Katherine Jenkins is the UK’s most famous mezzo-soprano. Possessing extraordinary vocals, her angelic voice has led her to release 14 number-one albums. She was named The Biggest Selling Classical Artist of the Century by Classic Fm and is a favourite of the British Royal Family. Kathrine’s debut performance at the Sydney Opera House was so well received, that immediately after, she began receiving invitations to sing for Presidents, Popes, and Princes.
It was at St David’s choir in South Wales where Katherine’s journey began. She learned how to sing during choir practice and quickly stood out for her amazing vocals. However, it wasn’t until Katherine's 22nd birthday that she started to sing professionally, alongside her teaching job. She rose to prominence after an exceptional performance at Westminster Cathedral in honour of People John Paull II in 2003 and became a talisman for the Welsh rugby team where she would sing the anthem before important international matches. Katherine signed the biggest recording deal in UK classical music history, shortly after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music. It wasn’t long before she released her debut album which became the first classical number one album in the UK.
In her capacity as a National Treasure, Katherine is involved with many charitable organisations and holds many positions including Ambassador for Prince William’s TUSK Trust, Patron of The Wilderness Foundation, Ambassador for Macmillan, and trustee of The British Forces Foundation. In 2013 she was presented with an OBE for singing to British troops in conflict zones. Maintaining her charitable work, she dedicated much of her time in 2020 to performing morale-boosting concerts during the lockdown, making 25 such concerts which attracted millions of people.
A popular choice for royal events, Katherine has sung at several key occasions including The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Coronation Concerts, 90th birthday and recently the Platinum Jubilee. Furthermore, she has performed with many of the leading artists such as Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, Kylie Minogue, and Michael Bolton among others. Katherine has appeared as a mentor on ITV’s Popstar to Operastar, played Abigail in the BBC’s Dr Who Christmas special and came second in the US show Dancing with the Stars in 2012. Katherine also has regular appearances on BBC’s Songs of Praise.