Angelis was a British classical singing group created by Simon Cowell. It was initially formed in early 2006 and was made up of six children, who were then aged between 11 and 14. The children were discovered during nationwide auditions led by Ron Corp and from recommendations and contacts with some UK choirs, including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and New London Children's Choir. Their eponymous debut album was released on 6 November 2006. It sold over 350,000 copies and reached platinum status. The group members received a platinum disc on GMTV. In early 2007 Simon Cowell fired the six children partly as a result of complications with a planned overseas tour.