English Heritage and Giles Cooper Entertainment (GCE) have announced today (Wednesday 6th December 2017) the next concert to take place at the stunning grounds of Kenwood House in Hampstead in June 2018.
The Heritage Live Concert Series will take place across two weekends in June, 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, Katherine 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’s 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, Katherine 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 the Kenwood concert can expect Katherine to perform the most popular pieces from her successful and diverse career, alongside the illustrious Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by maestro Paul Bateman as well as all the fun of the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ favourites, finishing with a fireworks finale.
For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Concert 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 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 to English Heritage members on Thursday 7th December, and general on sale Friday 8th December through Amazon Tickets
Katherine Jenkins – Sunday 24th June 2018