Burgess Hill school pupil sings with West End superstars

Chay Logan Webber, 12, with record producer, Robert Page (left) and  musical director, Jae Alexander (right)
Chay Logan Webber, 12, with record producer, Robert Page (left) and musical director, Jae Alexander (right)

A Burgess Hill school pupil has been living her West End dream.

Chay Logan Webber, 12, a pupil of St Paul’s Catholic College, has been singing with West End superstars to produce a Christmas hit single, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Childline.

The school pupil has helped produce the Christmas hit single with the West End stars

The school pupil has helped produce the Christmas hit single with the West End stars

The single, “If We Only Have Love” which is being released on December 9, is to raise vital funds for the NSPCC’s helpline.

The 12-year-old won a Facebook competition in June, to sing in the West End.

After meeting the stars, she received a phone call asking her to come back and take part in the Christmas single.

She said: “I was completley speechless and it made me feel very privileged and happy.”

Chay with a West End star who plays Aladdin

Chay with a West End star who plays Aladdin

“It has been so exciting to work with famous stars, who have worked so hard to get to where they are and is exactly what I want to do when I am grown up.”

Chay said the biggest highlight has been working with Ben Forster, who currently plays Phantom, in the Phantom of Opera.

Other West End singers include Claire Sweeney, who has starred in Chicago, and stars from Mama Mia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Les Miserables.

Suzanne Richardson, fundraising manager at the NSPCC, said the charity are ‘delighted’ to be benefiting from the single.

The track will be available for pre-order from December 2

The track will be available for pre-order from December 2

She added: “I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone involved. All the money raised will go towards funding Childline, which takes calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week from young people across the UK who feel they have no-where else to turn.”

Chay’s sister, Harris, 18, will also appear in the music video and is no stranger to the West End, after appearing in Les Miserables, when she was eight.

She now studies Musical Theatre at university and hopes to land a full-time spot in the West End in the future.

Chay hopes to land a spot at the BRIT School in the future, which has been home to many current stars.

She was also offered a spot at the Sylvia Young Theatre, after meeting founder, Sylvia Young at rehearsals.

School children from the theatre company will also appear in the Christmas music video and appear regularly in West End musicals.

The track will be available for pre-order from December 2 and can be downloaded from December 9 from all usual digital Stores.

The video will be available to watch on YouTube from December 2.

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