After nearly being unable to attend the Christmas concert of Pope Francis, Katherine Jenkins’ show for Pope Francis went on yesterday evening.
After her bags were lost on the way to Rome, the Welsh classical singer warned that she may have to withdraw from Thursday’s Pope Christmas concert.
She later stated on Instagram that she believed “the show must continue” and that to “not let anyone down”, I would have continued in a bathrobe if necessary.
The 42-year old said that she was reunited her belongings, including her dress, before she took to the stage at the Auditorium Conciliazione for her annual concert.
She shared with her 118,000 Instagram followers that the dresses arrived “thankfully” 20 minutes before the performance on Saturday.
On Instagram, she stated that she was forced to wear “trainers” and that a nearby member of the orchestra wore “tuxedo tails” during Friday’s “filmed rehearsal”.
Later, she wrote: “Basilica de San Francesco d’Assisi – What a beautiful place: in town, in basilica & in people & music.
“Thanks for having me, Merry Christmas! (The concert will be aired on television on Christmas Day, following the Pope’s address.
“The show must go on!” I live by the motto. To ensure that no one is left behind, I would have taken on a bathrobe if it was necessary. However, the dresses arrived 20 minutes before the performance.
“A Christmas miracle one brother said!”
Jenkins expressed her frustration via Twitter on Thursday. She wrote: “OMG! @British_Airways lost my bags AGAIN
She said, “I feel so disappointed as I won’t be able to perform. This must be resolved.
British Airways’ official Twitter account responded to Jenkins’ post by asking Jenkins to send them a direct message along with her contact information so they could track down her luggage.
British Airways spokeswoman said that they were doing all they can to get the customer their lost baggage back as quickly as possible.
“We apologize for any inconvenience caused.”