2013, Katherine McIndoe

Soprano, Katherine McIndoe, is the recipient of the Kapiti Chorale Award in Vocal Performance for 2013/14.  The following recommendation accompanied his nomination:
Katherine is  an outstanding musician with a warm soprano voice of lovely colour.  She is both a thinker and an extremely hard worker.  She has enjoyed great success in various avenues, musical and literary.
The Chorale was delighted that Katherine participated as soprano soloist in our August 2014 concert.

    

When Katherine sang with the Kapiti Chorale's August 2014 Knights and Dragons concert, she was a third-year student at the New Zealand School of Music, studying Classical Performance (Voice) under Jenny Wollerman.  In January 2014 she was selected to attend the New Zealand Opera School.  She won several under-21 categories in the 2013 Wellington Vocal Competitions, including the overall Under-21 Championship, and was also a finalist in the open aria category, winning the Robin Dumbell Memorial Cup for the young aria entrant with the most potential.  Katherine gained Distinction in ABRSM Grade 8 Singing in 2011, as well as an NZQA Outstanding Scholarship in Music.  She was co-leader of the New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir in 2011-2012, and currently sings with the Orpheus Choir of Wellington as an Orpheus Choral Scholar.