Soprano superstar Katherine Jenkins performs in Burton Agnes

World-famous diva Katherine Jenkins performed to a crowd of 1,500 people during her recent visit to Burton Agnes.

By Hannah Worrall
Tuesday, 3rd June 2014, 11:16 am
Katherine Jenkins concert at The Blue Bell, Burton Agnes.
Katherine Jenkins concert at The Blue Bell, Burton Agnes.

The Welsh Mezzo Soprano sang on Saturday night at The Blue Bell Hotel and was joined on stage by Bridlington teenager Emmie Beckitt, 14, of Belgrave Road.

Jenkins, who picked up an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list, was backed by the 32-piece National Symphony Orchestra and was also joined on the night by vocal group Celeste, electric string quartet Bond and musician Tomas Farcas.

Alan Wilson, who runs The Blue Bell Hotel and organised the event, said: “You just couldn’t believe what was going on. Arguably the biggest diva on the planet was singing in the grounds of The Blue Bell Hotel and absolutely wowed the crowd.”

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On Friday night Katrina, from Katrina and the Waves, 80’s pop star Paul Young, Toploader and Kyan Blackwood performed at the village venue.

Mr Wilson said: “The crowd can get so close to the action, I think that is the key to its success. Katrina on Friday climbed down onto the ground, she stole the show on Friday.”

At the event Mr Wilson announced the latest act to be confirmed to play at The Blue Bell as magician Dynamo. The date of his performance has not yet been set.

For a full report and photographs from Saturday night see this week’s Bridlington Free Press, out on Thursday 5 June.