Welwyn Garden City opera singer won’t take snow for an answer

Gemma: 1, Emma: 0. Picture: supplied by Gemma Turner

Gemma: 1, Emma: 0. Picture: supplied by Gemma Turner - Credit: supplied by Gemma Turner

Storm Emma wreaked havoc in Welwyn Hatfield last week - but met her match with plucky singer Gemma.

Someone get this girl a cardigan! Picture: supplied by Gemma Turner

Someone get this girl a cardigan! Picture: supplied by Gemma Turner - Credit: supplied by Gemma Turner

Trains, buses and roads were all disrupted last week and over the weekend thanks to heavy snowfall and low visibility.

But one determined young songstress wasn’t about to let the plummeting temperatures beat her.

Professional opera singer Gemma Turner, from Welwyn Garden City, was facing a battle against the elements to make it to her concert in Surrey on Saturday March 3.

But she wasn’t going to let the snow beat her, and commandeered her dad’s Land Rover fully dressed in her concert ball gown.

Snow queen: Gemma on her way to her concert. Picture: supplied by Gemma Turner

Snow queen: Gemma on her way to her concert. Picture: supplied by Gemma Turner - Credit: supplied by Gemma Turner

She said defiantly: “The weather conditions were so bad, but I have never not done a performance, and this show wasn’t going to be any different!”

In low visibility and heavy snow, she persevered to make the one and a half hour journey to West Byfleet golf club, and even got there early.

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She said: “They were so chuffed that I’d made it.

“It’s going to take more than Storm Emma to stop Gemma!”

To read more about Gemma’s singing, see www.gemmaturner.co.uk

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