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Kathleen Radke

Kathleen Radke’s 2017/18 season includes concerts in Sault Ste. Marie celebrating Canada’s 150th, a recording project with the Ottawa Bach Choir, Handel’s ’Messiah’ with the Rideau Chorale and the Deep River Symphony, and Handel’s ‘Dixit Dominus’. Past seasons include Mozart's Requiem with the OVMF, the role of Giannetta in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, a Christmas concert for the Under the Pines festival, songs for chamber ensemble with the Ottawa Bach Choir and an evening of opera highlights with the Deep River Symphony Orchestra. She also went on tour of China with the Ottawa Bach Choir as part of the 16th Annual Meet in Beijing Festival. 

    A busy concert artist, her oratorio credits include Handel’s Messiah, Solomon, and Dixit Dominus, Bach’s Cantatas Nr. 4, 106 & 150, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Mozart’s Requiem. Operatic roles include Pamina & Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Najade (Ariadne auf Naxos) and the Princess (Princess of the Stars) with Patria Productions in the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve. 

    Kathleen is featured on the CD “A Christmas Story” with harpist Caroline Léonardelli. With the Ottawa Bach Choir she is a soloist on the CDs “Festival Baroque”, "Cantate Domino",  "Jesu, meine Freude", and “Twas But Pure Love”. She has also been a featured soloist in many of the Ottawa Bach Choir's concert appearances on CBC Radio Two under the direction of conductor Lisette Canton.

    Kathleen holds an Opera Diploma from Wilfrid Laurier University where she studied with bass-baritone Daniel Lichti. She received a Bachelor of Music and a Performance Diploma from McMaster University. She was a member of the Festival Choir of the European Music Festival under the direction of Helmuth Rilling, performing in Stuttgart, Bonn, Athens and Berlin. Ms. Radke continues her studies with soprano Donna Brown.

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