Katherine G. Burton, violinist has a story to tell us. it is the story of Gospel Music and she tells it with determination, energy and talent...holding it together with the strings of her violin
It is rare to hear an instrumental performance of Gospel Music on the violin, but innovation is nothing new to this performer and teacher. Burton has conducted Philadelphia's New Dawn Orchestra which performed a wide repertoire of music.
A native of Philadelphia, she has taken her classical training into the realm of gospel music to the delight of her audiences. Katherine Burton has captured the attention of many renowned local and national gospel groups. she has has been a featured performer at the James Cleveland Workshop of America, National Convention of Choir and Choruses , Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar.
Burton's musical talents have been showcased with the Sequence Choir of New York where they performed in London, England. "Realizing the need to communicate the African American gospel experience with an audience that did not have access to music was enlightening and pleasing for us as well as the Europeans." said Burton.
"I'll Fly Away" is the title of the debut CD by Burton. It is a compilation of hymns and contemporary gospel music. Burton's vibrant and spiritual style is clearly distinguishable in her traditional and contemporary music and reflects a mastery of the violin.
As a Christian, her sincere desire is to praise, uplift and glorify God. It seems that she has established a place in gospel music...a place to worship the Lord with her violin.