Rachel Godsill



Chamber music

Session work



…soaring lyrical

    …startling rendition…    


About Rachel

Having performed in major concert venues throughout the UK and Europe, Rachel’s concert repertoire spans Bach and Handel through Mozart and Rossini to Tippett and Orff.

At home with contemporary repertoire whilst also well-versed in oratorio and recitals.

Concert platform includes recitals of Elgar, Britten, Brahms, Wolf, Fauré, Debussy and Kodály. She has performed Handel’s Messiah with the Academy of Ancient Music in China

Many pieces have been composed specifically for her.

Rachel has worked with, amongst others, Richard Hickox, Simon Rattle, Roger Norrington, Emmanuelle Haim, Charles Mackerras and Ivan Fischer, performing with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London Voices and Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Read Rachel’s biography or contact her below.


Nature, the gentlest mother

Aaron Copland / Emily Dickinson
Pianist Marie-Noëlle Kendall

Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon

Music: Poulenc
Pianist: Nigel Foster

2. Fêtes Galantes

Media Kit

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Upcoming Concerts

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Past Performances

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Rachel Godsill began singing in Pocklington parish church choir in her home county of East Yorkshire. She read Music whilst a choral scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge, before postgraduate vocal study at the Royal College of Music.

Subsequently her career has taken her to concert halls across N Europe, America and China – to Prague for performances of songs by Janacek and Smetana, to Beijing and Shanghai for performances of Britten’s Peter Grimes and War Requiem, and to Budapest and Erfurt for performances of baroque and contemporary music.

In June 2022 Rachel’s voice and viola duo Sopriola explored the possibility of touring northern Europe without flying.  The duo gave concerts in Cambridge, Krefeld, Berlin, Cologne and Rheinsberg, the programme including premieres of newly commissioned works for voice and viola d’amore.

Concerts this season include Mendelssohn’s Elijah with St Paul’s Festival Chorus in Knightsbridge, Arne cantatas in St James’ Piccadilly, and further recitals of French song with Marie-Noëlle Kendall.

Rachel has performed with the Choir of the Age of Enlightenment, European Voices, London Voices and The Academy of Ancient Music, working with conductors including Simon Rattle, Richard Hickox, Charles Mackerras and Roger Norrington. She has recorded music for film and can be heard on the soundtracks of Harry Potter, Star Wars. Beauty and the Beast and Mission Impossible!

Rachel teaches the choral scholars of Peterhouse, and Corpus Christi Colleges, and the boy trebles of Jesus College, Cambridge. She lives in Linton and is passionate about making singing available to all.

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