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Rebecca Duckworth

Singing Animateur

Originally a Choral Scholar at Christ's College, Cambridge, Rebecca toured widely with the University Chamber Choir, making recordings for BBC television and radio and singing at Salzburg, Paris and Edinburgh Festival's with professional freelance choirs. Leading solo roles include Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) Gilbert and Sullivan (Duchess of Plaza Toro, Lady Psyche) and Oratorio ( Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's Nelson Mass, Vivaldi's Gloria, Rossini's Messe Solenelle etc).

Rebecca delights in directing the cathedral's choir, the Ely Imps. In addition, Rebecca is singing teacher to the choristers of Norwich cathedral, is guest conductor at youth choir festivals, adjudicates at competitions and has worked on vocal research projects at the Institute of Education, London. She delivers teacher training, enabling teachers and community leaders to confidently lead singing within their settings , demystifying vocal technique, making it available to all. Rebecca set up a winter-time choir, "Winter Tonic", enabling people to sing their way through the winter months as well as to receive vocal coaching. For several years, Rebecca delivered Ely Cathedral's chorister outreach programme, visiting numerous schools, mentoring students and drawing teachers and pupils together in the cathedral for "Big Sing" style concerts.

Rebecca particularly enjoys coaching choirs and soloists for performances, examinations and auditions, whilst continuing to perform as a concert soloist.

r.duckworth@elycathedral.org