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In pictures: Classical Brit Awards

Myleene Klass

Musician and TV presenter Myleene Klass hosted this year's Classical Brit Awards, which were held at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Faryl Smith and Katherine Jenkins

Faryl Smith, who found fame on last year's Britain's Got Talent show, and Katherine Jenkins both performed at the event.

 Jose Carreras, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall presented Spanish tenor Jose Carreras with the lifetime achievement award as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa looked on.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards scooped the prize for album of the year with Spirit of the Glen: Journey. The record was made in Iraq during their tour of duty.

Alison Balsom and Darcey Bussell

Trumpeter Alison Balsom (left) became the first Briton in the history of the awards to win female artist of the year. Ballet dancer Darcey Bussell was also at the ceremony.

Elizabeth Watts and Hayley Westenra

Elizabeth Watts (left) and Hayley Westenra were both nominated for awards, but went home empty-handed.

All Angels

Classical group All Angels attended the ceremony at which Oscar-winning movie The Dark Knight took soundtrack of the year.

Herbie Hancock Lang Lang and Jonathan Ansell  pose for photographers on the red carpet.

Jazz composer Herbie Hancock, pianist Lang Lang and singer Jonathan Ansell pose for photographers on the red carpet.

The Priests

Classical musical group The Priests, whose eponymous 2008 album went to number five in the album charts, were also at the awards.

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