christmas magic. Just ask Year 10’s Abigail Yarnell. She was part of the cast of The Snowman Tour that performed at a packed Derby Riverside Centre on 4th December 2016.

Abigail sang a world premiere of a newly composed Cinderella score in front of a full house of over 800 people. She was accompanied by a professional 26 piece orchestra made up of some of the top musicians in the country. They played the original score whilst the muched-loved film was shown on a large screen.

Almost overwhelmed by the whole experience, Abigail said: “I was incredibly excited to be part of The Snowman Tour. What an honour it was to start the tour off in Derby. I especially enjoyed performing with such a prestigious live orchestra.”

Abigail’s mother, Marie added: “I’m bursting with pride; Abigail’s performance alongside Carrot Productions’ talented world class musicians was so magical to watch! I’m so grateful for all the support Mr Swindell, Ms Springall and everyone at Ockbrook School has given Abigail.”

Abigail was one of 12 talented young Derbyshire singers chosen to perform as part of The Snowman Tour. Carrot Productions brought the hugely popular film to the big screen at venues in Derby, Chesterfield and Matlock before touring the UK.