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Suffolk soprano performs in Czech Republic concert to mark anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

PUBLISHED: 15:00 17 February 2016

Christina Johnston performs at a concert to mark Shakespeare's 400th anniversary in the Czech Republic

Christina Johnston performs at a concert to mark Shakespeare's 400th anniversary in the Czech Republic

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A former Framlingham College pupil has performed in a celebratory concert in the Czech Republic to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

Suffolk soprano Christina Johnston performed alongside the Bohuslav MartinůPhilharmonic Orchestra for the concert last Thursday, featuring operatic versions of Shakespeare’s love tragedies including Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.

Ms Johnston said: “It was an honour to be part of this concert, especially with my English heritage.

“The audience were thrilled and filled with excitement throughout the concert.

“It was wonderful to see how Shakespeare’s works can inspire people even today.”

She will return to Suffolk to perform songs from her new album Blessing, as well as some of the Shakespeare-inspired arias, at Framlingham Church on April 8 and 9.

The concert will be raising money for Annie’s Challenge, a charity which raises money for brain cancer sufferers.


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