Jennie Such - Soprano
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Jennie Such enjoys a career as a performer, adjudicator and teacher. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Western Ontario and three ARCM (PG) Diplomas, two of which specialize in Concert and Opera Studies, from the Royal College of Music in London, England.

As an emerging artist, Jennie was a member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble and the Vancouver Opera Touring Ensemble. As a young professional, post graduate training at the Britten Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Schubert Institute further honed her performing skills for the professional stage.

Jennie’s diverse career spans the genres of oratorio, opera, recital and musical theatre. She has sung principal roles with Broomhill Opera (U.K), Calgary Opera, Edmonton Opera, Opera Atelier, Pacific Opera Victoria, Opera Ontario, Vancouver Opera, Mirvish Productions, and the Canadian Opera Company.

As an oratorio soloist, Jennie has performed throughout Canada as well as in Germany and the U.K. On the concert stage Jennie made her soloist debut with the Vancouver Symphony and the Vancouver Chamber Choir in Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem for which the Globe and Mail wrote: “Such sang “Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit” with melting beauty of tone, her silvery instrument powerfully and movingly conveying the aria’s warmth and sublime tenderness.” Her live performances have been broadcast on CBC Radio, MDR (Germany) and the BBC (U.K). She has also recorded works for CBC Records and the Naxos label.

Jennie is a member of the voice faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University, and is currently in her 8th season at the Stratford Festival where she works as the Singing Coach on the coaching team.

As the resident Vocal Coach for the Toronto production of Billy Elliot, Jennie worked extensively with both youth and adult actors in principal roles. In 2018 she was engaged as the Singing Coach for The Hockey Sweater, recently mounted at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and directed by Donna Feore with musical direction/composed by Jonathan Monro.

As an adjudicator, Jennie has served for the Ontario Arts Council, NATS Ontario Vocal Showcases, as well as for the Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Music Festivals in both regional and provincial competitions.

Awards received include grants from the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the USC Teaching Excellence “Honour Roll” Award (Western University, 2014/15). In 2016 Jennie was honoured to be granted a Tyrone Guthrie Award from the Stratford Festival.

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