Providence Singers names Heather Bryant communications director
Heather Bryant, a writer, editor, and project manager for several nonprofit organizations, has begun work as director of communications for the Providence Singers.
Director of Communications
The Providence Singers
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Providence Singers has appointed Heather Bryant as its director of communications. Bryant, a Rhode Island College graduate, began her work with the Singers earlier this month, initiating a series of social media mini-interviews with soloists in advance of the season’s first concert, “Baroque Brilliance,” November 11 and 12.
“Heather brings a fascinating set of talents to her position here,” said MJ Daly, executive director of the Providence Singers, to whom Bryant will report. “She is a writer and editor who has taught creative writing at the college level. She has broad experience in the nonprofit world as a grant writer, as a coordinator of tutoring at CCRI, as a program director for the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and as a public relations officer. I look forward to working with her as a colleague, advancing the mission of the Providence Singers.”
In addition to promoting the Singers’ 46th concert season, Bryant will work to extend the organization’s reach in choral education and several other areas. She will help organize and support the annual Young Men’s Choral Festival, a day-long workshop that draws more than 100 male singers of high school age. She will assist the Junior Providence Singers as it returns to its original design as an intensive summer choral experience for high school students. She will build and sustain relationships that are important to community outreach, to collaborations with other performing arts groups, to individual and corporate sponsorship, and to the nearly 100 performing members of the chorus.
A native of Ontario, Canada, Bryant earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and film studies at Rhode Island College and continued her studies there, receiving a Master of Arts in English literature with a focus on creative writing and poetry. She has been involved in Rhode Island’s nonprofit sector for more than 13 years, as operations and development director for Shri Yoga and Shri Service Corps, as a grant writer for the Providence Children’s Museum and the Jamestown Arts Center, and as a supervisor for CCRI’s Access tutoring program. She is a consultant on event planning and production and on illustration and marketing projects through her own freelance business, Heather Bryant Creative.
Coming this season
- Baroque Brilliance | Saturday and Sunday, November 11 (Providence) and 12 (Bristol)
Baroque masterworks for chorus and orchestra, including music of Henry Purcell (Come Ye Sons of Art), George Frederic Handel (Zadok the Priest and Dettingen Te Deum), and Jan Dismas Zelenka (Magnificat).
- Messiah | Saturday, December 16, at The Vets (Providence)
Christine Noel conducts the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Providence Singers, and soloists in the eleventh annual performance of Handel’s masterpiece — a fresh reading informed by Baroque performance practice.
- Of Sea and Sky | Saturday and Sunday, March 10 (Cranston) and 11 (Bristol)
Majestic music inspired by the awesome power of the natural world, from Brahms (Vier Quartette) to works by current-day composers. The concert will include Eric Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine and the U.S. Navy Hymn (“... for those in peril on the sea.”)
- Opera Choruses | Saturday, May 19 (Biltmore Hotel, Renaissance Salon)
A grand and glorious journey through the world of opera, done up in fine formal style as a gala concert to benefit choral performance and education: Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, and several of their talented friends.