Katherine Jenkins to host new Classic FM show

4 April 2013, 09:00 | Updated: 4 April 2013, 09:53

Welsh mezzo-soprano singing star Katherine Jenkins will join Classic FM to host a new 12-part series starting at 9pm on Sunday 9th June.

Katherine Jenkins is to join Classic FM to host a new programme called The Katherine Jenkins Collection. The show, hosted by Jenkins, will introduce listeners to classical music with pieces she believes are essential to any newcomer to the genre.

Jenkins commented on the show, which will begin at 9pm on Sunday 9th June and continue for 12 weeks: "I've listened to Classic FM for years, and the station has been a great friend to me throughout my career – so I'm delighted to now be joining the team as a presenter."

The singer also explained the aim of The Katherine Jenkins Collection: "This new series will hopefully do what Classic FM does best: introduce many people to classical music for the very first time, whilst also offering something special for those who are already familiar with this wonderful music. I can't wait to get started!"

Jenkins made her Classic FM debut with a programme entitled 'Christmas at Katherine's' in December last year.

Currently on a co-headlined European tour with pop-opera foursome Il Divo, Jenkins has previously been the recipient of several Classic BRIT Awards and has enjoyed enormous popular success thanks to her crossover style and various appearances on television.