Rachael – Soprano Soloist

Soprano Soloist In London

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Rachel is a graduate from the Birmingham Conservatoire, where she gained a first class honours degree in Vocal and Operatic Studies under the tutelage of Christine Cairns.  

While at the Conservatoire she won the Winifred Micklam first year prize, qualifying to perform in the Young Kathleen Ferrier Competition, the Birmingham Conservatoire Vocal Prize and the Stuart Cameron French Song Prize. 

Rachel has appeared on stage as Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Sophie in Werther by Massenet, Clorinda from Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Sister Dolcina in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Sister Mathilde in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites and most recently played the lead as Ava in Ava’s Wedding, a 2015 commission by Michael Wolters.

She has also recently performed with the Orchestra of St John under the direction of John Lubbock at Dorchester Abbey, at Ranworth in Norfolk for Patrick Hawes and at Castle Howard, Hazlewood Castle and Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire and Cartmel Priory in Cumbria. 

An alumna of Chetham’s School of Music, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, the CBSO Chorus and the Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, Rachel has toured this country and America performing as both a choir member and solos.  

She is ideal for weddings, receptions, parties, functions, corporate events, private hire events and more.

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Rusalka’s Song to the Moon

Repertoire List

English:
The Prayer – Foster & Bayer Sayer
Ivor Novello Medley of Songs
Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
Summertime
Rusalka’s Song to the Moon – Rusalka, Dvorak (also know fully in the Czech language)
Time to say Goodbye
Sure on this Shining Night – Barber
Amazing Grace
The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23
If music be the food of love – Purcell
Music – John Miles
Goodnight Moon – Eric Whitacre

Opera:
O Mio Babbino Caro – Gianni Schicchi, Puccini
Un Bel di Vedremo – Madame Butterfly, Puccini
Quando Men Vo – La Boheme, Puccini
Lascia ch’io pianga – Rinaldo, Handel
Voi Che Sapete – The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
Porgi Amor – The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
Deh vieni non tardar – The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
Batti, batti, o bel Masetto – Don Giovanni, Mozart
Vedrai, carino – Don Giovanni, Mozart
In uomini, in soldati – Cosi Fan Tutte, Mozart
Piangero la sorte mia – Giulio Cesare, Handel
V’adoro, pupille – Giulio Cesare, Handel
Qual vita e questa mai… Che fiero momento – Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck
We dreamed upon a moonlit night – Bartered Bride, Smetana

Wedding Favourites:
Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod/Schubert
Pie Jesu – Faure
Panis Angelicus – Franck
Where’re You Walk – Handel
Laudate Dominum – Mozart
On Eagles Wings
The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23 (Vicar of Dibley)

Italian:
Ave Maria – Gounod/Schubert
Caro Mio Ben – Giordani
O del mio dolce ardour – Gluck
Amarilli, mia bella – Caccini
Nel cor piu non mi sento – Paisiello
Se tu m’ami, se sospiri – Pergolesi

Song Cycles:
I Hate Music – Bernstein
A Garland to Marjory Fleming – Bennett
The Nursery – Mussorgsky (Russian language)
Five Hebrew Love Songs – Whitacre (Hebrew language)
Ariettes Oubliees – Debussy (French language)
La Courte Paille – Poulenc (French language)
Liedeslieder – Brahms (German language)

War time songs:
White Cliffs of Dover
I’ll Be Seeing You
We’ll Meet Again

Oratorio:
Little Organ Mass – Haydn
Requiem – Faure
Requiem – Mozart
Nelson Mass – Haydn
Vespers – Mozart
Messiah – Handel

Other languages:
Pokarekare Ana – Mauri folk song
Benedictus
Solveig’s Song
Rusalka’s Song to the Moon

Musical Theatre:
How could I ever know – Secret Garden
Can’t Help Loving That Man – Show Boat
If I Loved You – Carousel
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Carousel
All I Ask of You – Phantom of the Opera
Far from the home I love – Fiddler on the Roof
I could have danced all night – My Fair Lady
Wouldn’t it be loverly – My Fair Lady
I have dreamed – The King & I
Something Wonderful – The King & I
Somewhere – West Side Story
One hand, one heart – West Side Story
I don’t know how to love him – Jesus Christ Superstar

Light/Jazz:
Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Autumn Leaves – Eva Cassidy
Danny Boy – Eva Cassidy
Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy
Closest thing to Crazy – Katie Melua

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