Singer Katherine Hill first developed a love for old European text and music here in her native Toronto. With support from the Canada Council for the Arts she moved to the Netherlands in 2000, studying, appearing in concerts, radio broadcasts and at festivals throughout Europe over many years. Her particular interest in music from medieval women’s communities has led to her developing and directing her own projects in Amsterdam, Toronto and Calgary, and she currently directs a women’s group, Vinea (The Vineyard). In 2010, she completed an M.A. in Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto’s world-renowned Centre for Medieval Studies, and in 2012, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Katherine received a diploma from the Eric Sahlström Institute in Sweden, where she studied the nyckelharpa (a Swedish keyed fiddle with origins in the middle ages). Katherine is the Director of Music at St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, an Anglo-Catholic parish in Regent Park, Toronto. She performs and records frequently with early, traditional and new music groups here in Toronto and abroad.
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