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.
Rachel studied at the Music School of Douglas Academy as a teenager and later 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.
In 2011, Rachel was a member of les Jardin des Voix, the academy for young singers of Les Arts Florissants which led to a tour of concerts under the direction of William Christie and Paul Agnew, in France, Spain and New York. In the wake of the Jardin des Voix, Rachel performed the role of Iris in Lully’s mythical opera Atys, with Les Arts Florissants , the Angel in a European tour of Handel’s Jephtha, Captif in Charpentier’s opera David et Jonathas at the Aix en Provence Music Festival and the Edinburgh Festival, with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, ‘La Tragedie Lyrique’ a concert spanning French Baroque Opera, with Paul Agnew and Les Arts Florissants, Damon in Handel’s Acis and Galatea and programs of Purcell and Boismortier at the 1st ever Festival at Thiré.
Her other recent performances include 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, in Aldeburgh, Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Dunblane Catherdal ,Karl Jenkins’ newGloria and Beethoven Mass in C in the ‘Se’, Lisbon and Carmina Burana at the Auditorio Manuel de Falla in Granada with Concerts from Scratch, Caecilia in Charpentier’s Caecilia, Virgin and Martyr in Aix en Provence, Ambronay and New York with Les Arts Florissants and Purcell’s The Fairy Queen , Rameau’s Pigmalion with the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Handel’s Esther (the boy) at the Wigmore Hall and Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Dunedin Consort. Bach cantata 199, Graupner – Diese Zeit ist ein Spiel der Eitelkeit and Handel’s Deutsche arien in the Edinburgh Festival with the Dunedin Consort, 1st witch at the Thire Baroque Festival, a recording of Charpentier Oratorio with Les Arts Florissants.
Her future plans include; Bach’s St. John Passion with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and St Matthew Passion with the Dunedin Consort, Arethuse in Charpentier’s Acteon and a series of Les Grands Motets with Les Arts Florissants and a recording of Bach Magnificat, in Eb, with the Dunedin Consort.