Rebecca Outram started her musical life as a pianist – it was only on joining the chapel choir of Keble College, Oxford that she discovered her voice and her passion for singing. Rebecca went on to study at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, since when she has built up an impressive career in a variety of musical fields.
An experienced soloist, Rebecca’s concert highlights include Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers with The King’s Consort/Robert King and Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with The Gabrieli Consort/Paul McCreesh, both at the BBC Proms; Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Dixit Dominus with The Sixteen/Harry Christophers at the Salisbury Festival; Handel’s L’Allegro with Ivor Bolton at the Lufthansa Baroque Festival at St John’s Smith Square; Bach’s Magnificat with the English Concert/James O’Donnell in Spain; Couperin’s Leçons de Tenebres with The King’s Consort at the Wigmore Hall and the Nuremberg Festival; Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone at the Ravenna Festival; Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with The King’s Consort at the Bath Festival; Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Harmonie Mass in St Paul’s Cathedral; Handel’s Esther with the London Handel Festival/Laurence Cummings in London and Norway; Bach’s B Minor Mass in Barcelona; Bach’s Christmas Oratorio conducted by Sir David Willcocks; and Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Dominican Vespers at the Casa da Musica in Porto.
Rebecca has made many recordings as a soloist including Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone (CD Arts), William and Henry Lawes’ Songs and Knüpfer ‘Sacred Music’ (both on Hyperion), Bach’s Motets with The Hilliard Ensemble (ECM records), William Child’s Psalms (ASV records), Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers with The King’s Consort as part of their complete series of Monteverdi sacred music for Hyperion records, Dido and Aeneas with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on Chandos and Durufle’s Requiem with Keble Chapel Choir.
Recent highlights include a recording of Handel’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne for BBC Radio 3, Bach’s Cantata Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht and Lutheran Mass in F in Westminster Abbey as part of the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, performances of Handel’s Messiah with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham Symphony Hall, Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Manchester Camerata in the Bridgewater Hall, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in St John’s Smith Square, and Verdi’s Requiem in Harrow School.