2012, Jamie Henare

Bass Jamie Henare is the recipient of the Kapiti Chorale Award in Vocal Performance for 2012/13. T he following recommendation accompanied his nomination:

Jamie has an excellent and impressive voice.  In addition to his successes at the New Zealand School of Music, he performed very well at the recent Wellington Competitions where he won several classes, including the award for 1st overall in the under-21 classes.

Jamie is now in his third year of studying voice at The New Zealand School of Music taught by Jenny Wollerman.  While still relatively new to classical singing, he has been involved in music from an early age, playing guitar in various bands and singing barbershop.  He has sung with the Orpheus choir appearing in their 2012 production of Candide (singing the role of King Stanislaus) and singing in the Messiah chorus with the NZSO.  Jamie is a member of the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus and later this year will be singing in the NBR production of The Flying Dutchman followed by the role of Giovanni in NZSM's production of Verdi's Il Cosaro.  Jamie also enjoys playing the classical guitar and is studying it as a second instrument at NZSM this year.

Jamie was bass soloist in the Chorale's 30 Anniversary Tribute Concert presented 12 May, 2013 featuring Mozart's Coronation Mass.