Rachel Ambrose Evans, Soprano
Rachel is a soloist and consort singer with a variety of vocal ensembles in the UK and Europe including Polyphony, Tenebrae, Arcangelo, Britten Sinfonia Voices, New London Consort, Philharmonia Voices and Temple Singers.
She appears as a soloist on recently released discs of music by Karl Jenkins (Deustche Grammophon) and Arvo Pärt (Hyperion) with Polyphony conducted by Stephen Layton. She has also appeared as a soloist in live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and Netherlands national radio.
With a particular interest in early music, which was first sparked when studying the baroque violin, her recent solo engagements have included Handel Israel in Egypt (Holst Singers/Layton), Bach St Matthew Passion and St John Passion (Israel Camerata/Avner Biron), Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, Purcell Fairy Queen and Vivaldi Gloria with the choirs of King's and St John's Colleges in Cambridge.
Future projects include Handel Joshua and Samson, Bach Magnificat and Handel Messiah.
A recent graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge, where she read Music, Rachel sang with the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge under Stephen Layton. She appears as a soloist with the choir on recently released discs of music by Kenneth Leighton and Ēriks Ešenvalds on the Hyperion label.