“A Heavenly Gift” with Christina Johnston

On Saturday 23rd November at 7.30pm, at St Augustine’s Church, Ipswich, internationally acclaimed Classical Chart topper Christina Johnston, who has graced opera stages all over the world, will be bringing the sound of heaven to you, accompanied by the very talented pianist, Jade Hey.

Despite her young age Christina has addressed audiences all over the U.K., Europe, Asia and South America, regularly singing with various conductors and orchestras all over Europe and on numerous solo tours with orchestra around Czech Republic, Slovakia, China and South America.

On numerous occasions Christina has sung for various Heads of State, most notably regularly singing for the President of the Czech Republic, President of the People’s Republic of China and various Presidents of EU Countries. She was also invited by the Chinese President to China to sing for the 70 year celebrations of the end of World War II and was chosen by the Ambassador of Israel to sing in Hebrew in Prague’s famous St Vitus Cathedral for the Day of Jerusalem, broadcast live to the Mayor of Jerusalem.

Jade is an accomplished pianist playing for events, rehearsals and concerts and is also a Musical Director. She teaches music and drama at Northgate High School as well as musical theatre and singing for the new full-time foundation course at the Children’s Theatre Company. Recent accolades include Les Misérables and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers with the Children’s Theatre Company and Grease with Northgate High School.  Current projects include Oliver at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds, The Slipper and the Rose at the Riverside Theatre Woodbridge and Legally Blonde next year at Jerwood House, Dance East on the Waterfront in Ipswich.

A Heavenly Gift will feature beautiful songs from Mozart to Andrew Lloyd Webber. It will be a beautiful concert that will take you on a journey through your favourite sacred arias and songs. This very special evening will transport you on a heavenly journey, leaving you uplifted and ready for Advent.

This purpose of the evening is to raise vital funds for The Beehive charity, a home dedicated to the rehabilitation, education and loving support of vulnerable child-mothers and their babies in Nakuru, Kenya; set up by Jane and Alan Hutt from Rendlesham in Sept 2013. Jane and Alan saw a need that wasn’t being met to help girls, sometimes as young as nine, finding themselves pregnant and having to face choices they should never have to face.

The Beehive receives no government funding and relies 100% on donations. All the money raised from the event will be used for the running of the two Beehive homes: rent, utility bills, food, wages for staff, medical & health care, education fees and living costs for the girls and babies.

“A Heavenly Gift” of an evening of beautiful songs with acclaimed Classical Chart topper Christina Johnston will be at St Augustine’s Church, Ipswich on 23rd November, 7.30pm.

Ticket price: £12 – no specified seat allocation. To purchase tickets, contact Ruth Leigh on 07961 025352 or thepaellalady@gmail.com.

Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks will be available for purchase in the interval.

For more information visit christinajohnstonofficial.co.uk.