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Rebecca Duckworth

Director of Ely Cathedral Imps

Rebecca delights in directing the Cathedral's choir, the Ely Cathedral Imps. The choir participates in large scale Cathedral concerts, services, and concerts at other venues. It is an ever expanding choir!

Rebecca is singing teacher to the choristers of Norwich Cathedral, guest conductor at youth choir festivals, adjudicator at competitions and has worked on vocal research projects at the Institute of Education. Rebecca set up a winter choir, "Winter Tonic", enabling people to sing their way through the winter months. For several years, Rebecca delivered Ely Cathedral's chorister outreach programme, visiting schools, mentoring students and drawing teachers and pupils together in the cathedral for "Big Sing" style concerts.

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).