Photography by Barry Mcall
Photography by Barry Mcall

Wicklow-based Canadian soprano Catherine Redding, described as `warm, clear and impeccably controlled´ (The Irish Times), has performed internationally in opera, oratorio and recital.

Catherine has performed the operatic roles of Oscar (A Masked Ball) and Zerlina/Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Opera 2005, Barbarina (The Marriage of Figaro) and Emmie (Albert Herring) with Opera Project, and Sandman/Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel) with Longborough Festival Opera.

Oratorios include Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Brahms’ Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart’s Coronation MassGreat Mass in C Minor, Credo Mass and Requiem, Dvorak’s Mass in D, Nees’ Magnificat, and Fauré’s Requiem in venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields, The National Gallery, The National Concert Hall, St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway, and Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Catherine has been a guest soprano soloist with ensembles including the Guinness Choir, Resurgam, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the Tallaght Choral Society, the Galway Choral Association, CHANT21, RBS Singers, the Ranelagh Singers, the DCU Campus Choir, the Palestrina Choir & Orchestra of St. Cecilia, the Dublin Bach Singers, and the University College Dublin Choirs & Orchestra. As a guest soloist with Resurgam, Catherine has performed Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Mondonville’s In Exitu Israel, directed by internationally-renowned Christophe Rousset, and Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

As a recitalist, Catherine’s performances in Canada, Italy, Austria, England and Ireland have encompassed a repertoire of Baroque to contemporary works. Recent recitals include Lili Boulanger’s Clairières dans le ciel with pianist Yonit Kosovske at the Hugh Lane Gallery (Sundays@Noon), Dublin and St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, Taverner’s To a Child Dancing in the Wind with Trio Táin at An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk and the Whale Theatre, Greystones, Songs to the Moon with harpist Aisling Ennis at Killruddery House and as part of the Sundays at Noon/Concerts in the Courtyard series presented by The Hugh Lane Gallery & IMMA, Dublin, and L’heure exquise with pianist Michael Quinn at Castalia Hall (Music in Kilkenny), and the Hugh Lane Gallery (Sundays@Noon).

Catherine sang the solo soprano part in Christopher Tyler Nickel’s seven-disc long Gospel According to Mark, released by AVIE Records in Spring 2023. She was honoured to be the soloist for Ronan McDonagh’s Faith, hope and love at the 2018 Papal Mass in Phoenix Park. Her debut solo album Lullaby was launched in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin in April 2015, as heard on RTE lyric fm.

Catherine holds a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music, London and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

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New Release:

The Gospel According to Mark

Composer: Christopher Tyler Nickel


‘…warm, clear and impeccably controlled.’
The Irish Times

‘…Catherine’s vocal control and tremendous consistency is simply astounding.’
Musical Discoveries, New York

CD €15

Ireland: €2.50
Europe: €4.00
Rest of the world: €4.00



“O Holy Night” Presented by the Wicklow County Arts Office as part of their 12 Days of Christmas Series.

Catherine Redding, soprano, Rachel Factor, piano, Lioba Petrie, cello

Recital presented by The Hugh Lane Gallery and The Irish Museum of Modern Art as part of their Sundays at Noon/Concert in the Courtyard Recital Series

Catherine Redding, soprano and Aisling Ennis, harp. Filmed by Ber Quinn and Stephen Tiernan for Sonic Studios

Papal Mass 2018 – Phoenix Park, Dublin

Catherine Redding, soprano

L’heure exquise, a recital of French Song presented by Sundays@Noon Concert Series, Dublin City Gallery – The Hugh Lane

Catherine Redding, soprano • Michael Quinn, piano

National Concert Hall • UCD Symphony Orchestra

Catherine Redding (soprano) • Victoria Massey (alto) • Eamonn Mulhall (tenor) • Jeffrey Ledwidge (bass) • Conductor: Ciarán Crilly

Special Occasions

Catherine has many years of experience singing at wedding ceremonies, funerals, memorial services, and other special events, both in Ireland and abroad. She can help you choose your musical programme to suit your individual tastes and wishes and can recommend and/or organise professional instrumentalists such as organists, string quartets and harpists to perform with her.

Please contact Catherine to discuss how she can help enhance your special occasion.

To listen to samples of Catherine’s singing, please click on the following tracks.


Dear Catherine,

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful singing voice with us at our wedding. You were amazing! It is three years later and still people are talking about you – a fabulous soprano! You sing with ease and beauty. It was a real joy to have you there. We will never forget your professionalism, kindness, and talent. We were so fortunate! Thanks again,

Jennifer & Jakub, Prague, Czech Republic

Hi Catherine

I just wanted to say a massive ‘Thank You’ to you for your superb singing at our wedding. The guests raved about you all day and I still hear great comments from everyone I speak to about the wedding. My father was particularly impressed by you which I was thrilled with. Thank you for playing a very special part in our magical day. We thoroughly enjoyed each and every piece you sung and have our DVD to treasure with your beautiful voice to listen to.

Best wishes,

Caroline & Stephen, Dublin, Ireland


Thank you so much for agreeing to sing at our wedding ceremony. Your truly beautiful voice added an extra dimension to our wedding ceremony and made the day even more special for us. We really appreciated your professionalism and the time you took to go through the music choices we had for each aspect of the ceremony. All our friends and family complimented your exquisite singing and we will be delighted to recommend you in the future.

Thanks again,

Robert & Sarah, Wicklow, Ireland

Catherine did us the great honour of singing at our wedding. It was an unforgettable experience to hear her rendition of ‘Laudate Dominum’ (Mozart) and ‘Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincero’ (Vivaldi) during the service and to leave the church to the tunes of ‘Exsultate Jubilate’ (Mozart), sung like a nightingale. Many guests complimented her moving singing.

We just want to say a big thank you for helping to make our ceremony even more special to us and for all the help and advice in choosing the music.

Klaartje & Bregt, Brussels, Belgium

We hired Catherine Redding to sing at our wedding ceremony. She blew us away. I had no background in classical music and had no idea what to be looking for; Catherine’s extensive knowledge quickly got to the essence of our needs.

Catherine is not only gifted with a gorgeous voice, but she also has an ability to translate your needs into a stunning compilation of music for your perfect day.

We were married in a very large outdoor space, and Catherine’s voice carried to every crack and cranny of this ridiculously large venue. Her voice is gorgeous. It was truly a thrill to have her voice sing me down the aisle.

It was perfect; we guarantee you will not find a better soprano for your wedding day.

Emily & Austin, Seattle, U.S.A.

I highly recommend her for any special ceremony. Catherine is very professional and thorough. She helped us decide on the music that best suited us and also recommended the string quartet. Catherine’s contribution to our wedding was one of the greatest, most unforgettable gifts we received. Thank you again, Catherine.

Deborah & Thomas, Vancouver, Canada


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