Alison Hill

Soprano
Alison Hill

Alison Hill began singing as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral under Dr Richard Seal. In 2006 she graduated from Trinity College in Cambridge and has since performed, recorded and toured extensively with ensembles such as The Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardener, Polyphony under Steven Layton, The Sixteen for Harry Christophers, Alamire for David Skinner, Tenebrae for Nigel Short, Retrospect Ensemble for Matthew Halls, Stile Antico and La Grande Chappelle.

Ali's solo career includes Faure’s Requiem with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Monteverdi's Vespers in Winchester Cathedral, Mozart's 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, as the female soloist for the Irish show, Riverdance, in packed arenas across Europe and America.

In 2010 Ali made her solo debut at The Wigmore Hall and has toured extensively 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. She has been delighted to return to her roots at Salisbury Cathedral on numerous occasions, most recently in the 2012 Southern Cathedral's Festival to perform Mozart's Regina Coeli. Over the 2012 Olympics, Ali was lucky enough to be a soloist in the "Welcome songs" for I Fagiolini under Robert Hollingworth, in collaboration with the celebrated folk artist, Eliza McCarthy.

Alongside singing, Ali enormously enjoys her work as a musical assistant on courses for The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Ulster Youth Choir and Royal Schools of Church Music and she has recently returned from teaching choir directors working with children in disadvantaged areas of Mumbai in India for the burgeoning charity, Songbound.

When she is not singing, Ali enjoys climbing rock faces and is doing a part-time masters degree in climate change.