Hailed as “a true contralto, with a big, deep, resonant projection that can fill a hall,” Heather Petrie is becoming a familiar voice throughout the Northeast. As a soloist she has recently appeared with the American Symphony Orchestra, CT Lyric Opera, Voices of Ascension, and Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. She performs frequently with the NY Philharmonic, the choir of St Ignatius Loyola, Musica Sacra, Clarion Music Society, Essential Voices USA, and has also sung with the Holy Trinity Bach Vespers series, and at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. She has been a member of the opera chorus at both Bard Summerscape and the Princeton Festival, and has performed numerous operatic roles. In Spring of 2017 she will make her Metropolitan Opera debut in the chorus of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
Heather is a founding member of the critically acclaimed, eight-voice treble group Etherea Vocal Ensemble, and is prominently featured on both of their recordings, released by Delos. On Hymn to the Dawn, their sophomore album, Heather makes a “memorable solo contribution with her creamy contralto” (Opera News). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Voice from Bard College, a Master of Music in Opera Performance from SUNY Purchase Conservatory, and is a proud member of AGMA.