Katie Trethewey, Soprano

‘The singing, especially when soprano Katie Trethewey was accompanied by solo theorbo, was utterly melting. The highlight of the entire work is a prolonged plaint [sung by Trethewey] which positively aches.’

Harmonic Spiritual Theatre, Carissimi's Jephte, role of Filia

Church Times, March 2018

‘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.’

Dido and Aeneas, Ex Cathedra, Birmingham Town Hall

Reviews Gate, February 2017

‘…among those outstanding [soloists] were Katie Trethewey, sweet and true in the several numbers alloted to a Mrs Bartelomon, and Martha McLorinan, joining her as the 18th century Master Brown in a gorgeous duet.”

Shakespeare Odes, Thomas Arne's Garrick Ode, Ex Cathedra Birmingham Premiere, Birmingham Town Hall

Birmingham Post, April 2016
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“outstanding solo contribution…soprano Katie Trethewey…emotional engagement with the music and the text vividly communicated.”

Bach St Matthew Passion, CBSO and Ex Cathedra, Birmingham Symphony Hall

Birmingham Post, March 2016
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“…a sensational ‘Laudamus te’ solo from soprano Katie Trethewey.”

Ex Cathedra disc 'Brazilian Adventures'; Laudamus Te from Missa Pastoril para a noite de natal by Nunes Garcia

Gramophone Magazine, November 2015
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“…a highly challenging solo soprano cadenza, expertly performed by Katie Trethewey.”

The Cardinall's Musick, Chamber Prom at Cadogan Hall. World premiere of Cheryl Frances-Hoad's From the Beginning of the World

bachtrack.com, July 2015
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“…the recitative of Katie Trethewey…changed the mood. Trethewey’s subsequent aria Jesu, Saviour, I am yours was pledged with sincerity, her bright soprano providing a vivid contrast against the pulsating bassoon…”

Bach St Matthew Passion, Ex Cathedra, Birmingham Symphony Hall

Seen and Heard International, April 2015
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“Mention must also be made of soprano Katie Trethewey’s stunning voice, which carries us along throughout this breathtaking ballet.”

Carmina Burana, Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Mail, June 2015
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“…[Ex Cathedra’s] closing performance of Carissimi’s Jephte splendidly showcased…the bright, dancing soprano of Katie Trethewey.”

Carissimi Jephte, Ex Cathedra

The Times, January 2012
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“…soloists Katie Trethewey … were excellent in the Requiem”

Fauré Requiem, Three Choirs Festival

Birmingham Post, July 2012
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