Jennie Such

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) Postgraduate Diplomas from the Royal College of Music in London, England, with specialties in Concert and Opera Studies.

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.” Most recently she performed as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Winnipeg Symphony under the baton of Maestra Tania Miller.

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 teaches voice at Western University, Laurier University, The Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre (Stratford Festival), and holds the position of Singing Coach at the Stratford Festival. She was the resident vocal coach for the Toronto production of Billy Elliot where she worked extensively with both youth and adult actors in principal roles. As an adjudicator Jennie has served for the Ontario Arts Council, and the Kiwanis Festival 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.