As a member of the Welsh National Youth Opera, Katherine has performed a number of principal roles including those of Dido in Purcell`s Dido and Aeneas, Olga in Tchaikovsky`s Eugene Onegin and Carmen in a workshop production of Bizet`s opera. Forthcoming roles include Irene in Handel`s Theodora (Royal Academy of Music Opera Scenes) and Mrs Noye in Britten`s Mrs Noye`s Fludde.
Oratorio experience includes Kodaly`s Missa Brevis in Bristol Cathedral and Duruffle`s Requiem with the London Bach Choir. Katherine performs regularly on the concert platform and this year represented Wales, on behalf of the Wales Tourist Board, on a tour of North America which culminated in a St David`s Day recital in New York.
Katherine has undertaken postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in
4. Visit the Morriston Orpheus Choir web site at www.morristonorpheus.com
It was third time lucky for a mezzo soprano in the Young Welsh Singer of the Year competition. Katherine Allen, from Thornhill,
The choir’s annual Christmas Charity Concert will be held on Saturday 17 December at St Mary’s Church in
As well as the Morriston Orpheus, concert goers in
Choir spokesman Clive Williams said “the annual Christmas concert is always a bit special for the choir. We do a great deal of charity work for worthy causes throughout the Country but it is nice to see good causes close to home benefit from our concerts. This year the proceeds of the concert will go to “Crossroads” caring for carers based at
Ticket prices are £9 (Senior citizens and children £6). They are available from choristers, the choir shop on the first floor of Swansea's High Street Arcade and the choir’s Engagement Secretary on (01792) 526211. More information about the choir can be found at www.morristonorpheus.com .
Notes for Editors
1. The Choir holds rehearsals on Wednesday and Sunday evenings
2. Further information may be obtained from Clive G Williams, Catherine Bowen Information and Development Officer Clydach Memorial Hospital, 01792 846351, Liz Hale, the South Wales Multiple Sclerosis Centre based at Winchwen Industrial Estate, Enterprise Park, Swansea 01792 701342 and the Rev A J Parkinson, Pentrepoeth Methodist Church, Morriston, Swansea 01792 206793