KATHERINE McKEE (mezzo soprano) is active as a soloist both in concert work and on the opera stage throughout the Bay Area.  She has performed as a soloist with the American Bach Soloists under the baton of Jeffrey Thomas, Philharmonia Baroque Chorale under the direction of Nicolas McGegan, the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, Emil de Cou, and Vance George, as well as in performances with the San Francisco Choral Society, Oakland Symphony Chorus, Camerata Singers of Monterey, St. Luke's Oratorio Choir, San Francisco Lyric Chorale, the U. C. Davis Chorus & Orchestra, and the Sanford Dole Ensemble. During the summers of 2000 and 2003 she was a featured soloist with the San Francisco Boy's Chorus on two week tours of Europe under the direction of Ian Robertson. Opera credits include performances with Berkeley Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, Spellbound Productions and the Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute in such roles as Azucena in Il Trovatore, the title role in Carmen, Principessa in Suor Angelica, and Madame Flora in The Medium.  A devoted recitalist, she has presented recitals at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Music at St. Matthew's, Pacifica Performances, Capp Street Community Music Center, Holy Innocents', St. Luke's, St. David of Wales and First Presbyterian Church in Alameda.  Ms. McKee sings regularly with the San Francisco Opera Chorus, American Bach Soloists' American Bach Choir, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra's Chorale, and San Francisco Renaissance Voices, serving the latter organization as assistant conductor as well.  She is choir director at First Lutheran Church, Palo Alto.

 
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