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Cathy Alghabra

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United Kingdom

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Cathy Alghabra, Emma Morgan, John Evanson, Tom Martin - Cathy Alghabra Audio Samples - 'Magnam Suam Misit Hostis' from Troisieme Lecon by Couperin

Cathy Alghabra, Helen Price, Martin Rogeri - Cathy Alghabra Audio Samples - O Dive Custos clip by Purcell

Cathy Alghabra, Vocal Group 1 - Cathy Alghabra Audio Samples - Cheek to Cheek clip by Irving Berlin

This Christmas Life clip by Roxanna Panufnik



"...and the backing vocals of Cathy Al-Ghabra and you have everything you need for an afternoon of big band joy!" London Jazz News (2017)

"Mezzo soprano Cathy Al-Ghabra was magnificent and conveyed the emotion of the Requiem with maturity and poise." Review: CD for ABF The Soldiers Charity (2015)

"Cathy Al-Ghabra was a highlight of the evening filling the Eton College Chapel with a velvety chocolate sound" Review: Massed Berkshire Choirs Rutter: Mass for the Children

Arts Award Adviser: Discover to Gold
Trinity College London
MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy: Music Pathway
Goldsmiths University of London
Diploma in Voice (with Distinction)
PGCE Secondary Music
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
Bachelor of Music with Honours
Cardiff University

Cathy Alghabra is a versatile high mezzo-soprano with a wide vocal range. She studied in Cardiff majoring in vocal performance, winning scholarships and prizes throughout her studies with John Hugh Thomas. Now based in London, she freelances professionally for choral ensembles, churches and oratorio. Cathy is a permanent member of the professional octet at Holy Redeemer Clerkenwell (Alto 1), is a core member of the award-winning Epiphoni Consort (Soprano 2) who are signed to Delphian Records. She is also regularly engaged as an oratorio soloist, for weddings and bespoke gigs. Alongside her classical work, she performs a capella jazz and pop. She is under the tutelage of Ghislaine Morgan.

Cathy has appeared as a soloist for many choirs live on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Wales. Oratorio highlights include Esenvalds Passion and Resurrection, Mozart Requiem, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Duruflé Requiem, Faure Requiem, Chilcott Requiem, Rutter Requiem, Haydn Nelson Mass, Haydn Maria Theresa Mass, Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, Rutter Mass for the Children, Tippett’s Five Negro Spirituals. She has also held chorus roles in Bizet's The Pearl Fishers with Dorset Opera and Puccini's Madama Butterfly at Dartington.

Professional choral singing has taken her worldwide, including to South Korea, Mexico, Europe and Wider Europe, performing in festivals and at venues such as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Konzerthaus Berlin. Cathy has performed in top UK concert venues including Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Milton Court, St David’s Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham. As a choral professional she also has experience in session recording including at Air, RAK, Angel and BBC Maida Vale studios, live television and radio broadcasts, with the BBC, Channel 4 and labels including Universal Music, Naxos, Delphian Records, Chrysalis Records and Decca.

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