The English soprano, 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. On leaving Oxford 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.
Rebecca Outram is a regular performer with most of the major British period performance ensembles and orchestras, working especially regularly as a soloist with the King's Consort, the Sixteen and the Gabrieli Consort. She is also a founding member of the renowned a capella ensembles The Clerks' Group and The Cardinall's music. As both a soloist and a consort singer, she has toured extensively throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East.
With The Sixteen Rebecca Outram has been a soloist at 2003 Salisbury Festival in Antonio Vivaldiís Gloria and J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243). In November she performed François Couperinís Leçons de Ténèbres with The Kingís Consort at the Wigmore Hall, and she is in the process of recording Monteverdi sacred music with Robert King and Hyperion records. She also sang Purcellís Dido and Aeneas with The Kingís Consort at this yearís Bath Festival (ďa fine BelindaĒ - The Independent).
Rebecca Outram is a regular soloist with the choir of St. Paulís Cathedral, performing Haydnís Nelson Mass with them this year. With the Lufthansa Festival at Londonís St.Johnís Smith Square she performed George Frideric Handelís LíAllegro with Ivor Bolton (ďlight-filled sopranoĒ - The Times), and with the London Handel Festival, Esther, with further concerts in Norway. Past concerts also include W.A. Mozartís Requiem with the Bournemouth Sinfonia, J.S. Bachís Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) conducted by Sir David Willcocks and Purcellís Fairy Queen in the Ravenna Festival, Italy. Further plans include concerts in London, Chester, Sweden, Germany, Italy and Spain, and a recording of J.S. Bachís Motets with The Hilliard Ensemble.
Rebecca Outram has participated in a number of recordings, including two Gramophone winners with the Clerks' Group and a highly acclaimed recording of music by Hildegard of Bingen with the Oxford Camerata.