Kate is very proud to announce the release of Delicatessen II, a CD of voice and Harpsichord with keyboard player Steven Devine, where they have been able to explore further works by writers including Maurice Greene, John Stanley as well as exploring lesser known composers such as William Jackson and John Weldon, uncovering some real gems.
This was once again recorded in the Sendesaal in Bremen and is presented in a cardboard maltese cross package, and sits rather nicely next to the original Delicatessen CD.
Available to buy at www.devinemusic.co.uk
This has been a busy and exciting year with numerous recitals in Holland and Germany as well as across this country. This summer Kate played the part of Clarice in a production of Haydn's Il Mondo Della Luna, this was followed by James Runcie's Great Passion at Dartington Hall, where together with Harpsichordist Steven Devine, Kate also performed a programme of Early English works for voice and harpsichord. The end of the summer took her to Holland where a recording of James Hook's 'aviary' was made.
The autumn has been equally full with Bach's St John Passion taking her to Moscow and St Petersburg with the Taverner Consort. As well as further recitals, Kate was then back to recording, with a disc of Haydn songs for Resonus Classics.
Autumn also saw the launch of a new programme of early Classical masterpieces; songs to the Fortepiano, focused around a copy of a Viennese instrument made by Mattheas Heilmann in 1785. This explores works by Haydn, late songs by Mozart, and early Beethoven. A lovely vocal stretch which is bringing great joy. We were thrilled that this had it's first outing with our dear friends at Totnes Early Music Society and it has had subsequent outings in Canterbury and South London.
The New Year brought Kate back to Handel again, with a tour of Handel's Apollo and Dafne with the Victoria Baroque Players across Vancouver Island, and this has been followed with recitals in both UK and Holland.
Kate has also been proud to be working with the education team of Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, singing and improvising around Purcell's Fairy Queen at Special Educational Needs Settings. The collaboration with this particular group of players, inspired by the response of the children to the music, is also leading to further projects improvising around Purcell in a responsive fashion.
Teaching has been an unexpected addition, and Kate has enjoyed combining her anatomical and physiological knowledge of voice together with performance experience, teaching singing students at Trinity Laban College and also at Victoria Conservertory alongside Nancy Argenta, as well as coaching at Dartington International Summer School and Baroque Week.
Don't forget ...you can still get hold of previous recordings through www.devinemusic.co.uk
Anna Magdalena Bach's notebook
A disc of sequences of domestic music for Soprano and Harpsichord was released in Nov 2016. This features music written and arranged by Bach and his Sons as well as others, taken mostly from the notebook given by Bach to his second wife Anna Magdalena in 1725. The disc also features 2 French suites taken from the 1722 notebook.
This available to purchase from www.devinemusic.co.uk
Gramophone Award for Taverner Consort Disc
Summer of 2015 saw a very happy time recording the new Taverner Consort disc with Andrew Parrott where Kate was extremely proud to feature as one of the soloists. This won the Early Music Grammophone award in November last year.
Not so new...
Our programme of Early English Song (also featured on the CD of the same name) continues to bring us delight. Based around the works of Purcell and Blow and moving to the composers writing for the Pleasure Gardens, the programme explores the ability of the composers to set words in a way that is complex whilst having a very simple and immediate appeal. This is another programme that we love and that continues to bring great pleasure and also connection with our audiences. We have particularly enjoyed intimate concerts of this programme in unusual surroundings this year, with performances across Europe.
Available to purchase at www.devinemusic.co.uk
|Purcell: Music for a while|
|Stanley: Cantata III|
|Greene: Orpheus with his Lute|