biography

soprano

Joanna Brooke is a vibrant soprano based in Sydney. A regular performer of oratorio, Joanna has featured as the soprano soloist in Vivaldi's Gloria in D, Mozart's Requiem in D minor and Handel's Messiah. In 2021, she has enjoyed featuring with the Good Friday Messiah at Epping Baptist Church and the Hobart Orpheus Choir's St John Passion at St David's Cathedral, Hobart.

Taking to the operatic stage, Joanna made her debut with The Cooperative in March 2021 as First Priestess in Gluck's Ephigénie en Tauride and Shepherd in Puccini's Tosca.

Joanna looks forward to playing the role of Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with Hobart Orpheus Choir in November.

A passionate educator, Joanna teaches singing. Joanna has taught at Queenwood School for Girls since 2019 as a voice teacher and enjoys teaching private students of all ages and voice types.

Conductor

An accomplished choral conductor, Joanna has directed the Jubilate Singers since 2015. Under her leadership, the choir has featured in choir festivals, including the Blackheath Choral Festival in 2016 and ABC Sydney's Sing Out Sydney in 2018 and 2019. She has led the choir to perform interstate in Tasmania, singing Vivaldi's Gloria in D at St. Matthew's Anglican Church in New Norfolk in 2018.

Joanna has also been a regular conductor with Gondwana Choirs since 2019. Currently, she leads Mini and Whitwell Choirs with children aged 6-11 years. Joanna also leads two junior choirs at Queenwood School for Girls.

In 2020, Joanna was the proud recipient of River City Voices' Assistant Conductor Scholarship, under the leadership of Sarah Penicka-Smith. In 2021, Joanna has enjoyed continuing to guest conduct rehearsals with River City Voices.

As a composer and performer of children's music, Joanna released two singles through ABC Music in 2020.

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Want to learn to sing? From shower singers to experienced choristers, Joanna offers private singing lessons and choral workshops for all voice shapes and sizes.