Soprano and King’s alumna Kristi Assaly Bryson is returning to King’s as a soloist in the Bach Mass in B Minor on April 14 and 15.
Kristi holds a Bachelor of Arts (’09) with a combined honours in music and contemporary studies from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University. She studied voice with Professor Marcia Swanston at Dalhousie and was a choral scholar with the King’s College Chapel Choir under the direction of Dr Walter Kemp and Paul Halley.
“I am delighted that Kristi Bryson, a King’s College Chapel Choir alumna and now a distinguished performer in her own right, is returning as a soprano soloist for these performances,” says director of music Paul Halley.
Kristi recently graduated with a master of music in advanced vocal performance from the Royal College of Music in London, where she studied with Janis Kelly and Eiddwen Harrhy. She is an experienced performer on both the opera and concert stage, and she has appeared regularly as a soloist in recital. Kristi is the winner of the Dalhousie Concerto Competition and the Music at the Three Churches Chamber Music Competition.
“My years as a choral scholar were formative for my development as a musician and as a singer,” says Kristi. The music programme at King’s introduced me to, and deepened my understanding of, a variety of musical styles and genres and encouraged my growth, not only as a singer but as a well-rounded musician. The annual Bach masterwork concerts are a unique platform for young artists like myself, and I feel privileged to be a part of this celebration of the accomplishments of the King’s Chapel and its exceptional music programme.”