Vicki St Pierre mezzo-soprano
Vicki St. Pierre’s warm, lush voice “invitingly combines clarity of expression and beauty of tone,” and is described as “rich with both a darkness and brightness.”
Forthcoming engagements include the role of the Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Les Violons du Roy at Carnegie Hall, Handel's Messiah with Orchestra London, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with 13 Strings and Splendors of the Emperor’s Chapel with The Toronto Consort.
Past concert highlights include Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Zelenka’s St. Cecilia Mass with Tafelmusik; Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with the Toronto Consort; Stanford’s Requiem with the Orpheus Choir; Bach’s Magnificat with the Toronto Bach Consort; Messiah with Symphony Nova Scotia, the Edmonton Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Tafelmusik and Victoria Symphony; Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra; and the music of Jommelli with Les Idées Heureuses of Montreal.
On the operatic stage, Ms. St Pierre has appeared in Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Charpentier’s Actéon and Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria with Opera Atelier; Dido and Aeneas with Ensemble Masques de Montreal and Toronto Masque Theatre; Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Toronto Philharmonia; and L’Incoronazione di Poppea with Opera Atelier, Cleveland Opera and Early Music Vancouver.
Vicki is Director of Music at the Cathedral Church of St. James in Toronto and conducts London Pro Musica, an auditioned community choir in London, Ontario. She has been an assistant conductor with Opera Atelier, and is the music director for the New Hamburg Live! Festival of the Arts. She teaches voice at Wilfrid Laurier University and is a lecturer at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Recently she was on faculty at the Centre for Opera Studies In Sulmona, Italy. She completed her doctoral studies in performance at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Dr. Darryl Edwards.