Katy is a choral conductor, arranger and singer living and working in Glasgow. She works with a number of choirs in Glasgow including workplace choirs, chamber choirs and a choral society. Katy is associate conductor with Glasgow University Chapel Choir.
Katy sings with folk-harmony groups Muldoon’s Picnic and Crying Lion (a collaboration between members of Muldoon’s Picnic and Trembling Bells), Sang Scule (an ensemble specialising in early Scottish choral music) and Sine Nomine International Touring Choir. Katy tutors in conducting for Sing for Pleasure, and has also tutored for Scotland Sings, Glasgow University, Aberdeen University and Strathclyde University.
Katy’s arrangements for choir have been published by Sing for Pleasure and Canasg.
She almost has a PhD in seventeenth-century Scottish music.
A Man’s a Man
This stunning setting of what has become known as Burns’ anthem ‘Is there for Honest Poverty’ was created in 2008 for the Chapel Choir by its associate conductor Katy Cooper. It is one of several settings of Burns that she has produced over the past few years.