Bridgewater Sinfonia, Berkhamsted

Kathryn Jenkin


Poulenc – Gloria – 7 June 2009

Kathryn studied singing on both the opera and early music courses at the Royal Academy of Music, and now enjoys a variety of concert, operatic, recital and recording work.

Her work as a concert soloist includes performances at St James Piccadilly (Bach’s B Minor Mass and St Matthew Passion), St Martin in the Fields (Handel’s Dixit Dominus), St John Smith Square (Haydn’s Creation), Hexham Abbey (Brahms’ German Requiem and The Messiah), and in St Helier, Jersey (Beethoven and Haydn). She has also performed Bach’s St John Passion with the Hanover Band in Brighton. Recent performances include Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate in Northumberland, Poulenc’s Gloria in Kent, Ligeti’s Requiem in Lucerne, and a concert with The Morriston Orpheus Male-Voice Choir in Berkhamsted.

Kathryn’s operatic career so far has included the roles of Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Despina (Cosi Fan Tutti), Dido and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Drusilla (The Coronation of Poppea) and Lucy (Menotti’s The Telephone). She has recently appeared as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro in St Albans. She sings and records with the Extra Chorus at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and performs with London Voices, The Maida Vale Singers, Opera Rara, The English Concert and London Sinfonietta Voices. She has also sung with Lyon Opera Chorus and at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris. Kathryn works with English Pocket Opera Company, introducing and preparing opera performances in schools.

Kathryn lives in Berkhamsted with her husband – tenor Phillip Conway-Brown.