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 American soprano Catherine Laub is hailed as a riveting performer with a wealth of vocal colours and incredible versatility.  Based in Vancouver, Canada for the last decade, she is in demand especially as a recitalist and oratorio singer and has become an integral part of the city's musical life as an active clinician, adjudicator, educator, composer, and arts administrator.  

Catherine currently studies musicology at the University of British Columbia, having completed a BM in voice at Indiana University in 2001 and an MM at Westminster Choir College in 2003, both with distinction.  In 2012, Catherine forged a partnership with the Roedde House Museum, becoming the artistic director for their Classical Concert Series.  Catherine was one of the founders of Erato Ensemble, a vocal chamber music ensemble specializing in modern works, and she sang for several years with Kallisto, an eclectic and beloved a cappella women’s trio.  

 

Recent  solo performances have included Filia in Carissimi's Jephthe, Verdi's Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Handel's Messiah,  the Saint-Saëns Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, the Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, and the Canadian, German and Austrian premieres of Bernd von Schwerin's song cycle Wanderlieder.  As a choral singer, Catherine performed and toured widely with the Juno nominated Vancouver Chamber Choir and has also sung with Apollo’s Voice, musica intima, Stellaria, and the New York Philharmonic under such conductors as Neville Marriner and Riccardo Muti as a member of the Westminster Choir.  

 

Catherine maintains a private voice studio in Coquitlam and is an active member of NATS, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, currently serving as the District Governor for BC.  As a voice specialist, she offers workshops for choral conductors and choirs and teaches voice pedagogy.  An Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, she composes and arranges for a variety of forces and has completed the conducting mentorship program with Elektra Women's Choir under Morna Edmundson.  You can contact Catherine at catherinelaub@hotmail.com