Dinah Ayre, alto
Dinah Ayre grew up in a musical family on Vancouver Island and has had a love for choral singing from a young age. She sang in Cantiamo Chamber Ensemble during high school, and since then has always felt the need to be part of a choir. Since moving to Vancouver Dinah has completed an Artist Diploma and Music Performance Diploma at the Vancouver Academy of Music, studying with soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen.
Dinah has a special interest in new music and working with local composers. She was a singer for the 2019 Vancouver Opera New Works Project, an intensive program that brought together writers, composers and musicians to create new opera scenes in just two weeks. Recently she sang in the premiere of the new one-act opera, The Woman Who Borrowed Memories, in the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Dinah was also proud to be part of the audience-selected winning team of Vancouver’s first Art SongSLAM in 2020.
As a personal project, Dinah regularly performs and records art song recitals, hoping to bring this under-appreciated art form more into the spotlight in Vancouver. When she’s not singing, you can find Dinah baking cheesecake at Cheesecake Etc., one of Vancouver’s longest-running dessert restaurants.