Rachel Elliott’s international career has taken her to venues as diverse as the Lincoln Center, New York and the Funda Community Centre in Soweto, South Africa. In addition, she has performed throughout Europe, the US, Japan, South America, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Following musical training at The Purcell School, Selwyn College, Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she has worked as a soloist with many groups. These have included Les Arts Florissants, Il Seminario Musicale, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of Ancient Music and Florilegium among others.
She has also spent much of her performing career as an ensemble singer, working for some years with I Fagiolini, as well as with Trinity Baroque and the Cardinall’s Musick. She has recorded frequently for radio and her many CDs include cantatas by Vivaldi and Rameau, as well as lute songs by Campion.
Rachel is always delighted to discover new and interesting ways of presenting great music. In recent years, she has been involved with recording projects with two ensembles, both specialising in the music of Bach. The Bach Players, based in London, perform and record Bach’s cantatas in combination with other music from the period, setting the cantatas within the musical context of his time. Meanwhile the Madrid-based ensemble, Hippocampus, has moved away from recording for CD and instead works with the Arsis label to produce USB flash drives, containing much more than just audio recordings.
Rachel last sang with London Concert Choir in performances of Haydn’s oratorio The Seasons in both London and Assisi.
At present, Rachel combines a performing career with class music teaching, choir direction and being a mother of four.