Award-winning singer Katherine Jenkins
Award-winning singer Katherine Jenkins

Superstar diva, Katherine Jenkins OBE has announced a special concert this summer, appearing 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.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission, bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on caring for this internationally important tree collection and improving the arboretum for both people and wildlife.

With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the concerts are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

The concert will include a selection of Katherine’s favourite works as well as classic proms repertoire. As part of Forest Live, Katherine Jenkins, with the National Symphony Orchestra, will be appearing in this region in Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk, on Saturday, July 12.

To stand the chance of winning a pair of tickets to this magnificent concert, all you have to do is tell us the name of the country that Katherine originally hails from.

Write your answer on a postcard with your name, address and contact details, and post it to:

Diss Express Katherine Jenkins Competition

Norfolk and Suffolk House

Mere Street



IP22 4AE

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, July 2. The usual Diss Express competition rules apply - no correspondence will be entered into or taken into account, and the editor’s decision is final.

For tickets and more information, call the box office on 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music