Mezzo-soprano/alto Katherine Growdon is a critically acclaimed singer known for her musicality and commitment to character and text. Her performances have been praised as “incisively authoritative” (New York Times) and demonstrating “heart-rending emotion, and excellent control” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Her voice is described as ranging from “sweet and creamy-toned” (Boston Classical Review) to “full of dusky colors and pathos” (Boston Globe). In concert, she has made solo appearances with, among others, the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, Mark Morris Dance Group, Boston Pops, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Northwest Bach Festival, American Bach Soloists and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Notable operatic performances in recent years include Myrtle Wilson in the Boston première of John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby and Dido and the Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Mark Morris Dance Group. Katherine has received fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, and the Carmel Bach Festival. Fall performances include alto soloist in Bach's Magnificat with the Handel & Haydn Society, a recital of Schumann, Wolf, and Peter Lieberson's Rilke Songs with Lieder Alive! in San Francisco, and in King Arthur with the Henry Purcell Society of Boston.