Joanna is an accomplished professional performer, both as a soloist and in ensemble; she is a holder of the DipABRSM for Performance. She studied Voice with Veronica Dunne, Paul Deegan and Evelyn Dowling.
As a soprano soloist, she has enjoyed performing Handel’s Messiah and Fauré Requiem, the Vivaldi Gloria, the première of That yonge Child by Peter Parshall (broadcast on RTE Lyric FM) the Irish premiere of Francis Pott's My Song is Love Unknown, the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, and the Dvorák Mass in D.
Joanna specialises in singing sacred music and is also a choral conducter and musical director. In the academic year 2005-2006, she was the Chorus Master and subsequently conductor of UCD College Choir.
Joanna then took over as Music Director of the Dun Laoghaire Golf Club Choir and the adult church choir in Holy Rosary Church, Greystones.
Like most singers, Joanna is a past member of many choirs including
An Uaithne (forerunner of Anùna)
a Lay Clerk and soloist in Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral Choir
All choral groups in both UCD and TCD
Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society
deputy of the National Chamber Choir of Ireland
Now she is the Director of Music, Cantor and Soloist in the Parish of Mary Immaculate Refuge of Sinners (Rathmines) for the 11am and 12.30pm Sunday masses. She especially enjoys the family mass and has begun to build up a children's choral 'gang' to lead the singing.
In addition, Joanna is a keen amateur, and learning, photographer and enjoys both the
communities in addition to being addicted to Pinterest.
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