Katherine Jenkins to play Thetford Forest Live concert this summer

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Superstar diva, Katherine Jenkins OBE has announced a special concert this summer, appearing at Thetford Forest as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert calendar.

Katherine Jenkins is the world’s most prolific classical crossover artist. In 2003 she signed the biggest-ever recording contract for a classical artist and has since become the premiere ambassador of bringing classical music to a mainstream audience.

Her stratospheric rise made Katherine the fastest-selling mezzo-soprano ever. To date, Katherine has released nine studio albums, all of which have sold in excess of seven million copies and gone platinum around the world.

She has received numerous awards for her recordings, including two Classical BRITS for the coveted Album of the Year Award. Due to international demand, Katherine spends much of her time touring the world.

In 2013 alone she toured South Africa, the US, China, Japan, Abu Dhabi, and also continental Europe, cementing her position as one of the UK’s greatest musical exports. Her most recent accolade is receiving an OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours List for services to music and charity, in particular, her work with the armed forces.

The concert will include a selection of Katherine Jenkins favourite works as well as classic proms repertoire.

Katherine last played the venue to a capacity crowd in 2008, and said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my forest debut which was a little while ago now so I am delighted to be returning to Thetford Forest again in the summer. I hope to see everyone there!”

The concert announcement coincides with the news that Katherine has renewed her relationship with the world’s No.1 Classic label, Decca Records - signing a deal which will see the nation’s favourite songstress release her next album in the autumn of 2014.

She is set to play Thetford Forest on Saturday, July 12, with the National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Anthony Inglis. Tickets cost £39.50 and go on sale at 9am on Friday, January 31, from the Forestry Commission box office. Call 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music