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Karl Jenkins 70th Birthday Concert – Royal Albert Hall, London

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Karl Jenkins 70th Birthday Concert - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Royal Albert Hall, London

Karl Jenkins 70th Birthday Concert – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Royal Albert Hall, London

On Friday 9th May 2014 I sang at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Choral Society under the baton of Karl Jenkins for his 70th Birthday Concert.

The concert was a great way to celebrate Karl Jenkins’ much loved compositions from his 50 years in the music profession. The programme included pieces from his ‘Stabat Mater’, ‘The Peacemakers’, ‘Euphonium Concerto’, ‘Requiem’, ‘The Armed Man’ and ‘The Adiemus Collection’.  I sang the Lament and Ave verum from Stabat Mater and Pie Jesu from Requiem.

There were also performances from contralto Belinda Sykes, David Childs on the Euphonium, Uilleann Pipe player Robert White and amazing hand percussion from Zands Duggan! Cerys Matthews took to the stage to invite the packed Hall to join in singing ‘Happy Birthday’ for a lovely finale to the evening!

Following this I am looking forward to joining Karl Jenkins on his UK tour and will be singing at concerts to be held at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham (1st November 2014), The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (2nd November 2014), and a concert (The Armed Man & Euphonium Concerto) with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in St David’s Hall Cardiff (30th November 2014).

Concert presented by Raymond Gubbay and Rainbow City Broadcasting

Kathryn is an opera singer, concert and song recitalist from Liverpool. Described by What's on Stage as 'One of Britain's brightest young mezzos' and named as The Times 'Rising Star of Classical Music.' Kathryn regularly works with leading singers, instrumentalists, orchestras and ensembles in concerts and broadcasts nationally and internationally.

Kathryn has performed leading opera roles for companies including English National Opera, Glyndebourne and Opera North. She has made recordings for Hyperion, Chandos, Somm, Nyman Records and her debut CD 'Love's Old Sweet Song' was released by Champs Hill Records. Kathryn was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist 2015-17.

Kathryn trained at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, studying voice with Susan Roper and piano with Naomi Kayayan. Her many awards include the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of Richard Strauss, Susan Chilcott Scholarship and The Joaninah Trust Award. Kathryn is an Associate Artist of the Royal Northern College of Music and teaches singing at The University of Manchester.

Kathryn co-founded Mersey Wave Music Choir in 2012 in her home city of Liverpool and was recipient of the Merseyside Woman of the Year Arts Award in 2016. Kathryn has a passion for championing and supporting live music making within community and healthcare settings; especially to support staff, patients and relatives throughout healthcare. In loving memory of her parents who were both cancer patients.

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