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Rachel Ambrose Evans (Soprano)

Born: England

The English soprano, Rachel Ambrose Evans, read Music at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Her first instrument and she did her final recital on the baroque violin. Having not really done much singing before her degree, she was quite surprised to get a place to sing with the Trinity College Choir of Cambridge under Stephen Layton in her final year.

Since then, singing has taken over Rachel Ambrose Evans' musical life and she now sings with various consorts and choirs in the UK and Europe, including The Tallis Scholars (Director: Peter Phillips), Polyphony (Director: Stephen Layton), Dunedin Consort (Director: John Butt), Arcangelo (Director: Jonathan Cohen), New London Consort (Director: Philip Pickett), Britten Sinfonia Voices, Zürcher Sing-Akademie and Temple Singers. She is also a member of the Choir of Hampstead Parish Church.

With a particular interest in early music, which was first sparked when studying the Baroque violin, Rachel Ambrose Evans's recent solo engagements have included George Frideric Handel's Israel in Egypt (Holst Singers/Stephen Layton), J.S. Bach's St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) and St John Passion (BWV 245) (Israel Camerata Orchestra Jerusalem/Avner Biron), Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, and Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria with the King's College Choir Cambridge and St John's College Choir in Cambridge. She appears as a soloist with Trinity College Choir of Cambridge on discs of music by Kenneth Leighton and Eriks Esenvalds, and with Polyphony on discs of music by Karl Jenkins and Arvo Pärt.

In 2016, Rachel Ambrose Evans performed at the Southwell Music Festival; then several concerts of a touring project with the Marian Consort of some Gesualdo; J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232) with Amici Voices; travelling to Scandinavia for the first time to perform a staged version of G.F Handel's Messiah at the Bergen Opera in 2017.

Rachel Ambrose Evans also enjoys teaching the choristers of the Junior Choir. She currently lives in London, England.


Source: Hampstead Parish Church Website; Southwell Music Festival Website (2016)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Jonathan Cohen


Member of Arcangelo:
V-1 (2013):
BWV 232

William Dawes


Video (2014): BWV 4

Stephen Layton


Member of Trinity College Choir of Cambridge:
V-3 (2013):
BWV 248/1-6

Links to other Sites

Music at Hampstead Parish Church: Choir Members
Rachel Ambrose Evans (Amici Voices)
2016 Performer Profiles: Rachel Ambrose Evans (Southwell Music Festival) .

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