A Prestonian who was discovered by Gary Barlow is to star at a candlelight concert in aid of a local cancer charity.
Classical pop crossover singer Camilla Kerslake, who lived in Nateby, near Garstang as a child, will head a stellar line up at the Rosemere Cancer Trust’s Valentine Concert on February 15 in Blackburn Cathedral next year.
Kerslake, a PNE fan who performed on the Deepdale turf for Sir Tom Finney’s 90th birthday celebrations, was Gary Barlow’s protégé and the first singer to signed to his personal record label.
She first caught public attention in 2010, when she sang the National Anthem at Wembley Stadium’s League Cup final between Manchester United and Aston Villa.
Her debut album, released in 2009 and entitled Camilla Kerslake, won her a Classical Brit nomination for Best Album. Her second, called Moments, came out last year.
The annual concert is Rosemere’s biggest event of the year and raises funds for local cancer research, patient welfare projects, additional equipment and training not provided by the NHS.
Sue Thompson, Chief Officer at Rosemere Cancer Foundation said: “The Valentine’s Concert in aid of Rosemere is always an incredible night, but this year is definitely set to be the best yet with Camilla taking to the stage. We’re expecting tickets to be in demand, so people should definitely get in touch as soon as they can to secure their seat!”
The full line up is still being finalised and more acts will be announced in the coming months.
VIP tickets to the concert, which include canapés, drinks and a goody bag, are priced at £25 while standard tickets, which include a drinks reception and goody bag, are £15.
To register for tickets, call Rosemere on 01772 522913. Businesses wanting to sponsor the event should call Angie Davidson on 01995 603691.