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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Catherine King joined Wokingham Choral Society at Reading University Great Hall on 21st March 2010 in Tippett's A Child of Our Time.

February 2010

Catherine King            Mezzo soprano

Catherine King is acknowledged as one of the most versatile mezzo-sopranos of her generation, with a huge repertoire ranging from music of the Middle Ages to contemporary works by Tansy Davies and John Woolrich. She continues her studies with Ludmilla Andrew, Josephine Veasey and Martin Lloyd-Evans.

She has performed with many of the UK's leading ensembles and orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music, the English Chamber Orchestra, Florilegium, Fretwork, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Gothic Voices, London Baroque, the Nash Ensemble, the New London Consort, the Northern Sinfonia, the Royal Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Taverner Consort. She also makes regular appearances at the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Lufthansa and Three Choirs Festivals. She has sung Messiah with the Hallé and the Verdi Requiem with the CBSO, whilst her international engagements have included the Christmas Oratorio with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, The Dream of Gerontius in Warsaw, Messiah with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, The Fairy Queen for the Coro della Radio Svizzera and Il tramonto with the Israel Camerata.

Her recordings include Bach Arias with the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra on Linn, Judas Maccabaeus from the Maulbronn Festival on K & K and Forgotten Arias of a Venetian Master - Arie Serie by Galuppi, with Il Canto di Orfeo on Avie, which was selected as a GRAMOPHONE Editor's Choice CD for January 2007. Her performance of Claude de Sermisy's Hau, hau, hau le boys! was selected for inclusion in The Record of Singing Volume 5.

Catherine King's operatic engagements have included Alisa Lucia di Lammermoor for Iford Arts, Vitige Flavio with the Early Opera Company, Ernesto Il mondo della luna for Opera Della Luna, La Speranza L'Orfeo for the English Bach Festival, Annina Der Rosenkavalier in concert with Nicholas Braithwaite and Filipyevna Eugene Onegin for Longborough Festival Opera. Her future engagements include a major tour with the Israel Camerata singing Dido in Dido and Aeneas.