Ipswich: Classical star Laura Wright joins Film Night Spectacular line-up

Laura Wright will perform at Ipswich's Film Night Spectacular

Laura Wright will perform at Ipswich's Film Night Spectacular - Credit: Archant

Soprano star Laura Wright and Wattisham Military Wives Choir have been added to the line-up of the Film Night Spectacular.

Wattisham Military Wives Choir are also on the bill

Wattisham Military Wives Choir are also on the bill - Credit: Archant

With more than a million album sales under her belt, Suffolk-born performer Laura has been one of the biggest selling classical artists this decade and the first female singer since Katherine Jenkins to reach number one in the classical Chart with her album The Last Rose.

“Suffolk in the summer is a wonderful place to be and the film night in Christchurch Park is set to be a great evening for all the family,” says the 22-year-old Royal College of Music opera student, who completed a UK tour with tenor Alfie Boe and the Queen’s Jubilee tour with Russell Watson last year.

“I’m looking forward to working with Brian Blessed after meeting him at other events and seeing his wonderful work, he really does have an amazing film career. I think it will be a rather special night, I’m really looking forward to performing some of my favourite songs in my home county.”

Laura, who became the first soprano to perform at the Olympic Stadium and who opened the iTunes Festival for Andrea Bocelli last autumn also performed for the Queen more times than any other artist in 2012.

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Members of the Wattisham Military Wives Choir have performed at both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert and the Classical Brit Awards as well as recording their hit single Sing at the famous Abbey Road studios with Gary Barlow and Gareth Malone.

“We’re very much looking forward to performing in Christchurch Park in July. We’ve been lucky enough to sing at some incredible events to date and the combination of film music, Brian, Laura and fireworks sounds like a perfect combination. I’m sure it will be fabulous night,” says Anna Lewis, performance co-ordinator for the choir who will sing in the park before the concert.

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The Film Night Spectacular, in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park, July 6, is part of this year’s Ipswich Arts Festival and will be hosted by acting legend Blessed.

Music will include everything from Bond and Mission Impossible to Jurassic Park and the Great Escape, rounded off by a firework finale.

Gates open at 6pm so audience members can enjoy a picnic before the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are available from the Regent Theatre and the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre and online at www.ipswichregent.com

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