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Saturday, 15 June 2019 18:00 - 20:00

Depths of the Heart - A recital

To raise funds for West Bridgford CAP debt counselling Centre
Schumann Sea Pictures – Elgar performed by:  
Katharine Dryden (Mezzo – Soprano)

Philip Robinson (Piano)

15th June 2019

St Peter’s Church, Ruddington

Church Street, Ruddington NG11 6HA.

(The proceeds from this recital will be donated to West Bridgford and South Nottingham Debt Centre)


Tickets £10 including refreshments
 Concessions £7.50 on the door or email: katharine.dryden@hotmail.co.uk

Write up of the act:   

Katharine Dryden  

Katharine began singing at the age of 14. She studied music at The Violin School in Newark. She later went on to study with the famous mezzo–soprano Constance Shacklock and is currently training with the vocal coaches Lynne Wayman and Philip Robinson. She has performed both in opera and as a solo recital singer. Katharine and her pianist Philip Robinson enjoyed great success with their 2018 recital programme. This year they will perform Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben, a tale of a woman's life and love, and Elgar's vivid song cycle, Sea Pictures. They are looking forward to performing at Buxton Festival Fringe on the 5th July.  

Katharine is studying for her singing-teacher diploma. As well as training singers, Katharine would like to further develop her skills in helping people with dementia and other cognitive issues through singing.  

For more information about Katharine and performances please visit www.katharinedryden.co.uk


Philip Robinson

Philip began his musical education at Durham Cathedral where he was Head Chorister. Later at the Royal College of Music he studied organ and piano. 

Philip has been accompanist to the Nottingham Bach Society, Nottingham Harmonic Society and Trent University. From 2006 -2016 Philip held the post of accompanist to Cantamus, with whom he performed in Belgium, Spain, China and Malaysia. He was the founder and Musical Director of the vocal ensemble Lirica and has returned recently to the role of Musical Director of Grantham Choral Society. He is also part of the Duo ‘The Parnell Phil’ with saxophonist, Alistair Parnell whose theme is the reinvention of the classics. In 2015 Philip launched ‘The Singers’ Forum’, and organisation in Nottingham which provides regular workshops for solo singers of all levels. He has been an examiner for the Associated Board for whom he worked throughout the U.K. as well as Northern Ireland, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Philip now runs a thriving teaching practice from home.

St Peter's Church Ruddington
£10 Including refreshments Concessions £7.50