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Kate Howden photograph

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

24th November 2012, University of Reading in Mozart Requiem & Haydn St Nicholas Mass

October 2012

Kate Howden            Mezzo Soprano

Australian mezzo-soprano Kate Howden was awarded a First Class Bachelor of Music (Hons) in 2011 from Trinity College of Music, London, where she studied with Ameral Gunson and Alistair Young. She is currently in her final year of a Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Elizabeth Ritchie and Jonathan Papp.

Her opera credits include Dorothee (Cendrillon, Blackheath Opera), Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro, Harrow Opera), Annio (The Clemency of Titus, Hampstead Garden Opera) and Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus in 60 Minutes, Puzzle Piece Opera). Kate's soloist performances include the entire Berlioz Les nuits d'eté, Mozart Requiem, Haydn Nelson Mass, Poulenc Gloria and Duruflé Requiem. Kate also performed the Soprano 2 solo in Mozart C Minor Mass with the Trinity College of Music Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sian Edwards.

For the next three years, Kate is grateful for the very generous financial support of the Australian Music Foundation (with The Riddiford Trust). For her first year at the Royal Academy she is also very grateful for help from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Tait Memorial Trust and the Opus 50 Charitable Trust. She also continues to be supported by the Josephine Baker Trust.

In 2012 Kate was honoured to have been asked to sing at the Australian High Commissioner's residence in London, for a dinner for Members of the Order of Australia. She also sang Ravel's Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé with the Academy Manson Ensemble in October and is looking forward to singing Mozart's Requiem with Wokingham Choral Society.