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Heidi Jost

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

Canadian, Swiss

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French

Opera

Second Witch
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Kensington-Olympia Festival of Music and the Arts
2017
Sesto
Giulio Cesare (Handel)
Operottawa
2016
Dorabella
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Bytown Operantics
2016
Sister Helen Prejean
Dead Man Walking (Jake Heggie)
NUOVA Summer Opera Festival
2015

Oratorio/Concerts

1st Alto solo
Messiah (Handel)
Dei Gratia Baroque Ensemble
2019
1st Mezzo solo
Opera arias, works for soloist and choir (various)
Imperial Male Voice Choir
2019
1st Alto solo
Te Deum & Jubilate Ultrecht (Handel)
New London Singers
2018
1st Alto solo
Israel in Egypt (Handel)
New London Singers
2018
1st Mezzo solo
La Vision de la Reine (Augusta Holmes)
Gloriana
2018
Alto soloist
Stabat Mater (Pergolesi)
Quatuor Despax
2015
Alto soloist
All-Night Vigil/ Vespers (Rachmaninov)
Cantata Singers
2015
Mezzo Soloist
Christmas Oratorio (Saint-Saëns)
Thirteen Strings Ottawa
2013

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Faites-lui mes aveux - Gounod

Nobles seigneurs, salut! - Meyerbeer

Non piu mesta - Rossini

Cesare 3 - 2015

Heidi - 3rd Lady - Pellegrini Opera 2015

Shrunk Head Shot

"Heidi Jost’s brief mezzo solo was warm and gentle." http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/music/music-review-cantata-singers-were-more-than-ready-to-rach (2015)

Master of Music in Voice Performance
University of Ottawa
2009–2011
Baccalaureate of Music In Flute Performance
University of Ottawa
2001–2005

Canadian mezzo-soprano Heidi Jost has a warm and flexible voice capable of great expression and musicality. She shines on opera and concert stages alike. Miss Jost has appeared as 2nd Witch in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with KOFMA, Sister Helen in Dead Man Walking with Opera NUOVA, Giulio Cesare with Halifax Summer Opera Festival, Rosina with Pellegrini Opera, Cherubino with Vancouver Summer Opera Studio, and 3e Fille du Rhin in the World Premiere of Gabriel Thibaudeau's Le Quatrième Enfant-Lune with Opera V Mana in Montreal. Concert opera roles include Sesto and Dorabella with OperOttawa.

On the concert stage in Canada and more recently in the UK, Heidi has appeared as soloist in a variety of oratorio and concert works. She has been the soloist in Schubert's Ständchen and Augusta Holmes' La Vision de la Reine (L'illusion) with Gloriana choir. She appeared as alto soloist in Handel's Te Deum & Jubilate, and Israel in Egypt with the New London Singers, mezzo soloist in Rachmaninov Vespers Op. 37 with the New London Singers and, in Ottawa, with the Cantata Singers, Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio with the Thirteen Strings in Ottawa, and she has toured Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with soprano Erinne-Colleen Laurin and the Quatuor Despax string quartet in Quebec.

A winner of The North York Concert Orchestra Mozart Vocal Competition, Heidi was the alto soloist for Handel’s Messiah, Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, and Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Oakville Choral Society. She has also performed the title role in Handel’s Solomon with the Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Oratorio Programme.

Heidi holds a Master of Music degree in voice performance from the University of Ottawa where she studied with Ingemar Korjus, and a Baccalaureate of Music in flute performance with NACO principal flautist Robert Cram. She studies regularly with Gary Coward and Deborah Miles-Johnson. Heidi is based in North London and enjoys freelancing as a singer. She is the part-time Junior Music and French teacher at St. Margaret's School Hampstead, where she also teaches a studio of private singing pupils. Heidi looks forward to joining the Imperial Male Voice Choir as soloist in their upcoming concert 23 March, and singing Handel's Messiah with Dei Gratia in April. Tickets and information for Heidi's upcoming concerts can be found on www.heidijost.com.

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