Katie Bolding

Katie Bolding will sing traditional gyms while accompanying herself on the guitar at an 11 p.m. Christmas Eve service. 

Soprano soloist Katie Bolding will be the guest artist for the 11 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist at Church of the Good Shepherd, 1000 N. Broadway in Edmond.

The church also invites the public to its 10 a.m. Lessons and Carols on Dec. 23 and a 10 a.m. Christmas Day Eucharist on Dec. 25.

Bolding, an Edmond native who divides her time between Oklahoma and Germany, completed her master’s degree in opera performance at the State University of New York at Purchase. She made her professional debut with the Dallas Opera as Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and in 2010 performed as a chorister with the New York Metropolitan Opera.

Bolding has performed in Germany, Austria, Great Britain and China. She lived in Germany from 2012 to 2017 and performed full time with the Theater Gera-Altenburg and the Berliner Staatsoper.

The Rev. J. Michael Robertson, rector emeritus of Church of the Good Shepherd, said Bolding will sing traditional hymns, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar. He said she will play and sing “Silent Night” in German and English. 

Church of the Good Shepherd is a traditional Episcopal church in the Anglican Church International Communion.