NEW ZEALAND POP-OPERA TRIO
jess
jess
As a young girl I spent many happy hours on my Granddad's farm yodelling in the gully imagining I was Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music, and on family road trips I was the car stereo that could not be switched off! After memorising the role of Christine in the Phantom of the Opera, I began singing lessons at the age of 10, determined to be a professional singer.

Now an experienced performer, I realise how blessed I was to grow up in a Christian and musical family where my love of music was nurtured and encouraged. I delight in singing; it is my passion and a gift I love to share.

There have been many highlights in my singing career to date; the most recent of course has been working with Karyn and Jess to establish Tre-Belle. Our rehearsals have been heaps of fun and this is reflected in our on-stage rapport. Tre-Belle's unique arrangements are captivating, and promise an enchanting and memorable performance.
Qualifications

Trinity College Performers Certificate

Performances

Guest Soloist – Schubert and the Golden Era of Vienna, Bowral Autumn Music Festival, Australia (2008)
Maria Rainer - Sound of Music with Ray Woolf and Pan Pacific Productions, Hawkes Bay(2008)
Guest Soloist – Last Night of the Proms with Ars Nova Choir, New Plymouth (2008)
Lexus Song Quest semi-finalists broadcast on Concert FM(2007)
Antonia alongside Patrick Power - The Tales of Hoffmann, Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Society Wanganui, Palmerston, Kapiti Coast and Wellington (2007)
NZ Heartland Tour – Guest Soloist with Rob Guest and Kellie Dickerson, Wanganui, Paraparaumu, Wellington, Upper Hutt (2007)
Guest performer with Rob Guest and Kellie Dickerson on TVNZ’s Good Morning Programme (2007)
Guest soloist with Dame Malvina Major at the outdoor concert ‘A Picnic in the Park’(2007)
Soprano soloist - Dvorak’s Mass in D Major and Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise, Palmerston North Choral Society (2007)
Yum Yum – The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan Society (2006)
Solo performance and interview on TVNZ’s Good Morning Programme(2006)
Guest Soloist - Last Night of the Proms concert with Ars Nova Choir, New Plymouth(2006)
Casilda – The Gondoliers, Wellington Gilbert and Sullivan Society (2005)
Guest Soloist - Last Night of the Proms, Wanganui (2005)
Maria Rainer – Sound of Music with Ray Woolf and Pan Pacific Productions, Wanganui (2004)
Guest Soloist – Kapiti Coast Concert Orchestra, directed by Kenneth Young (2004)
Guest Soloist – Kapiti Chamber Choir’s performance of Schubert’s Standchen, directed by Professor Peter Godfrey (2004)
Soprano Soloist – Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, directed by Michael Fulcher (2004)
Soprano Soloist - Handel’s Messiah, directed by Mark Leicester, Wanganui (2002)
Soprano Soloist - Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, directed by Mark Leicester, Wanganui(2001)
Mabel – Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, Wanganui (1999)
Supporting Artist to Dame Malvina Major and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at the outdoor concert 'Opera at the Acre’ (1999)

Awards

Semi-finalist in the New Zealand Lexus Song Quest (formerly the Mobil Song Quest) (2007)
Finalist in the Raymon Opie Memorial Aria, Wellington (2007)
Finalist in the Evening Post Aria, Wellington (2001)
Won the Royal Overseas League Scholarship, Palmerston North (1995)
Won the National Lynda Wotton Memorial Vocal Scholarship, Auckland (1993)
Won the Manawatu Competition Society Vocal Scholarship (1993)
Won the Wanganui Competition Society Vocal Scholarship (1992)

Teachers Jenny Wollerman (present), formerly: Emily Mair, Jane Godfrey and Ruth Evans
Courses

Soloist for the Wellington Lexus Song Quest Master Class with Elizabeth Connell, Wellington (2007)
Attended the New Zealand Opera School, Wanganui (2006)
Soloist for the Wanganui/Manawatu Choral Federation Conference and Master Class with Anthea Moller (1999)
Attended the New Zealand National Singing School, Napier (1997 and 1999)
Guest Artist for NEWZATS Conference on the Adolescent Voice directed by Professor David Jowlett from United States of America (1993)