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Kathleen Ferrier Centenary events – October 2012

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Kathleen Ferrier 1912-1953

This month marks the 59th  anniversary of the death of the great singer Kathleen Ferrier.  This year is also her Centenary year and events continue to take place across the country as the Life and Music of Kathleen Ferrier is celebrated throughout 2012. This month a number of Centenary events take place in Blackburn, where Kathleen grew up.

Here are some dates for the diary!…

From the  5th Oct – 27th Oct 2012 there is an Art Exhibition at Blakeys Lounge, King George’s Hall Blackburn by the well known artist Ronald William Webb.

Friday 26th Oct-  28th Oct 2012 is the Kathleen Ferrier Society Weekend in Blackburn

King George’s Hall Northgate Blackburn BB2 1AA   Box Office : 0844 8471664     Website:

Friday 26th October 2012 (8pm) Blakeys Bar –   Kathleen Ferrier – Her Life and Legacy

Saturday 27th October 2012 (2pm) : Windsor Suite  – Recital :  2011 KFS Bursary Winners

Saturday 27th October 2012 (8pm) :  Windsor Suite –  Concert: ‘In Celebration’ 

Sunday 28th October 2012: (10am – 7pm) (FINAL): King George’s Hall –   Kathleen Ferrier Society 17th Bursary for Young Singers Competition  (Tickets available on door)


For more information on events taking place throughout the Centenary Year you can visit the Kathleen Ferrier Society Website

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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.

Read More here: Music and Cancer


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