Henriet Fourie, Soprano

Henriët Fourie, a native of South Africa, is based in Chicago, USA, where she enjoys a varied career as solo and ensemble musician. She is not only an experienced oratorio and opera singer, but is also an enthusiastic supporter of new music.

She has been a featured soloist at the Handel Week Festival (IL), the International Baroque Institute at the Longy School of Music (MA), Outside the Box Festival (IL), the Piccolo Spoleto Festival USA (SC) and with CUBE Ensemble, one of Chicago’s leading new music groups. She is a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Bella Voce and the William Ferris Chorale. Some of her most notable solo appearances include George Crumb’s 20th century masterpiece Ancient Voices of Children, the Messiah (Handel), Gloria (Vivaldi), Oratorio de Noël (Saint-Saëns), Coronation Mass in C Major (Mozart), Carmina Burana (Orff), and most recently Dona nobis pacem (Vaughan Williams) with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. On the opera stage she has most recently performed the roles of Monica (The Medium), Adele (Die Fledermaus), and Fortune (Coronation of Poppea).

Ms. Fourie holds degrees in Vocal and Piano Performance from the College of Charleston (SC) and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from DePaul University (IL) where she studied with Julia Bentley

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