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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Rachel Nicholls joined Wokingham Choral Society at Eton School Hall on 25th March 2006 to perform Mendelssohn's Elijah.

Rachel Nicholls       Soprano

Rachel Nicholls studied singing at the Royal College of Music where she won the President's Rose Bowl for the Most Outstanding Student of the Year, the Cuthbert Smith Prize, the Lies Askonas Prize and the Van Someren Godfrey Prize for English Song.

She made her Royal Opera dèbut as Flowermaiden/Parsifal under Sir Simon Rattle and returned as Pepik/The Cunning Little Vixen under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Prilepa/The Queen of Spades under Valery Gergiev and Echo/ Ariadne auf Naxos under Antonio Pappano and Sir Colin Davis for the revival. She created Philippa in John Browne's Babette's Feast for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden at the Linbury Studio Theatre. She made her dèbut with Scottish Opera as Flora/The Knot Garden, Other roles include Theophano/Ottone and Metella/Silla at the London Handel Festival, the title role in Handel's Susanna with Early Opera Company, Bella/Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm? for Almeida Opera, Dorabella/Così fan tutte for English Touring Opera, and Ginevra/Ariodante for English Touring Opera at Buxton Festival. Her other roles include Junon/Platee, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni and Tatyana/Eugene Onegin.

In concert, Rachel has sung with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hanover Band, the London Handel Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Brighton, Fishguard, Gloucester Three Choirs, London Handel and Presteigne Festivals and at Bath Abbey, St James's Piccadilly, and the Royal Albert Hall.

     March 2006