Henriët Fourie, a native of South Africa, is based in Chicago, where she enjoys a varied career as a solo and ensemble musician. She is not only an experienced oratorio and opera singer, but also an enthusiastic supporter of new music. She has been a featured soloist at the Handel Week Festival (IL), the International Baroque Institute at the Longy School of Music (MA), Outside the Box Festival (IL), the Piccolo Spoleto Festival USA (SC), New Music DePaul (IL), with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (IL), the Chicago Composers' Consortium, and in concert halls across the United States and South Africa. Henriët is a founding member of Fused Muse Ensemble and she has also collaborated with various ensembles including CUBE Ensemble, Rook, Ars Antigua and The Opera Company. She has performed at Carnegie Hall (NY) as a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and is also a member of the William Ferris Chorale and Bella Voce. Henriët holds degrees in Vocal and Piano Performance from the College of Charleston (SC) and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from DePaul University (IL) where she studied with Julia Bentley.