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Singer (mezzo soprano)

Kathleen Linton-Ford

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About Kathleen

Prize-winning mezzo Kathleen is a graduate of Trinity College of Music. She provides music for funerals, weddings, opera dinners and more!
Singer (mezzo soprano)
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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High mezzo Kathleen Linton-Ford studied at Oxford University, then continued postgraduate vocal studies at Trinity College of Music. In addition to her concert activities, she is in demand as a wedding, funeral and event soloist. Operatic roles include, among others, Emilia (Otello), Hata (The Bartered Bride), Eleonora (Prima la musica), Belinda (Dido & Aeneas), La Suora Zelatrice, Suor Genovieffa, Suor Osmina (Suor Angelica), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Meg Page (Falstaff), Coridon (Acis & Galatea), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare) and Ruggiero (Alcina). Kathleen is committed to artistic outreach, and is an artist with Music in Hospitals and Lost Chord. She sings with several professional choirs.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore badges
Lightning fast responses
Average response time under 2 hours
Saved the day!
Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
Member of the Encore community forum
Encore expert
Demonstrated expertise by completing the Encore Academy
7th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 7 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Christmas, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Postmodern jukebox jazz, French music, German music, Italian music, Latin, Contemporary Christian, Military, Fanfare, Renaissance, Easy listening, Light music, Vintage
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Event types:
Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader
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Song list

Sample setlists (more on request)
Opera dinner and wedding solos:
Habanera
Seguidille
O mio babbino caro
Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix
Voi che sapete
Summertime
O sole mio
Bist du bei mir
Jesu, joy of man's desiring
A thousand years
Hallelujah
Your Song
Can you feel the love tonight
I can’t help falling in love with you
Michael Buble: Everything
Peter Gabriel: The book of love
Funerals/Memorials:
Swing low, sweet chariot
Angel, by Sarah Maclachlan
I will be there, by Katie Melua
Bright Eyes
Faure: In paradisum
Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu
Panis angelicus
Candle in the Water
Castle on a Cloud
Musical theatre cabaret:
Don't cry for me Argentina
All that jazz
I dreamed a dream
Some enchanted evening
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always endeavour to be flexible, with notice.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can play tracks through my PA.

How much time do you need to set up?

I can be set up almost instantly.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes, I can take requests.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I have my own small PA.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I can learn new pieces, which will be reflected in the fee.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I know how to strike the right note for any performance- I love to interact with an audience, when appropriate!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I performed for several famous faces at the Arts Club, Mayfair.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£180
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Karen P
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

We held a christmas carol/sing along evening in our street and Kathleen was the perfect person for it she was engaging and fun with a beautiful voice - Thank you Kathleen

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Phillipa W
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent. Very professional, high standard and very personable. Whole experience with Kathleen was money well spent. Highly Recommended

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Mary-Jane H
5 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

Kathleen was excellent. Thank you so much.

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Mr S
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Kathleen made our event a most spectacular event, she was such a professional and her performance was just magical.

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Millie R
3 years ago, for a Christmas party in Barnet Wood Rd
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5 out of 5

Kathleen and her team were very professional, friendly and really flexible to accommodate our ever changing needs at our Christmas Tree and Grotto Launch. Their voices were beautiful and we wish them all the best for the future. Thank you from all of us at Magic of Foresters.

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Robert R
3 years ago, for a Charity event in Penshurst
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5 out of 5

Very many thanks for your participation at Penshurst yesterday evening. I have been inundated with thanks for your contribution which everybody loved and I hope we may be able to repeat in some way in the future.

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