About Me

About Catherine

Catherine King, mezzo soprano, studied at Trinity College Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and lives near Ross-on-Wye. Concerts range from Verdi in Symphony Hall Birmingham and Elgar in Krakow to medieval songs in the USA and Spain (in ancient churches and caves!), from Bach throughout Europe, and Italian Baroque arias in Genoa to Scottish 20th and 21st Century songs in Poland.  She performs across the world with concerts in Italy and Germany (Bach motets), London’s Cadogan Hall and the Tower of London (Gothic Voices), Edinburgh’s Usher Hall (Verdi Requiem), Snape Maltings (Britten Spring Symphony), Leominster Priory (Berlioz Les Nuits d’Été), Rochester Cathedral (Elgar Sea Pictures), Oslo Cathedral (contemporary and medieval music) and Madrid (lute song recitals). Her opera appearances include roles in Wagner’s Ring Cycle at Longborough Festival Opera and Vitige in Handel’s Flavio with Christian Curnyn’s Early Opera Company.

Her many CDs include the highly acclaimed Galuppi, Forgotten Arias (Gramophone Editor’s Choice), Alto Arias by Bach, lute song CDs and numerous recordings with Gothic Voices.  Her newest CD, Gothic Voices ‘The Dufay Spectacle’ was released by Linn Records in 2018 to great critical acclaim, 5 star reviews and a Gramophone Editor’s Choice.  Details of Catherine’s CDs are on the Discography page, and there are some CD tracks and clips from concerts on Hear Me.

Future concerts include Belgium, Germany, Oslo, Ireland and London, and the Hereford Three Choirs Festival.

Catherine loves the Herefordshire countryside where she lives and also teaches singing, and enjoys swing dance and running.

 

“Catherine King’s velvety voice strokes and caresses every musical phrase with a beauty which takes your breath away.” 

Verdelot, Linn CDSunday Herald