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It was a joy to congratulate the recipients of the evening’s prizes, all of the pupils, and everyone who had been a part of the school year.  I was so proud to see and hear that Carleton House is growing from strength to strength with the hard work of all the teachers, the people that support the school and most of all the wonderful achievements and spirit of  the boys and girls there.

What a treat to see Music thriving in the school with performances by the boys and girls on guitar, piano and some great singing  – Mrs Harris (music teacher) had done a brilliant job!

Carleton House Prize Giving

The evening brought back tonnes of happy memories for me of the special times at school there.  The Carleton House motto “They can because they think they can” is certainly as poignant to me today as it was when I first began to understand what it meant!




Kathryn is a critically acclaimed professional opera singer, concert artist 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 now an Associate Artist of the Royal Northern College of Music.

Kathryn co-founded Mersey Wave Music in 2012 in her home city of Liverpool and was recognised for her serivces to the community with a Merseyside Woman of the Year Award in 2016 with a passion for championing live music and education, encouraging and developing music participation opportunities for people of any age, from all backgrounds in all circumstances.

Kathryn recently toured as ‘Zerlina’ in Mozart’s opera ‘Don Giovanni’ with Opera North and sang ‘The Angel’ in Elgar’s ‘Dream of Gerontius’ for Easter at King’s College Cambridge broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Copyright Kathryn Rudge 2019