Join internationally renowned classical artist Gemma Turner performing as the Katherine Jenkins Experience. She performs a stunning tribute to the Welsh singing sensation, the world’s most prolific classical crossover artist.
In 2003 she signed the biggest-ever recording contract for a classical artist. Since then she has become the premiere ambassador of bringing classical music to a mainstream audience and now the Katherine Jenkins Experience keeps that mission alive.
She is cherished as one of Britain’s favourite singers. Equally at home performing in her homeland Wales or performing on international TV shows such as The X Factor.
Katherine Jenkins Experience – Gemma Turner
Katherine Maria Jenkins OBE (born 29 June 1980) is a Welsh lyric mezzo-soprano, singer/songwriter. She is a popular classical-crossover singer who performs across a spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, musical theatre and hymns. Jenkins first came to public attention when she sang at Westminster Cathedral honouring Pope John Paul II’s silver jubilee in October 2003 and then supporting Aled Jones on tour.
At the Rugby World Cup in 2003 she made her Sydney Opera House debut as a guest of fellow Welshman, Max Boyce and, in August 2004, her first USA appearance, supporting Hayley Westenra at Joe’s Pub in New York City. After Jenkins and Dame Vera Lynn were together at centre stage at the 60th Anniversary of VE Day in 2005 during the song “We’ll Meet Again”, the newspapers dubbed Jenkins “the new Forces’ Sweetheart”, a nickname given to Lynn during World War II.
Lynn had said to Jenkins that she ought to “go out and entertain the troops,” which Jenkins promised she would. In December 2005 and 2006 Jenkins travelled to Iraq to entertain the soldiers for Christmas. On her first visit to Iraq in 2005, when travelling to Shaibah, the largest British base in Southern Iraq, the helicopter she was travelling in was targeted by missiles. Anti-missile flares were deployed and the group landed safely. (Wikipedia).