Kate is interested in developing the concept of the recital, experimenting with blending biography and archival research with elements taken from the theatre and the concert platform. Her concerts are performed regularly throughout the UK in venues such as The Wigmore Hall and the Southbank Centre.
Her programmes are performed by: actors: Alex Jennings, Fiona Shaw, Simon Russell Beale, Timothy West, Matthew Cammelle
Singers: Sarah Connolly, Andrew Kennedy, James Gilchrist, Robin Titschler, Daniel Norman
Pianists: Iain Burnside, Julius Drake
Kate’s programmes are represented by the agency Hazard Chase. For more information about these programmes, please contact:
The Dark Pastoral
a combination of well-known and forgotten First World War poetry and art song. It has also been recorded as a CD (Altara Records).
“A great deal of thought has gone into this recital reflecting on the First World War and its legacy in British song and poetry. Fine musicianship too, with Julius Drake’s accompaniments matching Kennedy’s tenor in subtlety.”
Geoff Brown – The Times June 2008
“Andrew Kennedy sings devotedly and with skill, Julius Drake’s playing is always responsive, and together they often perform memorably: Goossens’s Hardy settings are fine, and contrasted, examples.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2008
“…a fine recital, cleverly put together and sensitively performed.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2008
The Fateful Voyage
based on the friendship between Rupert Brooke and two composers who were killed in the war, William Denis Browne and FS Kelly, will be broadcast from the City of London Festival on 24 June 2014. It will be performed by James Gilchrist, Matthew Cammelle and Iain Burnside.
A Music of One’s Own
based on Virginia Woolf’s love of music, was performed by Sarah Connolly, Fiona Shaw and Julius Drake at the Wigmore Hall in 2013.
Link to A Music of One’s Own: From the Diary of Virginia Woolf
To His Love
based on the friendship between poet / composer Ivor Gurney and poet FW Harvey, will be performed by Dan Norman, Iain Burnside and Matthew Cammelle at St James’ Piccadilly on 12 June 2014
dramatizing the complex friendship between WH Auden and Benjamin Britten, through songs, letters, diary entries and poetry, performed by Alex Jennings, Iain Burnside, Robin Tritschler and Andrew Kennedy.