Rachel Redmond was born in Glasgow. She discovered her love of singing with the Junior Chorus of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the age of seven, and later spent ten years singing with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, frequently as a soloist.
Rachel studied at the Music School of Douglas Academy and received her BA Hons from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, where she was awarded the Florence Veitch Ibler prize for oratorio performance in her final year. She went on to earn a master of music (with merit) at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Rachel made her Glyndebourne debut in summer, 2009, as a solo fairy in Purcell’s Fairy Queen. Her other recent solo performances include Apparition in Verdi's MacBeth (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Brahms’ Requiem (Glasgow City Halls, with the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra), Bernstein's Chichester Psalms (Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), Handel's Saul, as part of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Dunblane Catherdal and Karl Jenkins' new Gloria and Beethoven Mass in C in the ‘Se’, Lisboa.
She has recorded as a soloist with NYCoS and the RSAMD Chamber Choir and last year she was a semi-finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and a finalist in the London Bach Prize.
Rachel is a current member of les Jardin des Voix and her other future plans include Howells’ Requiem with the Gabrieli Consort, the angel, in a European tour of Handel’s Jephtha with Les Arts Florissants and Handel’s Messiah in the Burford Easter Festival.