Bach Mass in B Minor – Bedford

Bach Mass in B Minor – Bedford

7.30pm 26th March 2022 Bedford Corn Exchange  Soprano 1 Katherine Crompton Soprano 2 Rachel Nicholls Alto Kathryn Rudge Tenor Ben Johnson Bass Andrew Slater    Bedford Sinfonia Bedford Choral Society Formed in 1867, Bedford Choral Society is one of the oldest...

Richard Shephard Music Foundation – Pickering Music Holiday Club

Richard Shephard Music Foundation – Pickering Music Holiday Club

25th February Pickering Community Junior School February brought the chance to visit one of my favourite parts of the world, North Yorkshire!  In partnership with Ryedale Festival and The Richard Shephard Music Foundation this was the start of a special project that...

University of York Song Day 2022

University of York Song Day 2022

University of York Song Day, National Centre for Early Music & Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York, February 19th 2022  This year's York Song Day was curated by classical pianist Christopher Glynn and I was thrilled to be a part of it.   It took place a day after...

Junior RNCM Open Day

Junior RNCM Open Day

On Feb 12th 2022 it was a privilege to return to Junior Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester to meet vocal students and teach singing - and a joy to have been invited to join in singing with the student chamber choir; Close Harmony Vocals lead by Juan...

Beethoven Ninth Symphony Barbican

Beethoven Ninth Symphony Barbican

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5, Emperor Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No 9, Choral Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with members of Goldsmiths Choral Union and Highgate Choral Society Christopher Warren Green conductor Beethoven's Ninth

Handel’s Messiah – Royal Festival Hall

Handel’s Messiah – Royal Festival Hall

Thurs 12 Dec 2021, 7:30PM Brian Wright – conductor Rebecca Bottone – soprano Kathryn Rudge – mezzo-soprano Oliver Johnston – tenor William Thomas – bass Goldsmiths Choral Union Highgate Choral Society English Concert Chorus Philharmonia Orchestra Programme HANDEL...

Ludlow English Song Weekend

Ludlow English Song Weekend

  On Saturday 30th October 2021 it was an honour to perform a recital with Artistic Director Iain Burnside in memory of Christopher 'Kiffer' Finzi at St Laurence's Church in the final recital of the Ludlow English Song Weekend.   We gave the premiere performance...

Mozart Requiem – Alexandra Palace

Mozart Requiem – Alexandra Palace

Sundav 24 October 2021 - • 3pm Alexandra Palace Theatre, London N22 TAY Mozart Requiem Jessica Curry Echo (World Premiere) Brahms Schicksalslied London Mozart Players Crouch End Festival Chorus David Temple conductor Francesca Chiejina soprano Kathryn Rudge...

NI Opera Festival of Voice

NI Opera Festival of Voice

The Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice is an annual celebration of singing in the historic coastal village of Glenarm, Co. Antrim. This year marks the eleventh festival, and it took place in sunny Belfast across bank holiday weekend 27-29th August 2021. I loved...

Clatterbridge Cancer Charity – Fairy Appeal 2020

Clatterbridge Cancer Charity – Fairy Appeal 2020

"1 in 2 of us will develop cancer in our lifetime, and when Kathryn Rudge's Dad was diagnosed in 2005, her and her family's world was turned upside down. Now a Clatterbridge Patron, Kathryn tells us what it was like to experience the care and support Clatterbridge...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Three Choirs Festival – Berlioz Les Nuits d’été

Three Choirs Festival – Berlioz Les Nuits d’été

On Thursday 1st August 2019 I sang in concert at the Three Choirs Festival with the Festival’s resident orchestra - Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins at Gloucester Cathedral. The Three Choirs Festival is a week-long programme of choral and orchestral...

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...

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...

Our Lady’s Bishop Eton Primary School

Our Lady’s Bishop Eton Primary School

Liverpool, Our Lady’s Bishop Eton School Thanks so much to Our Lady’s Bishop Eton School and music teacher Leighton Jones for inviting me into school this Summer!   I loved meeting everyone and hearing the children sing at their special assembly with the whole school...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Remembrance Day Song Recital

Remembrance Day Song Recital

Lady Lever, Wirral   Remembrance Sunday Concert with Naomi Kayayan at the Lady Lever Art Gallery 

Recording: De Falla Spanish Songs

Recording: De Falla Spanish Songs

*BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists* #Recording De Falla Spanish Songs for BBC Radio 3 with guitarist Thibaut Garcia A post shared by Kathryn Rudge (@kathryn.rudge) on Nov 3, 2017 at 12:54am PDT  

Karl Jenkins Autumn Tour

Karl Jenkins Autumn Tour

*Sir Karl Jenkins Autumn Tour* beautiful #concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall! #touring #thearmedman #thearmedmanamassforpeace A post shared by Kathryn Rudge (@kathryn.rudge) on Oct 22, 2017 at 5:22pm PDT   *Sir Karl Jenkins Autumn Tour* Amazing atmosphere at The...

