Katie Trethewey

Genre: Soprano

Artist Reviews

“Katie Trethewey soared in the stratospheric soprano solo passages.” Ex Cathedra and CBSO performance of African Sanctus by David Fanshawe, Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review Gate - January 2022

“Dido was characterised with great vulnerability by Katie Trethewey, a soprano with a full-bodied, lyrical top and a real connection to her chest voice at the bottom.” Ex Cathedra performance of Dido and Aeneas, Purcell, Birmingham Town Hall

Review Gate - February 2017

“Mention must also be made of Katie Trethewey’s stunning voice, which carries us along throughout this breath-taking ballet.” Birmingham Royal Ballet performances of Carmina Burana, Orff, Hippodrome Theatre

Birmingham Mail, June 2015

“...a sensational ‘Laudamus Te’ from soprano Katie Trethewey.” Ex Cathedra’s disc ‘Brazilian Adventures’: Laudamus Te from Missa Pastoril para a noite de natal by Nunes Garcia

Gramophone Magazine, November 2015

“...[Ex Cathedra’s] closing performance of Carissimi’s Jephte splendidly showcased...the bright, dancing soprano of Katie Trethewey.” Ex Cathedra: performance of Jephte by Carissimi, Birmingham Town Hall

The Times, January 2012


Katie Trethewey is an English soprano specialising in the performance of Baroque and Classical oratorio. A music graduate of Birmingham University, she gained a post-graduate Distinction in singing from Birmingham Conservatoire and now enjoys a versatile career performing all over the world as a soloist and consort singer.

She has appeared regularly as a soloist at many high-profile UK venues, including London’s Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall and St John’s Smith Square, and Symphony Hall in Birmingham. She was delighted to fulfil a dream and make her solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2016, performing, amongst others, the Pie Jesu from Fauré’s Requiem for Carlos Acosta’s The Classical Farewell tour with Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet.

She has received solo engagements for various UK festivals, including the Three Choirs Festival and Brighton’s Early Music Festival and has also appeared at the Händelfestspiele in Halle, Germany, performing William Boyce’s Solomon with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Handel’s Messiah with the Academy of Ancient Music.

Described as ‘sensational’ by Gramophone Magazine in her recording of Nunes Garcia’s Laudamus Te from his Missa Pastoril, Katie has also received great critical acclaim for her concert performances, notably Mozart’s Requiem with Ex Cathedra at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Orff’s Carmina Burana for Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome, and Bach’s Laudamus Te from his Mass in B minor with the Academy of Ancient Music. She sang the role of Anne Hathaway in the world premiere of Sally Beamish’s A Shakespeare Masque, with poetry by Carol Ann Duffy, and the arias in a reconstructed performance of The Garrick Ode by Thomas Arne, recorded by the BBC.

An established consort singer, Katie has worked with many of the elite UK vocal ensemble and consort groups and regularly performs across the UK and abroad, both as a soloist and consort member, singing a huge variety of music. Katie is a featured soloist on Ensemble Plus Ultra’s Grammy-award-winning discs of Victoria’s sacred works and on A Tender Light, Tenebrae’s critically acclaimed CD of works by Paul Mealor. An impressive discography comprises numerous recordings with celebrated ensembles Ex Cathedra, The Cardinall’s Musick, Dunedin Consort, Ensemble Plus Ultra, the Gabrieli Consort, The Tallis Scholars and Tenebrae.



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Oratorio and concert rep
Composer Work
Bach, C.P.E. Magnificat
Bach, J.S. Cantatas various including BWV 4, 21, 51, 80, 140
Christmas Oratorio
Easter Oratorio
Mass in B Minor
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion
Brahms Ein Deutches Requiem
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Carissimi Jephte
Charpentier Le Reniement de Saint-Pierre
Te Deum
Dvorak Mass in D
Fauré Requiem
Fanshawe African Sanctus
Goodall Eternal Light
Handel Dixit Dominus
Israel in Egypt
Judas Maccabeus
Haydn Creation
Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo
Nelson Mass
Jenkins The Armed Man
Mendelssohn Elijah
Monteverdi Vespers
Mozart Coronation Mass
Exultate Jubilate
Mass in C Minor
Vesperae solonnes de Confessore
Vesperae solennes de Dominica
Nunes Garcia Missa Pastoril
Orff Carmina Burana
Pergolesi Magnificat
Stabat Mater
Poulenc Gloria
Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art
Dido & Aeneas (Dido, Belinda, 2nd Woman)
Faerie Queene
Indian Queene
King Arthur
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Stabat Mater
Rutter Gloria
Schubert Mass in G
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Vivaldi Dixit Dominus
Artist: Katie Trethewey
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Soprano