Song Recital Leigh Music Society

Song Recital Leigh Music Society

This year marks the 47th Season of Leigh Music Society and it was a pleasure to perform a recital with Duncan Glenday on 2nd Feb 2020. The Society present seven concerts a year between September and March on Sunday afternoons in the Derby Room, above the library...

Mahler Symphony No.2 Kings College Chapel, Cambridge

Mahler Symphony No.2 Kings College Chapel, Cambridge

On Saturday 18th January 2020 I performed as part of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.2 at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge for the Cambridge University Music Society . Andrew Gourlay conducted members of the Cambridge University Sinfonia and Wind Orchestra and the...

Live at St Wilfrid’s 2019

Live at St Wilfrid’s 2019

Live at St Wilfrid’s is an annual series of live classical music concerts that take place at St Wilfrid’s Church - located, in a picturesque village on Church Lane, in the oldest part in Grappenhall, Warrington. Grappenhall is not too far from both Liverpool and...

Sea Pictures at Scarborough – Ryedale Festival

Sea Pictures at Scarborough – Ryedale Festival

Scarborough Spa, Ryedale Festival Every year, the Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world, both established and emerging, to perform a wide-ranging and distinctive programme in the many spectacular venues in and around Ryedale, North...

Remembering Ferrier – Uppermill Music Festival

Remembering Ferrier – Uppermill Music Festival

Uppermill, Music Festival I was so glad to be able to return to the Uppermill Summer Music Festival in July 2018 - I had a great afternoon (giving a 'masterclass' (never like that title!)) meeting two young students Caroline and Mia students from Junior Royal Northern...

Dream of Gerontius – Canterbury Cathedral

Dream of Gerontius – Canterbury Cathedral

ELGAR, CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL I feel really lucky to have performed Elgar’s wonderful ‘Dream of Gerontius’ in two magnicent historical chapels this year.  Performing ‘Gerontius’ in Cambridge had been so memorable and I had to pinch myself again during the rehearsals in...

Portaferry Song Recital

Portaferry Song Recital

Portaferry, Northern Ireland had a wonderful time performing a recital of songs with brilliant James Baillieu in beautiful Portaferry Northern Ireland at the Portico of Ards. The annual four day classical music festival called, Festiv'Ards 'celebrates the best in...

Easter at Kings

Easter at Kings

KINGS COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE On 30th March 2018 (Good Friday) I performed the role of the Angel in Elgar’s ‘The Dream of Gerontius‘ broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from the magnificent setting of the Kings Chapel at Kings College Cambridge. Performing the piece too were...

BBC New Generation Artist Scheme

BBC New Generation Artist Scheme

Maida Vale, London  I recorded my final sessions at Maida Vale Studios for the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme (NGA) this week with pianist Christopher Glynn which included songs by Chausson, Mahler and Strauss for broadcast by BBC Radio 3 - it’s been a real honour...

Lyndale Cancer Support Centre Concert

Lyndale Cancer Support Centre Concert

On Friday 24th January 2020 I performed a concert for Lyndale Cancer Support Centre. The concert was the first event of its kind for the Centre; held at Volair in Huyton. I was so thrilled to sing with our local community choir Mersey Wave Music and their musical...

Music in Hospitals and Care UK – RNCM

Music in Hospitals and Care UK – RNCM

It was a great privilege to perform in a concert with violinist Rachel Podger and pianist Christopher Glynn in November 2019; we were supporting the wonderful work of Music in Hospitals and Care UK! It was also so special to return to sing at Royal Northern College of...

R-Charity Arriva Scouse 5K

R-Charity Arriva Scouse 5K

"There is only today!"  This 5k was so much fun - a great route around Liverpool city centre. Brilliant wigs and outfits and Scouse spirit! We 'legged it' round town for a great causes. I ran for wonderful R-Charity the charity for Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen...

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre 60th Anniversary Concert

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre 60th Anniversary Concert

I was delighted to return to sing for the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and their Charity Carol Concert this year. The concert was a festive celebration of music, art and poetry for their 'landmark' 60th anniversary year - Congratulations to everyone involved and thank...

Mersey Wave Stand up to Cancer Bake Off 2018

Mersey Wave Stand up to Cancer Bake Off 2018

Hale Village, Merseyside We held a “Mersey Wave Stand up to Cancer Bake Off” at Hale Village Hall on Saturday 12th May 2018. Raising over £1,000 for the charity and it brought people together from across Halton and Merseyside to enjoy an evening filled with live music...

Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

Eaton Estate, Chester The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity marked the end of a landmark year with a unique carol concert and it was a big honour for me to be asked to sing. The concert took place at the historic Eaton Chapel on the Duke of Westminster’s Eaton Estate, near...

Royal British Legion Concert

Royal British Legion Concert

Concert to commemorate the “Battle of the Somme” in collaboration with the Royal British Legion and St George’s Hall Liverpool. Mersey Wave Music We curated a concert in collaboration with the Royal British Legion which was presented at St George’s Hall Concert Room,...

Celebrate a Liverpool Life R Charity

Celebrate a Liverpool Life R Charity

The R Charity "Celebrate a Liverpool Life" concert took place at the Liverpool Cathedral on 4th December 2015. It was a great pleasure to return to sing for such a special night! The evening included a fantastic programme of songs, readings and congregational carols...

Mersey Wave Concert – February

Mersey Wave Concert – February

Mersey Wave Choir, Young Singers and Fron Male Voice Choir raised the roof on St Ambrose Church, Speke, Liverpool on 20th February 2015 for a special concert called 'World in Union.' The audience were treated to gorgeous singing from the 'Voices of Valley' and Mersey...

Valentine’s

Valentine’s

Friday 14th February 2014 Valentine’s Day Concert at St Ambrose Church Speke, Liverpool.  The concert was organised in collaboration with Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir along with their Musical Director Leigh Mason, Deputy Musical Director Owen Roberts and accompanist...

Music Minds Matter

Music Minds Matter

Music and Mind Mental Health Support for people working in the music industry Music Minds Matter is a mental health service launched in December 2017 by Help Musicians UK. Help Musicians UK is the the largest independent music charity and provider of health and...

About

Mezzo soprano Kathryn Rudge was born in Liverpool in 1986. Named as The Times ‘Rising Star of Classical Music and described as ‘One of Britain’s brightest young mezzos’ (What’s On Stage). Kathryn is a highly versatile artist performing in operas, concerts, song recitals with a growing discography of critically acclaimed recordings. Her voice is celebrated by audiences and critics alike.

 “It doesn’t take long (five notes maybe) to hear why people are excited. Her mezzo-soprano voice already has tremendous reserves of power, impeccable intonation, the capacity for a gloriously sustained legato and, most interesting of all, a distinctive vocal quality. The timbre has white-hot intensity…” (The Times)

“This charismatic singer, with her immaculate diction, knows how to stir the heart, and one hardly dares to predict what is to come.” (Opera Magazine)

Kathryn was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist (2015-17), an English National Opera Harewood Artist, YCAT artist and she is an Associate Artist of Royal Northern College of Music where she studied (2004-2011) voice with Susan Roper, graduating with BMus.1st class hons, PG Dip and International Artist Diploma. Nominated in the Young Artist category of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Awards and she has been the recipient of numerous awards.