Biography

 

Alison Hill began singing as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral under Dr Richard Seal. In 2006 she graduated from Trinity College in Cambridge and continues to study with Ashley Stafford and Philip Doghan in London. Over the last five years she has recorded and toured extensively with The Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardener, Polyphony under Steven Layton, The Sixteen for Harry Christophers, Tenebrae for Nigel Short, Retrospect Ensemble for Matthew Halls, Stile Antico, La Grande Chappelle, and Alamire.


Alison’s solo performances include Monteverdi Vespers in Salisbury Cathedral, Milton Abbey and Winchester Cathedral, Faure’s Requiem with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Requiem in St Martin’s in the Field, Handel’s Messiah at St John’s Smith Square and Salisbury Cathedral, Cambridge Early Music Festival with The Parley of Instruments and more unusually, folk singing for the Irish show Riverdance in arenas across Europe and America. In 2008, Alison performed Rutter’s Requiem in Winchester Cathedral for the Bach Choir and toured with Sir John Eliot Gardener and The Monteverdi Choir performing and recording as a soloist in venues such as The Royal Festival Hall and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. Last year she made her solo debut at The Wigmore Hall for Retrospect Ensemble.  Alison is also a member of Galán; a soprano vocal trio with harpsichord and theorbo who have recently been made Brighton Early Music Festival’s Young Artists.


Future performances include ‘Pie Jesu’ from Fauré’s Requiem with The Bach Choir, ‘Der Freischütz’ by Weber at Opéra Comique with The Monteverdi Choir and a recital of Handel’s Nine German Arias at the Tower of London.