Suffolk singer Christina Johnston to perform in Framlingham after signing to former Girls Aloud manager
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A Suffolk singing sensation has signed to a new manager behind some of the most successful pop acts in recent history – but has one last hometown charity concert to perform.
Christina Johnston will be singing in support of the “amazing” Beehive Nakuru charity at the Grade I listed St Michael’s Church in Framlingham on Saturday.
The coloratura soprano singer, who attended Framlingham College, but spent much of her early career in Prague performing for royalty and international dignitaries, said the concert was her last scheduled for Suffolk.
The classical chart-topper has recently signed to Hillary Shaw’s Shaw Thing Management company in London and said she was excited by the new representation and said “big things are to come soon”.
Shaw managed 80s pop sensation Bananarama for more than a decade and more recently represented Girls Aloud, during which the group achieved a record-breaking 20 consecutive top 10 singles. She was also responsible for launching the solo careers of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Kimberly Walsh and Nicola Roberts after the group went their separate ways.
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Christina said that before embarking upon the exciting new stage of her musical career, she wanted to let the people of Suffolk know about the “amazing” Beehives Nakuru and its important work helping vulnerable young child-mothers in Kenya. “It means so much to my heart and I want to raise as much money for them as possible,” she added.
Saturday’s concert will see the internationally acclaimed singer perform “A Night at the Movies”, featuring songs from popular films including The Greatest Showman, Good and The Mission.
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Accompanying Christina will be talented pianist Geoff Lavery, whose work has seen him conduct many orchestral and choral performances as well as musicals.
“It will be a spectacular concert that will take you on a journey through your favourite films,” said a concert spokesman.
“All profits made will be for The Beehive Nakuru charity.”
Christina has performed regularly in Framlingham including to kick-off her “homecoming tour” last summer.
Tickets for the event, which starts at 6pm can be bought for £11 from www.ticketline.co.uk/christina-johnston or by calling 07773 679527 or 07787 296638.