Heather Petrie

Heather Petrie, contralto

Hailed as “a true contralto, with a big, deep, resonant projection that can fill a hall,” Heather Petrie is a familiar voice throughout the Northeast.  In April 2017 she was a finalist and prize winner in the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Competition at Carnegie Hall. As a soloist she has appeared with the American Symphony Orchestra, CT Lyric Opera, Voices of Ascension, and Sacred Music in a Sacred Space.  In New York she performs frequently with the NY Philharmonic, the choir of St Ignatius Loyola, Essential Voices USA, and Musica Sacra, and recently toured Russia with the Clarion Music Society. In addition to numerous roles, she has been a member of the opera chorus at both Bard Summerscape and the Princeton Festival, as well as New York City Opera, and is currently a member of the Metropolitan Opera Extra Chorus.  

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.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Voice from Bard College, and a Master of Music in Opera Performance from SUNY Purchase Conservatory. More information can be found at www.heatherpetriecontralto.com