28 Nov 2012

Libby Griffiths, a pupil at Sibford School near Banbury in Oxfordshire, is to be one of two lead vocalists on a new single that is set to battle for the Christmas number one spot!

And she will be backed by more than 30 of her classmates who will be part of an expected 400 strong choir of school children.

The charity single, ‘Dare Make a Wish’ is from a new musical called ‘The Land of Sometimes’ which tells the magical story of two twins, Alfie and Elise, who go on a journey to a far away land and along the way meet the most eccentric characters who all have their own songs.

Auditions took place in Banbury to search for two children to voice the twins on the single. Youngsters came from all over Oxfordshire and were asked to perform in front of a panel which included the single’s musical director, Mo Westworth and Marc Marot, former president of Island Records and now chairman of the Crown Talent and Media Group who manage Jessie J.

Ten-year-old Libby was selected to take the part of Elise and 12-year-old Will Homewood, a pupil at The Warriner School in Bloxham, was chosen to sing the role of Alfie.

The single will be recorded on 28 November and will be released on iTunes from December 9, with proceeds going to Dyslexia Action.

Mo Westworth said: “Isadora who sings the part of Elise on the CD of the whole musical is dyslexic and felt that her involvement in recording The Land of Sometimes boosted her confidence and helped her overcome her learning difficulties. We therefore decided to use the single to raise funds for Dyslexia Action.

“By coincidence, Libby is also dyslexic, which the panel had no idea of until after she won the part.”

Danielle Perrin from Dyslexia Action said: “We are so grateful for being the partner charity of the single. The money raised will be used to help change many lives and help to break down the barriers in education that those living with dyslexia face.”

Libby is pictured in front of the Land of Sometimes website and her character Elise.

To enter the world of The Land of Sometimes visit: http://www.thelandofsometimes.com