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Katy Hill (Soprano)

Born: England

The English soprano, Katy Hill, started her singing career as a mischievous and often inaccurate member of the choir at St Luke's. Once she finally learnt how to behave she went on to study as a choral scholar and music student at Gonville & Cauis college, Cambridge. Now a consort singer and soloist, Katy performs and tours regularly with leading ensembles that include The Monteverdi Choir, The Sixteen, Synergy vocals, The Gabrieli Consort and Tenebrae. She is also currently vocal coach to the trebles at Lagos Cathedral and looks forward to returning to Nigeria next year to help run their first singing summer school.

Katy Hill has made her debuts as a soloist in Israel in Egypt by George Frideric Handel, Musikalische Exequien by Heinrich Schütz and arias from J.S. Bach's Cantatas for Sir John Eliot Gardiner with The Monteverdi Choir in concerts and live broadcasts in venues that include The Cadogan Hall London, Philharmonie Berlin and Cite de la Musique Paris. Other solo performances include Herbert Howells' Sir Patrick Spens with The Bach Choir in The Festival Hall, Haydn’s Seasons here with The Festival Chorus, Johannes Brahms' Requiem with The St Edwards' Singers, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 at the Endellion Festival, J.S. Bach's Matthew Passion (BWV 244) in Winchester Cathedral, his John Passion (BWV 245) with The Hanover Band, Cantatas BWV 199 and BWV 202 with Fiori Musicali, and J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232) and G.F. Handel's Messiah at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. She made her debut at the Proms this summer (2012) as a Bridesmaid in Weber’s Le Freishütz, in a concert performance of the John Eliot Gardiner/Jemmett production she performed in at The Opera Comique, Paris. Other stage experience includes Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in the Aix-en-Provence festival, Georges Bizet’s Carmen at Opera Comique and Grand Theâtre de Luxembourg, We are Shadows in the Spitalfields Festival, and Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians at the Palais Garnier. Television appearances include Howard Goodall’s How Music Works on Channel Four, and Simon Russell Beale & The Sixteen's Sacred Music at Christmas on BBC4.

Forthcoming highlights (as of March 2013) include recording the J.S. Bach's Motets with The Monteverdi Choir, a UK tour of Christmas music with The Sixteen, Striggio’s Mass in 40 Parts in Florence with I Fagiolini, and concerts throughout Europe with her own group, Galàn.

Source: Programme (March 2012) - The Festival Chorus
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




John Eliot Gardiner


Member of Monteverdi Choir:
BCP Vol. 28 (2012):
BWV 43 [2nd], BWV 37 [2nd], BWV 128 [2nd], BWV 11 [2nd]
V-9 (2011):
BWV 225-230, BWV Anh 159
F-1 (2013):
BWV 106 [2nd], BWV 249 [1st]
V-13 (2013):
BWV 232 [2nd recording]
V-10 (2015):
BWV 232 [3nd recording]
V-11 (2015, Video)
BWV 232 [4th recording]
V-12 (2016):
BWV 244 [2nd recording]

John Rutter


Member of Cambridge Singers:
C-2 (2009):
BWV 118

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