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Kathryn Smith Celebrant and Singer

Kildare
Reviews (5) 5/5
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Kathryn Smith Celebrant 

Coming from an extensive and experienced background in the world of the performing arts as an established international performer and teacher. Being very at home with occasion and presentation, I am confident that I can create for you, your family members and guests, a truly unique and beautiful experience embodying, developing and bringing to fruition your preferences, including cultural and traditional symbolic rituals, combining old with new, ancient with modern or blending cultures to produce a bespoke, memorable and enriching occasion, accomplished with taste, ease and elegance.

I will create your ceremony with you, to suit your choices and venue. Customize and entirely personalize your celebration. Incorporate and honour familial, spiritual, secular, cultural or cross-cultural elements and traditions. Include rituals and enhancements of your choice such as unity candle ceremony, sand ceremony, handfasting amongst others….Combine your ideas and desires to produce the perfect ceremony for your special day.

Kathryn Smith Soprano

I am an established classical singer and I have performed principal roles in opera and concert internationally and throughout Ireland. I also have extensive knowledge and experience with Wedding and Church music. I believe this part of my career has given me a tremendous insight into ceremony from every perspective.   Being in the world of music for many years, I am in a position to advice on all genre of music and my access and contacts with musicians and accompanists is a great asset.  VISIT MY WEBSITE HERE

Choir Director

I am Musical Director of two Choirs, 'St. Patrick's Church Choir' Celbridge, Co. Kildare and 'The Cor Unum' Singers - Concert Choir.  Both my choirs come together regularly as 'The Croi Nua Singers' (New Heart Singers) to perform at Ceremonies, Receptions and Concerts, with music ranging from Religious, Secular, Operatic, Musicals, Folk or Popular.  The Choir has performed at many concerts throughout Ireland, Europe and the United States. Pianist, Organist or other instrumentals can be recommended. 


I am a proficient French speaker and I have a good working knowledge of Italian, Latin, Spanish and German, which has been an enormous advantage to me both in my Celebrant and Singing careers. 

A message from Kathryn Smith Celebrant Ave Maria - Caccini - Church of St. Majan VIllemagne l'Argentiere The Flower Duet from Lakme - Eglise St. Majan Southern France Torna a Surriento - Straffan Church Co. Kildare The Blue Danube Waltz Royal Theatre Harrogate CHOIR The Croi Nua Singers

Reviews

5.0/5
5 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Pat Doherty . Blarney, Cork.
Added 30th Sep 2020
Wedding 1st May 2021
I booked Kathryn to officiate at our ceremony in May 2021. I found her to be very efficient and she produced a lovely ceremony plan for us. She is methodical and detailed in her approach and very pleasant to work with, taking a great interest in our wedding and us as a couple. My partner is French and this is one of the reasons we engaged Kathryn as she will be capable of including his family and friends. We have nothing to do now but turn up!! Pat & Loic.
Jane Hanrahan - Baby Naming Ceremony, Willow View, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.
Added 29th Sep 2020
Wedding 27th Sep 2020
My daughter was meant to be christened on Sunday 27/9 but unfortunately we were cancelled due to Covid restrictions. With everything ready, caterers etc., I was in a bit of a panic so we decided to find a celebrant and go ahead with a Naming Ceremony. Within two days Kathryn Smith pulled a fabulous ceremony together, in fact it was more special than I ever expected. She included a beautiful flower ceremony and a tree planting ceremony which was lovely. Readings and music were also very appropriate and she managed to include some religious aspects for my Father. Thank you Kathryn for making our day so beautiful and for saving us at very short notice, we are eternally grateful.
Response from Kathryn Smith Celebrant and Singer
Jane you are so welcome, thank you for the kind words, I was only too delighted to be able to oblige and I am very pleased all worked out for you and the family. Best Wishes Kathryn
Padraig & Elodie O'Toole - Chateau Cassan, Southern France
Added 29th Sep 2020
Wedding 8th Jun 2019
We had our ceremony in Chateau Cassan Southern France. My wife is French. We were drawn to Kathryn because we met her when she was singing at a friend's wedding in Italy and we found her to be a lovely person and a fine performer. We were impressed and thrilled to discover she was also a Celebrant so we immediately booked her for our ceremony. The fact that she speaks French was a great a advantage for us as a large part of our guests were French and we wanted to include local traditions which she did with great flair while supplying translations for everything. We found her to be a sincere and elegant professional. Merci beaucoup. We hope to renew our vows in Ireland next year and will be call on you again Kathryn DV.
Response from Kathryn Smith Celebrant and Singer
Thanks so much Padraig & Elodie, I look forward to seeing you next year. Bien Cordialement Kathryn
Linda Bates Lynch (Mother of the Groom) Worseley Court House, Manchester.
Added 29th Sep 2020
Wedding 4th May 2018
I was recommended to Kathryn through a friend of mine who had been at a welcoming ceremony that Kathryn officiated at in Leeds. The daunting task was left to me as my son and his wife live in Dubai and the celebration was my gift to them. There are many celebrants here in the UK but not having experience with any, I was more than happy to bring Kathryn over to Manchester on recommendation and being Irish myself I was comfortable with this choice. After the initial online consultation, we were delighted with her approach, understanding and extreme professionalism. As the wedding was multi-cultural we had certain requests all were carried out beautifully. All present felt very much included in the ceremony which was warm, happy and very dignified. Thank you very much. Linda Bates Lynch.
Response from Kathryn Smith Celebrant and Singer
Thanks Linda, that's very kind, I hope all the family are doing well. Regards Kathryn
Barbara Dunne & Damien Morrissey. Highfield Golf & Country Club, Kildare.
Added 28th Sep 2020
We had planned to be married this year 2020, but had to cancel due to the impact of Covid 19. We had our first consultation in April 2020 with Kathryn and she produced an incredibly detailed ceremony draft that was beautifully presented and incorporating all our wishes and choices. She is a very easy person to talk to and she helped us to write our vows which means a lot to us. She showed a great understanding of our personalities and the ceremony reflects that. We are delighted with the content, our only disappointment is that we have to wait until next year for our wedding.
Response from Kathryn Smith Celebrant and Singer
Thanks Barbara and Damien, It is a shame you had to postpone but don't worry it will be all the better next year with no worries and at least everyone will be able to come, hopefully there will be no more restrictions. I very much look forward to it. Best Wishes Kathryn
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