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Catherine Hedberg, Mezzo Soprano


 

 

 

 

“...mezzo-soprano Catherine Hedberg

stood out among the soloists

for her soulful singing.”

                            -The Boston Globe

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Catherine Hedberg, Mezzo Soprano


 

 

 

 

“...mezzo-soprano Catherine Hedberg

stood out among the soloists

for her soulful singing.”

                            -The Boston Globe

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Praised for her “soulful singing” (The Boston Globe), “polished delivery” and “agile ornamentation” (Boston Classical Review), mezzo-soprano Catherine Hedberg is a concert soloist and ensemble musician based in New York City and Boston.  A versatile performer with experience in a wide range of genres and periods, she has a particular passion for early repertoire, new music, and the music of Spain.

Catherine is a member of the Handel and Haydn Society, with whom she has appeared as a soloist in works including JS Bach’s B Minor Mass, Magnificat, and cantatas, and in a concert of Dowland songs with lutenist Catherine Liddell. She has been a frequent soloist with the chamber ensemble, Musicians of the Old Post Road, performing the role of Dameta in Caldara’s Amarilli Vezzosa and performing and recording Christmas music from 18th c. Central and South America.

Other recent highlights include Copland’s In the Beginning (True Concord), Vivaldi’s Introduzione e Gloria in D (Church of St. Luke in the Fields), Handel Dixit Domimus (Ampersand), Bach’s B Minor Mass and Duruflé’s Requiem (Central City Chorus), Bach’s Missa Brevis in F (Blanche Moyse Chorale), Cantata BWV 153 (Victoria Bach Festival), Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle (Dalton Chorale), works by Purcell and Handel in the Festival Musique en l’Ile in Paris, works by Schütz and Szarzynski (Early Music New York), John Cage’s 4’33” (MoMA), and a performance of excerpts from Nathan Davis’ dance opera Hagoromo with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). As an ensemble artist, she appears with groups including True Concord, Boston Baroque, Exsultemus Period Ensemble, American Classical Orchestra, and Seraphic Fire.

In prior seasons, Catherine was a frequent soloist with Boston’s Cantata Singers, including appearances in Nicholas Maw’s One Foot in Eden Still I Stand, Bach’s B Minor Mass and Cantatas BWV 11 and 34, Liszt’s Via Crucis, Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, and Handel’s Belshazzar. She toured the US with the Boston Camerata in their production A Symphony of Psalms, and has also appeared as soloist with Newport Baroque Orchestra, Handel Society at Dartmouth College, Berkshire Choral Society, and Nashua Symphony Choral Society.