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Rosemarie van der Hooft

Music Instructor - Voice

Rosemarie van der Hooft





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Mezzo-soprano, Rosemarie van der Hooft holds a Masters of Early Music Performance from McGill University and enjoys a career performing masterpieces of the baroque and classical era alongside the new and varied works of contemporary classical composers. She is widely respected for her interpretations of Bach and Handel. Career highlights include oratorio and concert performances with acclaimed orchestras and ensembles throughout the United States and Canada, including Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, New York Collegium, Boston Handel and Haydn Society, Washington Bach Consort and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Rosemarie is featured with the Aradia Baroque Ensemble on the Naxos label recording of Henry Purcell’s music for The Tempest. She has been heard on CBC in concert with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Tafelmusik, GroundSwell, Victoria Symphony, SoundStreams Canada among others. Rosemarie’s operatic work reflects her baroque and 20th century specialties including Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (role: Dido), Handel operas Ariodante (role: Polinesso) and Tamerlano (role: Irene) and the Manitoba Opera premiere of Randolph Peters’ opera Nosferatu (Sequin Lady).

Ms. van der Hooft’s interpretation of repertoire from the 20th and 21st century has received widespread critical acclaim. She has been a frequent performer at the Winnipeg Symphony’s New Music Festival. She regularly performs, commissions and premieres the work of Canada’s foremost composers in collaborations with Winnipeg colleagues. Recent performances include Randolph Peters “Violinmaker’s Lament” and “A Prairie Boy’s Life” by John Greer. Rosemarie performs regularly as a member of the music faculty at Canadian Mennonite University, where she teaches voice IAMS, Lyric Diction and Vocal Pedagogy. She is active as an adjudicator and clinician. . Rosemarie has offered workshops in "Baroque Performance of Vocal Repertoire" and "Breathing for Singing", and is in demand as a masterclass clinician. She has adjudicated at the Eckhardt-Gramatte National Competition, at local festivals and university competitions and juries. Rosemarie is a member of the NationalAssociation of Teachers of Singing and serves as secretary for the Manitoba Chapter of NATS.

She and her husband have three talented sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, and one delightful grandchild (so far).


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Areas of Teaching

Voice Instruction, Lyric Diction, Vocal Pedagogy


MMus (McGill) BMus University of Manitoba

Work in Detail


Individual Applied Music Studies in Voice, Lyric Diction, and Vocal Pedagogy.


Performances with orchestras and choirs  throughout Canada and the United States including oratorio performances with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, New York Collegium, Washington Bach Consort, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Boston Handel and Haydn Society,  Aldeburgh Festival (England), Elora Festival,  American Bach Soloists (San Francisco), Apollo's Fire (Cleveland). Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Alberta Baroque Ensemble , Musik Barock Ensemble (Winnipeg), Richard Eaton Singers (Edmonton), Calgary Festival Chorus, Winnipeg Singers.

Early Music performances with Amaryllis Ensemble ,  Musical Offering (and Ivory Echos, Boston Early Music Festival (2003), Lamecque International Baroque Festival (2005),  as mentor and performer with the Professor Bach Project, CMU's Bachtoberfest performances (2013, 2015) Bach on the Bridge (2017).

New Music performances for Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival, GroundSwell, SoundStreams Canada, and Manitoba Opera, including live broadcast recordings for CBC's Two New Hours and The Signal.

Regular performances with EMERADO (2006- present) and solo vocal recitals with many collaborators including pianists Laura Loewen and Cheryl Pauls, Madeline Hildebrand,  harpsichordist Rachelle Taylor, baritone Mel Braun, and others.


St. Andrew's River Heights United Church – choir and soloist

NATS MB Chapter – secretary

Hustle for Hunger race in support of Agape Table, music volunteer at Agape Table

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