Song Recital at the Oxford Lieder Festival 2017

Song Recital at the Oxford Lieder Festival 2017

*Song Recital Oxford Lieder Festival* with Christopher Glynn at #holywellmusicroom #Schubert #Schumann #Strauss A post shared by Kathryn Rudge (@kathryn.rudge) on Oct 19, 2017 at 4:14pm PDT

The Rheingau Musik Festival: Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

The Rheingau Musik Festival: Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

*Rheingau Musik Festival - The Dream of Gerontius* Kathryn Rudge mezzosoprano, Brenden Gunnell tenor, Markus Eiche baritone, Philharmonia Chorus, Symphoniker Hamburg, Paul McCreesh conductor A post shared by Kathryn Rudge (@kathryn.rudge) on Sep 11, 2017 at 11:57pm...

Role of Nancy: Albert Herring Britten

Role of Nancy: Albert Herring Britten

*Buxton Festival Opera* Britten's Albert Herring #cast A post shared by Kathryn Rudge (@kathryn.rudge) on Jul 7, 2017 at 12:39am PDT  

Glynde Place Song Recital

Glynde Place Song Recital

*Glynde Place Song Recital* First concert of the Glynde place concert series in the newly restored gallery ???? #Lieder #Englishsong A post shared by Kathryn Rudge (@kathryn.rudge) on Jun 12, 2017 at 2:03pm PDT

BBC Proms Debut

BBC Proms Debut

    I was thrilled to make my BBC Proms debut in the stunning setting of the Old Royal Naval Chapel in Greenwich on Saturday 6th August 2016.  David Hill conducted this ‘Proms at…” premier of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the BBC singers which was...

Somme and Beyond Concert

Somme and Beyond Concert

Concert to commemorate the "Battle of the Somme" in collaboration with the Royal British Legion and St George's Hall Liverpool. As part of my work with Mersey Wave Community Music project, a concert in collaboration with the Royal British Legion was presented at St...

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,...

English Music Festival/ Kennedy Strauss Prize Concert

English Music Festival/ Kennedy Strauss Prize Concert

ENGLISH MUSIC FESTIVAL I performed a recital with pianist James Baillieu at the English Musical Festival in beautiful Dorchester on Thames  on  30th May 2016. The English Music Festival is an annual four-day event dedicated to the performances of works by British...

RNCM Gala Dinner 2016

RNCM Gala Dinner 2016

The Royal Northern College of Music Gala Dinner took place on 16th April 2016 and it was a great honour to be invited as a special guest and to have the opportunity to speak and perform with pianist Ben Powell at the event. It was a great evening of food, drink and...

Adelson e Salvini, Opera Rara

Adelson e Salvini, Opera Rara

In April 2016 I returned to Opera Rara in the role of Fanny for the recording of Bellini’s Adelson e Salvini.     Vincenzo Bellini was one of the most important composers of Italian opera in his time. He was born in 1801 in Catanina, Sicily, to a family...

Love Sought

Love Sought

Roxanna Panufnik's "Love Sought" for Mezzo-Soprano, Viola and Piano World Premier will take place live on Radio 3 In Tune 22nd April 2016, Stratford upon Avon. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for its BBC Shakespeare Festival 2016 marking 400 years since the Bard's death....

Recording Donald Swann songs at Potton Hall

Recording Donald Swann songs at Potton Hall

In February 2016 I spent some time on the Suffolk coast recording a new CD of Donald Swann's Art Songs and Cycles. The Musical Director is Christopher Glynn and the project was initiated by baritone Leon Berger who was for several years a collaborator with the late...

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...

Leoncavallo’s Zaza at Opera Rara

Leoncavallo’s Zaza at Opera Rara

In November 2015 I joined Opera Rara for rehearsals, a CD recording and a concert performance of Leoncavallo’s opera Zaza in the role of Natalia. Leoncavallo's Zaza was premiered in 1900, when Arturo Toscanini conducted at Milan's Teatro Lirico. Leoncavallo had...

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.