Singer-songwriter, Kirsty Bertarelli has teamed up with a youth choir from the YMCA North Staffordshire in Stoke to record a new single for Christmas. The song, “The Ghosts of Christmas Past”, was written by Kirsty and, in order to give it some extra power during the crescendo, she enlisted the help of a young choir from her home town none of whom had ever set foot in a professional recording studio before.
Kirsty has a long standing relationship with the YMCA in Stoke, and has hosted talent competitions for the young people who use and are supported by it, and funds a number of creative arts projects there.
The recording was made in Abbey Road’s huge Studio One – the world’s largest purpose-built recording studio. The choir was joined by Kirsty’s band, as well as by the legendary Nick Mason (of Pink Floyd fame) on drums.
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