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Katherine Jenkins – Sacred Arias

2009-06-11 09:02
Sacred Arias
Six albums, three DVDs and a mention on the Sunday Times Rich List all confirm that Katherine Jenkins is a voice to be reckoned with. Sacred Arias cements her success as a crossover artist and not just another pair of lungs belting out operatic numbers we all used to sing at the annual school Christmas carol evening.

Experience the many facets of this Welsh gem on this encompassing album. She takes her skill as a mezzo-soprano very seriously on tracks like "In Paradisum" and "Pie Jesu" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's setting of the Requiem Mass. Elsewhere though, Katherine is having some fun with her voice. "Silent Night" and "Down In The River To Pray" explore the slightly more contemporary side of her range, and it's this juxtaposition that makes her so relatable, and well... loveable.

The most surprising track is her mesmerising rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". As Randall Abrahams told a contestant on Idols, this song requires immense control and understanding. Katherine's use of light and shade is pensive and considerate – just like a true professional.

You don't need to be afraid of buying this CD just because you don't do classical. Katherine makes classical cool, and before you know it, you'll be humming Latin hymns in the shower.

If you've not yet heard of this beautiful blonde, this is the album that will take you over to the light side. Katherine Jenkins is a modern day princess with a voice smoother than Woolies custard.

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Anonymous 2009-06-04 02:36 PM
You can't make out a word when she sings!

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