I give pre-performance talks on renaissance and baroque music, with musical examples. Past ones have included Arianna, Ariodante, and Riccardo Primo for the London Handel Festival, and Giulio Cesare for Glyndebourne.
My workshops aim to give a deeper understanding of the music we sing. A couple of examples of workshops are:
◊ Exploring Messiah: There is more to this popular piece than meets the ear. This workshop looks at Enlightenment ideas about music, rhetoric and religion. Audience participation essential.
◊ The English Reformation through Music: The huge changes to English religion and society are nowhere better shown than in the music of the period. This workshop explores the development of music throughout the English Reformation. Good sight-reading essential.
You can read my blog here, and see me on BBC4's Castrato here.
I write programme notes for the Endellion String Quartet's Cambridge series and the London Handel Festival; I have recently written notes for the Baroque Collective, the BREMF Singers, and the Villages Music Festival.
I was a regular reviewer for the Early Music Review, and have written reviews for 18th-Century Music and Fontes Artis Musicae. I am happy to take on more reviews, and to write or help research and write articles.
If you need an emergency soprano to help your choral concert out, I am an experienced singer with a lot of repertoire under my belt, and my sight-reading is excellent.
Here I am singing (top line) and directing Carver's O Bone Jesu, and a flashmob Spem in Alium in the British Museum.
Photo: second witch in the Baroque Collective's performance of Dido & Aeneas.
Katie's talk on mediaeval music was illuminating.
Katie really explained the mystery of 17th-century violin music.
After Katie's talk on the fifteenth century, we felt quite changed.