date set for the north
Helen Harper Caernarfon Herald
WALES' latest opera singing sensation is busy preparing
for her first performance in North Wales.
Jenkins, 23, who visited Caernarfon last October, will be
returning to North Wales this month to promote her new album.
will be released on April 19 and includes a selection of
classical music songs by the graduate of the Royal Academy
told the Herald: "My album comes out on April 19 and
includes a mixture of all different types of classical music.
It is easy listening and has three Welsh songs on there
and I'm very happy with it. It was an absolute dream to
make my first CD and I hope that other people like it too."
her visit to Caernarfon, she has supported Anglesey's Aled
Jones, performed in Max Boyce's concerts at the Sydney Opera
House, and at a concert to mark the Pope's Silver Jubilee.
continued: "Time has been flying really quickly. The
show with Aled Jones went really well. It was lovely and
I got to go out and meet the audience afterwards. Aled was
performing at the Sydney Opera House was awesome, without
a doubt it was my dream to perform there, and Max was so
friendly. The concert hall was filled, with as far as I
could see, Welsh people with flags and costumes. It was
a lovely atmosphere.
I took part in the service in honour of the Pope and I sang
Ave Maria. I had never seen Westminster Cathedral so packed.
You couldn't have fitted more people in there!"
Katherine is about to embark on a tour of Great Britain
alongside New Zealand singing sensation Hayley Westenra,
who performed with Bryn Terfel at last year's Faenol Festival.
continued: "I start my tour on March 20 and on March
21, I am in Llandudno. I have met Hayley and we will be
singing some duets together so we met up before Christmas
to decide what music we will be doing and I am really looking
forward to it. I have never performed in North Wales before,
so I am looking forward to that."
Katherine Jenkins and Hayley Westenra at the
North Wales Theatre, in Llandudno, on Sunday,
March 21. For more information phone the theatre on
see her performing at the start of the Wales v France game
thanks to Roger Mansbridge
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