The Military Wives Choir
Kenwood, 24th Jun 2018
Artist & dates
The Military Wives Choir
24th Jun 2018
English Heritage and Giles Cooper Entertainment (GCE) have announced today the next show as part of the return of live music to the stunning grounds of Kenwood House in Hampstead in June 2018.
The Heritage Live Concert Series will take place across two weekends in June and is a welcome return to the summer calendar at Kenwood, bringing together the best in live music in the most unique of outdoor settings.
Welsh Superstar Mezzo Soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE, has been announced for the series at Kenwood House, performing on Sunday 24th June 2018.
Earlier this year, Jenkins officially became the number one classical music artist of the past 25 years in the Ultimate Classic FM Chart. This record breaking achievement came only a year after celebrating 12 number one albums in 12 years since signing to Universal Classics at the tender age of 23.
It is the latest in a long line of stunning achievements in Katherine Jenkins’ career, having sold out tours across the world, performed with the likes of Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras, and is a favourite of the Royal Family, having been invited to sing 'God Save The Queen' at Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, perform at HM The Queen’s Coronation Concerts at Buckingham Palace and more recently at Her Majesty's 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle.
Also known as ‘The Forces Sweetheart’ in recognition of her charity work, having become a trustee of the British Forces Foundation in 2005, Jenkins proved her versatile talent this year, wowing audiences and critics alike with her West-End debut as ‘Julie Jordan’ in the Rodgers and Hammerstein production ‘Carousel’.
Audience members at Kenwood Park can expect Katherine Jenkins performing pieces from throughout her successful and diverse career, alongside the illustrious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by maestro Anthony Inglis.
For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK. Having performed worldwide to sold out audiences, and with a wider reach than any other UK large ensemble, they have truly become Britain’s national orchestra.
On the show, Katherine Jenkins said: “Kenwood House couldn't be a more stunning, dreamy and perfect setting for an open-air concert and I'm thrilled to have been asked to return in 2018.”
Tickets go on sale today to English Heritage members and on general sale tomorrow, Friday 8th December 2017.
Giles Cooper, the Managing Director of GCE, has been involved in some of the most memorable live experiences in the UK for almost three decades, including variety shows such as Sunday Night At The Palladium, and is the Chairman and Executive Producer of the annual Royal Variety Performance. He said: “We can’t think of anyone better to close our series of 2018 concerts at Kenwood House than Katherine Jenkins and look forward to a spectacular ‘last Night of the Proms’ evening with a fireworks finale”