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Melling Tithebarn

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On Friday 15th July I performed a recital with pianist Jason Ellis for The Melling Tithebarn Arts Association  which is a charitable organisation based in Melling, Merseyside.

Their aim is “to foster understanding and appreciation of the arts among people residing in Melling and surrounding areas by the promotion of musical or dramatic events or other performances or exhibitions”Melling Tithebarn Arts Association   

 The recital  programme included piano pieces written by Chopin,  Schubert and a spectacular performance of  the Horowitz Carmen Variations along with songs by Brahms, Tosti and Rogers and Hart.

The recital took place at the Melling Tithebarn.  Originally built in the mid 18th Century, the renovation and extension of the Tithebarn took place in 1974 and enabled the founding of the Arts Association, which promotes performances  of music and drama.   The barn had previously been used as a coach house and is a special performance space tucked away off Tithebarn Lane.

It was great to perform to a  ‘full barn!’   There was such a warm community spirt amongst the Melling Tithebarn Arts Association organisers and supporters. (The home-made Melling Tithebarn biscuits were also delicious and much appreciated!!) Thanks to everyone there!

Kathryn  x 

Concert in memory of Michael Roach.     

Melling Tithebarn Arts Association Recital




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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