Framlingham College singer confirmed as special guest for Alfie Boe concert
22nd February 2012
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Former Framlingham College pupil and singer Laura Wright has been confirmed as a special guest of Alfie Boe, the popular English tenor, performing with him this summer on his two dates as part of Forestry Commission Live Music, including a concert in Thetford Forest.

The singer rose to fame as a member of the classical all-girl group All Angels. Her debut solo album, The Last Rose, a collection of folk music with orchestral arrangements, hit the top spot in the Classical Charts when released last summer.

Laura was 15 when she won the BBC Radio 2 Chorister of the Year Competition at Westminster Abbey .  At the time she was developing an exceptional reputation as an all-round sports person, with what looked like an exciting career ahead.  However, that night in Westminster Abbey was to change everything. 

She went on to perform around the country, including taking the Soloist part in John Rutter’s Requiem at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

One thing that Laura still misses about Framlingham College is the enormous scope it gave her to develop her sporting skills, which encompassed hockey, tennis and javelin-throwing but to compensate she has started getting involved in running and cycling events for charity.

Her forest appearance will include her guest support set as well as joining Alfie for part of his show.

Alfie has become established as one of the country’s most popular artists with acclaimed, sell-out, live concerts and two Top Ten, platinum-selling albums in the past 12 months.  He has also performed in numerous West End musicals.

His forest debut will see him performing from his current albums as well as from classical and proms repertoire.  He and Laura will be at Thetford on Friday, July 13, and also at Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, on Saturday, July 21.

Having recorded The Last Rose Laura thinks she's an excellent candidate to become the new English Rose. "There's no English singer for football or rugby events," she points out. "For Wales you have Katherine Jenkins and for New Zealand there's Hayley Westenra, but there's no-one singing for England, a singer who's proud of their English heritage. That's something I'd love to do."

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