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Name: Rachel Marie Parkes
Skills: Singer, Soloist (Coloratura Soubrette Soprano)
Phone: +44 (0)1934 830270
Address: The Acers, 94 Park Road, Congresbury BS49 5HH, United Kingdom
Links: E-mail
Rachel graduated from the school of music at the University of Wales with BMus (hons) in 2003 and is known for her "shimmering soprano voice". During her career, Rachel has performed with the award-winning female vocal ensemble Voices SA, and the professional ensembles Con Spirito and Lyrica. Rachel has also performed in a coloratura masterclass with Cardiff Singer of the World's Ingrid Surgenor, toured Prague as the soprano soloist in Tippet’s "A Child of Our Time" and performed at venues across the UK and the East coast of America.

In August Rachel will be the soprano soloist of choice for the premier of a major new work entitled "Namarie", taking place in Austria. Rachel can be heard on the original recording of June Boyce-Tilman's composition "Hildegard Revisited", and has recently recorded a selection of Sacred arias in conjunction with Archangel Recordings, which was premiered in April 2006 on Brunel 200 fm. Rachel has also sung on live radio, by listener request, and has received favourable reviews for her confident and moving performance.

Prizes won include the Churchill Music Prize 1999, Friends of the Playhouse Stage and Film Award and the Kingswood Vocal Prize.

Repertoire includes: Oratorio: Faure's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, JS Bach's Magnificat in D, Rutter's Requiem, Mozart's Grand Mass in C, Handel's Messiah, Vivaldi's Gloria, Allegri's Miserere, Tippett's A Child of Our Time and Vivaldi's Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera, Mozart' Exultate Jubilate. Musical theatre: Rapunzel in Into the Woods, the Narrator in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Joanne in Godspell, Pandora in The Secret Diary, Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Clunegonde in Candide. Opera: Barbarina in Le Nozze Di Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute.



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