Biografie

Katy is a conductor, arranger, composer and singer based in Glasgow. Katy is Director of Chapel Music at the University of Glasgow and also conducts Glasgow Madrigirls and Scottish Opera's Community Choir. She is Head of Marketing, and a tutor for Sing for Pleasure and has also tutored/lectured for Scotland Sings, Glasgow University, Aberdeen University and Strathclyde University. 

Katy sings with harmony folk-group Muldoon’s Picnic and with early music ensemble Sang Scule.   

Katy’s arrangements for choir have been published by Sing for Pleasure and Canasg. Recent commissions have included a new carol for Cavendish Singers (2019), Scottish Voices (2019), Lancaster Priory (2018) and for Aberdeen Performing Arts (2018 - for the reopening of the Aberdeen Music Hall). In the last year, Katy has also completed new pieces and arrangements for feature film, documentary sound tracks and radio broadcasts.

Originally from Bolton, Katy studied at the University of Glasgow. She completed her doctoral thesis focusing on seventeenth century Scottish vocal music in 2016.

Katy won the Hands up for Trad Community Teacher of the Year award in 2018. 

Collectie

Blythe hae I been on yon hill

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Robert Burns

Katy Lavinia Cooper

Glasgow Madrigirls arrangement for upper voices of the Burns song 'Blythe hae I been on yon hill'

Parnassus Hill

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Robert Burns

Katy Lavinia Cooper

A less well-known song by Robert Burns

Carol

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Katy Lavinia Cooper

A carol for mixed voices

Preces and Responses

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Katy Lavinia Cooper

Preces and Responses for Evensong by Katy Lavinia Cooper

Nieuws

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Glasgow Madrigirls nominated for RPS Inspiration award

Delighted to say that Glasgow Madrigirls, co-directed by me (Katy Lavinia Cooper) and Catriona Downie, has been nominated for the prestigious RPS Inspiration Award, presented for remarkable achievements of non-professional musical groups in the UK.

Read on to vote for us!

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