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The Classical BRIT Awards 2009 with NS&I will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Thursday 14th May with performances from teenage soprano sensation Faryl Smith, world renowned tenor Plácido Domingo and Roman Catholic Fathers, The Priests.
The annual prestigious award ceremony will also welcome to the stage the world's biggest selling female classical artist, Katherine Jenkins and legendary tenor José Carreras , who will be awarded the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.
Having recently released the fastest selling classical debut solo album in history, young soprano Faryl Smith will soon make history again as the youngest ever solo artist to perform at The Classical BRIT Awards.
It will also be a momentous occasion for The Priests as they make their live UK performance debut ahead of their nationwide tour in June. In the past six months, the three Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland have achieved world-wide fame with their chart topping self-titled album.
With a career spanning 50 years and 128 opera roles, Spanish tenor Plàcido Domingo has built up a reputation as one of the all time great tenors. He is also widely known as one of 'The Three Tenors' alongside José Carreras and the late Luciano Pavarotti .
Returning for a second year, Myleene Klass will host The Classical BRIT Awards 2009 with NS&I on Thursday 14 May at the beautiful Royal Albert Hall in London.